Mr Riccardo P. is an experienced drum teacher and a performer. He started playing the drums during his teenage years and pursued an education in the field by graduating at Roma Rock School, as well as achieving a short diploma at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles.
Despite his predilection for rock music and its subgenres, he has grown to appreciate music in a much broader sense, always being open-minded and enthusiastic to get involved in all that surrounds its creation, which surely starts from the teaching process. His ultimate goal is to be able to make students fall in love with this beautiful instrument through an effective combination of hands-on learning and fascinating theory learning about techniques, the components of the drum kit, and music.
He believes that, by doing so, students will have learnt and had fun by the end of each lesson and therefore have better results at their grade exams.
Often described as “a drummer with an innovative and creative approach to drumming”,
“with a groove that is different from the norm and fully aware of its timing and feel”, Luigi
(Lui) is a London based drummer, percussionist, educator and songwriter.
He graduated from the British and Irish Institute of Modern Music in Brighton, receiving a BA
Hons in Professional Musicianship with drum studies specialisation. He also comes from a
classical percussion background having studied at the “D. Cimarosa” Conservatoire of
Classical Music in Italy alongside his modern drum kit studies which he carried out since the
age of 9.
The last decade has seen him as part of numerous projects which he provided with his
drumming. He has been working as a live and studio session player as well as having been
an active member of various original projects.
Luigi has been collaborating with a big variety of artists in the U.K. and across Europe. He
has recently been busy touring and recording for bands and artists, such as Black Market
Aftermath, Transatlantic Family Band, Ben Hemming and many more. Additionally he has
been recording for other projects thanks to his vast fluency in many different styles.
During his performing career, so far, he has had the pleasure to record in various renowned
studios in the U.K. and Europe. He has performed in Konk Studios (London), Miloco
Studio/The Pool (London), The Blue Studios (London), Velvet Recordings (Oslo, Norway),
Masterlink Productions (U.K.).
As a busy freelance drummer, Luigi has also been focusing on teaching drums in music
schools across London for the last 7 years. His drum tuitions include very detailed and
customised programmes which are intended for the students to explore all the possibilities in
the music industry as well as for them to acquire the drumming skills needed in order to
succeed. An essential part of his lessons is based around learning and experiencing the
core drumming concepts, including technique, styles, rudiments and independence.