name is Mark Driscoll and here is my musical resume
am a guitar, drum and bass teacher based in Bromley, Kent. I
have been fully DBS checked and I teach at my home studio, Ascape
studio or at a students own homes if required. Please read on
to see my musical history.
began playing guitar in 1988. Like many people I had been interested
in playing the guitar for some time but had never done anything
about it. I finally took the plunge after seeing a friend playing
the acoustic guitar. After borrowing his acoustic for about
a month I finally bought my first electric guitar and never
I formed my first band with friends about 2 years later. I ran
this band for the next 10 years through various name and line
up changes playing, rock, blues, rock and roll, 60’s soul
and reggae covers. The band gigged regularly in the London and
Kent area, often playing 2 to 3 times a week. This helped me
to develop as a versatile guitarist, as I provided both the
lead and rhythm back bone of the band.
this period I began to teach guitar to a few students, but mainly
concentrated on my own playing which had branched out into original
projects, as a guitarist in a pop band and as a bass player
in a rock band. Both of these bands played in various London
venues including The Rock Garden.
1996-2000 I was also playing main guitar in a duo covering a
wide range of material and gigging throughout London, Essex
and Kent. During
this time I also started playing the drums, initially just jumping
on the kit during breaks at band practices and then gradually
taking it more seriously.
March 2004 having taken a few years out of gigging and teaching,
I formed a new band with my old drummer and bass player. We
called ourselves Adrenalin Switch and with a new singer have
been performing more and more ever since. We cover material
from Hendrix, Cream, ZZ Top, Kravitz, Nirvana, Foo Fighters,
Metallica and many more! Check out the link for the bands website
on the links page!
taught guitar to many people over the years in early 2006 I
decided to start teaching more seriously. I now regularly teach
electric, acoustic and bass guitar lessons from home and also
travel to some students. I also started teaching drums in 2008
and now teach either from my home studio on a full size electronic
kit, at the students home if they have a kit or at Ascape studios
on an acoustic kit if prefered.
If you would like more info on my drum lessons please check
out my drum lessons website a link for which can be found on
the links page. For more info on guitar and bass lessons please
check out the rest of this site.