Our Teachers

GABOR DORNYEI
PGCert, FHEA

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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