Meet The Team
Director, Drum and Guitar Teacher
Having started playing at 3 years old, Oli found his passion for drumming at a very young age. Largely self-taught, his first public performance was while still in Primary School and since then he has added guitar, bass, piano and voice to his growing list of instruments.
Oli began teaching music privately at 16 years old and has been teaching lessons in schools for 7 years. Music has always been an enormous part of his life and ODM is an extension of himself in sharing his love of music with people of all ages.
Specialising in funk as a style, Oli is an experienced performer and has played in all manner of bands, for all kinds of purposes: jazz bands, funk bands, cover bands, function bands, weddings, corporate events, and also playing for gigs overseas. Oli’s major inspiration comes from Brandon Flowers and The Killers, so much so that as well as using much of their music in his live performances, he also performs as a Brandon Flowers tribute act, called ‘The Killer’.
ODM encompasses everything that Oli loves about music: excellent performance; accessibility for everyone; and growing a passion for music of all genres.
Vanessa teaches piano lessons within schools and also privately. Music has always been a passion of her’s and over the years she has managed to achieve Grade 8 on piano. She also has Grade 3 on Trumpet, plays a little guitar and also sing’s. She has now been solely teaching piano for the past two years. Vanessa love’s to see her students grow in confidence and go from strength to strength. She is currently taking a few of those students through their Grade exams.
Alongside teaching, She has also played at weddings and some local events.
Writing music is a hobby of her’s. She has written and recorded her first EP, and most recently wrote and recorded a song for mental health awareness.
Getting to teach piano for a living is so rewarding, and I can’t wait to see what the next few years bring.