Ed Hopwood's Teacher Profile Page
Discover Ed Hopwood's teaching style and pedagogy:
Edwin Hopwood is a multi-instrumentalist with experience of performing and teaching in a wide variety of situations, including many performances here and overseas.
As a harp player he has recorded for BBC Radio 4 Comedy series “Mums On The Run” and English Indie band “ The Mystery Jets” and now leads the harmonica course at The Idler Academy in Nottinghill.
As a drummer he has recorded and gigged extensively including an appearance in 2014 at the worlds biggest roots music festival Celtic Connections as well as teaching at many schools and music institutions throughout the city. He is currently playing drums for acclaimed U.K Blues artist “Mark Harrison”.
In addition to drums and Harmonica, Ed plays guitar and sings in a Old-Time stringband.
He has a degree in popular music from the University of West London with a final year speciality in Music Education.
BTEC Nat Dip ( distinction)
Bmus Popular Music ( final year speciality in Education)
Reasons to study with me:
I play drums and percussion to a professional standard. I'm comfortable in many styles and have trained extensively under a number of technical systems including Moeller.
I've been fortunate to have studied harmonica with some world-class players and over the last 5 years and have developing many techniques in Blues and folk/world styles.
I've played guitar/ukulele and sung for many years and find this an excellent base for understanding music theory, chord progressions and Harmony. I also write and perform my own music as part of a trio featuring mandolin, guitar, harmonicas and 3 part Harmonies.