NCYM is delighted to welcome Tristan Butler as guest tutor for our Open Day on Saturday 17th June.
He will be working with students attending the open day on some fun and inspiring musical challenges.
Born in Norfolk, Tristan had his first lesson on drum kit at the age of 12 and after just three years had achieved his grade 8. Through being open minded and willing to try all genres of music, by the age of 16 Tristan had earned a respectable reputation in East Anglia for being a versatile drummer. This led him to be playing a wide range of music including his own jazz trio, big bands, musical theatre companies, function bands and orchestras. At the age of 17 Tristan decided to focus more on orchestral percussion and went on to study with Simon Limbrick and then Joby Burgess. Tristan then successfully auditioned for the centre for Advanced Musicians at Aldeburgh, Snape Malting’s (Aldeburgh Young Musicians) which led him to work alongside world renown artists such as Imogen Heap, Kit Downes and Bellowhead. After finishing his A-levels Tristan took a gap year in which he worked full time as a professional musician playing in shows, teaching private students, running workshops in schools, performing with his Jazz Trio (The Flat Foot Trio), depping for function bands, performing solo recitals and preparing for his conservatoire auditions. After getting offered a place at the Royal Northern College of Music and scholarships to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity College, Tristan decided to accept his place at Guildhall studying the 4 year BMus course in classical percussion and being taught by David Corkhill (Philharmonia), Kevin Hathaway (London Philharmonic), Sam Walton (LSO).