Mat is currently completing a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Digital Music with Solent University. While studying, Mat is also developing his personal career through composition, music production as well as mixing and mastering through working with local talent, and his personal artist project ‘Matt Vorn’. Mat is also a passionate music production teacher; determined to teach students from all backgrounds and skill levels through engaging and practical teaching.
Playing drums since 1987 and teaching drums since 2003, John Lezana is our newest Drum Teacher, here at River Studios.
John’s career as a musician has seen him playing with many bands of different styles: Rock and Blues, Indie Rock, Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Function Bands and currently plays in a Pink Floyd tribute band playing all over the UK, Ireland and Europe.
A real passion for teaching drums, playing drums and everything drum related. John is also the author of: 50 ways to play your rhythmic phrase.
John is currently available at River Studios on Mondays
Sam Garnett has over 18 years playing a variety of different genres and styles, from Rock and Metal to Funk and Jazz and even a bit of Country and Western. He has toured across the UK from Hampshire/Dorset up through the midlands and even up to Scotland as well as worked as a session musician for studios in Southampton and London but his home is in the local live music scene where you may find him as a house drummer for various open mics. Sam is currently available at River Studios on Wednesdays and Sundays, accepting students of all ages and abilities.