Welcome to Ghostnote Academy, I am PG Branton a drummer and song writer from York.
I have plenty of years experience playing the drums, from live situations, recording, demonstrations and tuition. I have been taught myself in both Rock School and Trinity Guildhall and I am a former student at Access to Music.
My background in drumming started, like most in my formative years, at the age of 12 I began playing for St Chads Scouts Marching band and developed a love of rhythmic conceptions and in particular the manipulation of drum rudiments into music. In fact, still to this day I love to exercise and practice as many rudiments as I can – always honing speed and control!
As I left a marching environment I began to experiment on acoustic kits, from school I met and have been in bands with long time co-musician; guitarist Stew King.
Where my passion has really grown has been through working with other talented musicians and learning to write and play in a number of bands. The experience of playing live and recording has undoubtedly changed over the years since I started but, for my part, the sound and feel of playing a drum kit is still un-matched.
I have developed as a left handed drummer but switched many years ago to a right handed player but still keep my “weak hand” in the game. I am a two footed and single footed player, combining both skills in contemporary music.
I am excited to be able to offer my expertise and knowledge, whilst also being able to help those who have little or no experience to begin their drumming journey. Being in a friendly and comfortable surrounding are hugely important for the safety and welfare of students, lessons are delivered in professional rehearsal and recording studios at Melrose Yard in York.
So if you like what you see and want to learn more don’t hesitate to get in contact via email or by phone.
I look forward to hearing from you!