Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Peter Welch aka 'thedrumcoach', an experienced 'world music' percussionist and drum teacher. I run frequent drum workshops in South Shropshire mainly around Church Stretton, Ludlow, Bishops Castle and Shrewsbury.
Have a look around the site to find what you need. The tabs at the top provide more information.
The concept behind thedrumcoach is to make funky West African rhythms available to adults and teens (16+) in a friendly and fun learning environment. It's a not-for-profit enterprise so contributions go to various good causes and charities in West Africa, mainly in The Gambia.
thedrumcoach makes frequent donations to The Gambia Academy: https://thegambiaacademy.org/ where, besides main education, they teach kids the art of balafon, dance, drumming, kora, etc. Help these kids have a better life - 'building bright futures on ancient foundations'.
Feature interview with Shropshire Star, September 2023: (download pdf below)
I try to travel to West Africa as often as possible, to learn new rhythms and experience different cultures. My photo gallery features several pictures.
Social meejah: https://www.facebook.com/peter.welch.507
Welcome to my website that introduces myself and the drumming I offer.
I work in Shropshire mainly around Church Stretton, Ludlow, Bishops Castle and Shrewsbury.
Please have a browse around to find what you need and then contact me for more information.
It's a not-for-profit enterprise so contributions go to various good causes and charities in West Africa, mainly in The Gambia.