Drum lessons by Diego Mocci

Are you looking for a drum teacher with all the live experience you expect from a drummer? And do you live in Utrecht, Amsterdam or Leiden, or are you willing to travel? Please take a moment and let me introduce myself to you. For any questions or inquiries, contact me directly.

Diego PortraitMy name is Diego Mocci, born in Sardinia, Italy, moved early on as a youngster to Copenhagen, Denmark where I studied music and toured extensively. I have been living in The Netherlands for some ten years now.

I have been playing the drums as a main instrument for about 25 years. This includes much experience in playing widely different styles of music as Rock, Punk, Pop, Psychedelic, Electronic, Jazz, R&B, Reggae, Hardcore and Metal.

Live experiences range from playing clubs, to festivals and very intensive international touring.

I have been performing for at least 1.000 times in live settings (concerts), and recorded, as a drummer, several records in professional recording studios.

Some of the bands I have worked with include,

  • Atomic Workers (UK)
  • Vibravoid (D)
  • Lords Of Altamont (US)
  • SubwooferTestingDays (NL)
  • WorkingVoodooClub (I/NL)
  • Bambix (NL),
  • Handel (NL)
  • Zappatika (NL)
  • and currently The Mood (I/NL)

My teaching method

From children to adults, beginners to advanced…

Diego ConcertI consider teaching and passing on the knowledge very important, challenging and much rewarding at the same time. My teaching system differs, depending on the student: since no individual is the same, I stress the importance of having a reasonable plan, after having evaluated the students’ level, experience on the instrument, favorite music styles and what he/she would like to achieve.

The system is not only based in learning from books (in order to build a “vocabulary”), but also and especially in using the books as a starting point, after which the student will be shown how to think creatively in a musical context, and come up with his/her own rhythmic ideas, instead of just memorizing and copying.

I consider having an original/independent voice on the instrument, as a true measure of musical competency.

Lessons take place in Utrecht (center, 10 minutes walk from the main station) ,Amsterdam. Lessons at home are also possible if the distance is not too remote.

You can reach me by sending an email to: consume696@hotmail.com