Our Teachers


Head Teacher, Founder, Owner

  • Father
  • Drummer with 4 times Grammy Nominated American Jazz Guitarist Stanley Jordan & tHUNder Duo.
  • Completed the 3 years long MJ Thriller Live West End Show World Tour 
  • 24 years experience in private drum tuition
  • Recording Session Artist with over 60 CD & DVDs to his name, incl. Gold and Platinum Albums
  • Held packed drum masterclasses all around the world, incl. USC & LAMA (Los Angeles, CA) ICMP, TECH, BIMM, DRUMSENSE, ACM in the UK, Berlin Drumtrainer, Hamburg School of Music, Frankfurt Music Academy, Adams Drumworld in The Netherlands, Great Wall Music-China
  • Performed at Glastonbury Festival, Sziget Festival, London Jazz Festival and toured the USA, Europe, UK, Asia, Africa & Scandinavia
  • Recording Artist for DRUMEO (Vancouver, Canada) DRUMCHANNEL (Los Angeles, California) & HUDSON Music (NYC)
  • Interview features & columns in Modern Drummer Magazine (USA) Rhythm Magazine, Drummer Magazine (UK) Sticks, Drums&Percussion, DrumHeads (GER) DrumClub (ITA) Batterie (FRA) Perkusysta & Top Drummer (PL) Slagwerkkrant (NED)  
  • Author of Detroit Institute of Music Education’s (DIME) drum curriculum USA/UK
  • Head of Drums DIME-ONLINE (2014-2018)
  • Faculty at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP-LONDON) since 2012
  • Visiting Professor at the Swiss Music Academy since 2011 
  • Head of Drum Department at Juliard Academy, Cosenza, Italy
  • Owner&Founder at Gabbey Road Private Drum Studio, London
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from University of East London (UEL) PGCert
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy FHEA
  • Childcare Training
  • Prevent Duty Training
  • Safeguarding Training
  • CRB & DBS Checked
  • British Citizen
  • Global Endorser of Pearl Drums (Japan), Zildjian Cymbals (USA), Remo DrumHeads (USA), Vic Firth Drumsticks (USA) Tycoon Percussion (Thailand/USA) Roland V-Drums (Japan) Hardcase (UK) SkyGel Damper Pads (Germany)

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BMUS Bachelor

  • Daniele is a Gabor Dornyei approved teacher 
  • He’s started to play the drums at the age of 7 in his hometown of Belluno, Italy
  • After years and years of dedicated practicing he’s attended Franco Rossi’s Academy of Modern Music in Milan
  • At AMM he’s participated in some of the world’s leading drummers’ masterclasses, such as Dom Famularo, Omar Hakim or David Garibaldi
  • Daniele has graduated from the Accademia di Musica Moderna and National School in Milan, Italy
  • In 2016 Daniele has become Gabor’s student at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance ICMP- London while attended and completed the three years BMUS Bachelor Programme  
  • Daniele is also an experienced performer, with live and studio recording credits in almost all styles from Indie Pop to Rock, Jazz and Theatre Shows
  • He’s performed and recorded with Hollie Stephenson (signed to legendary Eurythmics guitarist Dave  Stewart’s label)
  • He has also recorded drum parts at Abbey Road Studios for the song “One Rhythm”
  • Daniele is an enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated drum teacher
  • DBS checked and Member of the Musicians Union in the UK

BMus Bachelor

  • Carlos Franquiz is a Gabor Dornyei approved drum teacher
  • Carlos has started passionately playing the drums at the age of 12 years old
  • After years and years of dedicated practicing he’s graduated from  IES GUANARTEME in his home country of Gran Canaria, Spain in 2012
  • In 2016 he’s become Gabor’s student at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance BMus Course
  • He’s successfully graduated with a Bachelor Degree in 2016
  • Carlos also achieved a Language First Certificate in English at Cambridge University
  • While at ICMP he’s attended world class drummer’s masterclasses and drum clinics, such as Mark Giuliana, Dennis Chambers and Russ Miller
  • Carlos has a good teaching experience both in private lesson settings and since he’s graduated he’s been teaching at Gabor’s Harrow Drum School (HDS) since 2018
  • Mr Franquiz has a vast working professional experience too and he’s participated in CRASH – Pop 40 Popfest, theatre shows, toured internationally and he can be heard on multiple studio album recordings
  • Carlos is a member of the Musician’s Union in the UK and DBS checked

National Diploma

  • Carlo Morelli is a Gabor Dornyei approved teacher 
  • Carlo has started his music studies at an early age and attended the State School of Music in his hometown in Gubbio, Italy 1993-96
  • After this he’s completed a 3 year long drumming technique course at Stix Drum School in Perugia, Italy 1996-99
  • In 2003 he successfully graduated with a Drum Degree from the University of Music in Rome, Italy
  • During his university years he’s attended Masterclasses by Ron Savage from Berkley College of Music from Boston, USA
  • In 2008 Carlo graduated from the Drums Diploma Course at DrumTech (currently named BIMM-London) 
  • Since 2016 Carlo has been Gabor’s private student at Gabbey Road Studio, London and he’s studied advanced drumming concepts and techniques with him
  • Carlo has good live band experience and performed with orchestras and bands in a wide range of styles
  • He’s DBS checked as well and currently drum teacher at Meadlands Primary School in Ealing
  • Carlo has been teaching drums at Gabor’s Harrow Drum School at the Harrow Arts Centre and at the Harrow, Central Station Road facilities as well since 2018 

BMus Bachelor

  • Emanuele is a Gabor Dornyei approved teacher
  • Emanuele has started his music studies at a very early age with violin and piano back in his hometown in Ancona, Italy. Later he decided to turn into drumming by taking private lessons with Andrea Morandi and completing a 2 years jazz course at “Libera Accademia del Jazz”
  • Couple of years later he’s achieved a Diploma in Music Theory and Soleggio / Conservatorio  di Musica “F. Morlacchi” – Perugia, Italy
  • Since 2015 he has been studying privately with Gabor Dornyei, Chuck Sabo and recently, with David Garibaldi as well as attending several masterclasses with drummers like Mark Guiliana, Josh Dion, Steve Smith and Horacio Hernandez.
  • After moving to London, in 2016 he’s accomplished a Higher Diploma in Music Performance at the ICMP – Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London;
  • In 2019 he’s graduated with a First Class Honors Bachelor Degree in Creative Music Performance at DIME ONLINE in association with Falmouth University, UK
  • Emanuele is a versatile drummer with live and studio experience, performing in big festivals like Isle of Wight, Upton Blues Festivals and Glastonbury for several artists and bands as well as keeping a busy schedule with teaching;
  • He’s DBS checked and currently working as a drum teacher for London Music School in Hackney Central.