Drum Lessons with:

Michael McFadyen

Michael has played drums now for 10 years. He started early in high school and has never put down a set of sticks since. After achieving an A in Advanced Higher Music, he pursued his drumming into further education, going in to study at the Academy of Music and Sound Glasgow where he learned various techniques and skills, both practical and theoretical. After completing his HND course, he then moved onto to study his BA(hons) degree at the University of Wolverhampton, which he has now completed with a 2/1. Michael is thoroughly enjoying his time teaching at Carlton Studios after taking over from Kenny and a main point of motivation for him is passing on his knowledge to his students in hopes that they too would like to achieve their ambitions.


Born in: Glasgow, Scotland
Started Playing Drums At: 13 years old
Influenced By: John Bonham, Keith Moon, Ian Paice, Gavin Harrison, Neil Peart, Mitch Mitchell, Gene Krupa

6 years of higher music education.


  • Irrational Fever
  • Sirens
  • Various bands throughout college/university as part of the curriculum
  • The Rain Experiment
  • Juicebox
  • Pulp Function

Here is a track from the Totally Visual EP by The Rain Experiment which Michael played with in the past.



Amanda McAllister


Born in: Cowdenbeath, Fife
Started singing at: 6 years old
Influenced by: Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Robert Plant, Janis Joplin, Steve Tyler


Amanda has been singing since she was a toddler and has been singing professionally for the past 2 years. Very similarly to Michael, she has furthered her vocal technique and skills through education, and studied at the same Academy of Music and Sound Glasgow. Amanda has completed her course starting from Btec through to achieving her BA(hons) degree in 2/1. She is now currently studying her Masters degree in Performance & Vocals. Amanda also currently performs twice a month at venues in Glasgow with her function band Pulp Function, of which Michael drums for. Amanda has proven to be confident and professional with her students, and transfers her knowledge of lifetime work and academic achievements onto budding vocalists looking to further their skill and talents

If you are interested in vocal lessons, please get in touch through normal means with Michael via text/email. Information located on “Contact” page.



Here is a video showcasing Amanda’s talents with Sia – Chandelier & Radiohead – Paranoid Android

Amanda BA 2 Songs from Michael McFadyen on Vimeo.