The professional teaching experience is founded on participation in the Drumsense programme for six years. This is used as basis for lessons and study course. The programme develops an understanding of different styles of music, and links written notation with the experience of playing music. This ensures that rhythm is linked to melody and is seen as part of the whole style rather than being isolated. The Drumsense programme provides connection to the Rockschool examination system, and is the basis of the Trinity College of Music drumkit syllabus.