Hector Cottam is a professional drummer and our new Head of Drums at LSA, he’s originally from Edinburgh but currently based in London and has studied music in three different organisations across the globe. He learnt from some of the best drummers in the world most notably at The Collective School of Music in New York City. With Pat Petrillo as his tutor and sessions with the likes of Chris Coleman and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) his thirst for learning had become inspired. He then went on to complete a Higher National Diploma at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance London and finally completed his BMus degree in Music at The University of Westminster London, where he received a 1st class honours.
He has been a part of many successful projects including signing a record deal with Gary Powell's (of The Libertines) Label 25 Hour Convenience Store. He is enthusiastic, professional, kind and bags of fun. He is also proficient on the piano, with a good understanding of theory, which makes him a more musical drummer and teacher.