Ágúst Sveinsson

DRUMMER / AUTHOR / EDUCATOR

DRUMMER

Over 30 years drumming experience in all styles of music

AUTHOR

Author of ‘The Show Musician’ The Ultimate Guide to Musical Theatre for Musicians

EDUCATOR

20 years teaching experience covering all styles of music. BA Hons Degree in Music.

Latest News

I am currently working on the musical 9 to 5 at the Savoy theatre in London’s West End. 
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Welcome to my website 

I have been a professional drummer for over 30 years and have in that time been involved in numerous projects covering all styles of music ranging from pop and rock to big band and everything in between. For the last few years I have been mainly involved in musical theatre and have worked on some of the biggest shows in the UK both on tour and in the west end of London.
I received a BA Hons degree in Music & Sound Recording from Salford University in 1997 where I took private lessons with one of UK’s most renowned drum teachers, Dave Hassell. I am also a dedicated teacher and teach at a private school as well as offering private drum lessons from my drum studio in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

The Show Musician

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MUSICAL THEATRE

My book is out and has received great reviews and feedback. It is the ultimate guide for any musician who wants to find out how to become a show musician and is a great resource for anyone with an interest in the subject. See behind the scenes and what it is really like to work as a session player in musical theatre, both on tour and in the West End.

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Testimonials

Invaluable book for any musicians in the theatre world – There is no other book out there like it.

Mark Crossland
(Musical Director/Supervisor)

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Absolute must buy for anyone thinking of a career in show bands. And it’s a really good read for anyone remotely interested in musical theatre. Brilliant book, I loved it.

Steve Turner

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An amazing book, a real true insight into the world of playing for shows. Includes very relevant advice if you are a new self employed musician. A must read!

Stephen Coetzee

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Over 30 years experience in all styles of music

I have extensive experience in all styles of music and have been a session player for over 30 years, performing around the world. See below some of the shows and projects I have worked on.

EDUCATION

My teaching experience spans over 20 years and I have experience in teaching all age and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or just want to expand your current ability I will be able to give you the skills you need to really progress with your playing.


It doesn’t matter if you’re 8 or 80 years old, a total beginner or an experienced player, I can design a teaching program that suits you as an individual and a player, addressing the areas that you want to improve on. Pop, Rock, Jazz, funk, Big Band, Latin, Ballroom dancing, musical theatre, and more, every style is covered.


With over 30 years experience as a professional player in all styles of music and having being taught my self by one of UK’s most renowned drum teacher Dave Hassell you can rest assured that I can take your playing ability to a new level that’s both practical and fun. I teach on top of the range equipment at my purpose built drum studio in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Contact me for a taster drum lesson. I have a BA Honours Degree in Music & Sound Engineering from Salford University.

Studio & Sessions

If you need a professional sounding drums on your demo or album then I have the facility to make that happen using great sounding drum kits, a choice of snare drums and cymbals and top of the range Logic X processing tools. Just email me your tracks and you’ll have great sounding drums giving you that professional sound in no time.

I have all top of the range professional equipment in my studio including a a Yamaha Recording Custom 6 piece drum kit which is one of the most recorded drum kits in history. I also have a 6 piece DW collectors kit which are now classed as one of the best sounding kits ever made. My cymbals are a collection of Paiste top of the line signature and Traditional line cymbals.

Contact

You can get in touch using the contact form below.