Emma playing drums
Emma Whitehead


Emma has played drums for over 20 years and has amassed a great deal of performing experience. She has played at a number of prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, and Manchester Academy. She has also toured around Europe, including the Vienne Jazz Festival, and in various venues around Germany and Amsterdam.

Emma has extensive experience in the studio and her band are frequently played and interviewed on BBC radio. Emma was awarded the bursary for second study piano at Leeds College of Music and has been playing piano since the age of 7.

My son has drum lessons with Emma. She is a fantastic professional teacher, he loves his lessons and is progressing well, I highly recommend.

- Lauren

Quick Facts

Graduated: Leeds College of Music

Professional Qualification: BA (hons) in Jazz Studies, CTLLS (Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector)

Further Studies: DTLLS (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector)

Professional Profile: Performer; Educator, Course Manager

Specialises in: Drum Kit

Also Teaches: Piano, Rehearsal Skills, Performance and Composition, Contextual Studies, Music Theory

Performance Experience: Big Bands, Jazz Ensembles (trios, quartets), Function Bands, Pop/Funk Bands, Session Playing, Duo

Tours: UK; France; Germany; Holland