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With a passion for hitting hard and a career spanning nearly two decades, I'm Jamie: a professional drummer based in Kent with my own fully equipped, sound-proof studio, where I both work and teach on real acoustic drums. While my speciality lies in rock and metal music, I’ve expanded my repertoire over the course of my career to include a diverse range of genres such as jazz, funk, hip-hop and pop. Alongside my freelance work as a musician, I’ve also been teaching drumming for over six years, both privately and at music schools.
I genuinely love teaching, and enjoy working with students of all ages across various genres and styles. My approach is student-centred, prioritising their own unique interests and goals. Whether it's progressing in graded exams, mastering a specific song, honing timing or developing overall musicality and confidence, I tailor my lessons to each student. I’m committed to continuous learning and growth, and have had the privilege of studying under esteemed drummer Dave Elitch. I also have a range of experience working in professional studios and with various bands.
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£32 per hour, £22 per half hour. In person, online or at your home for a £10 surcharge within approximately 10 miles. I play, teach and record in my own professional studio near Tenterden, about nine miles from Ashford.
I’ve been teaching drums privately since 2018, catering to a diverse range of students aged 6 to 70. As an Enhanced DBS Verified instructor, I prioritise the safety and well-being of my students, and I’m happy to provide references upon request. Additionally, since 2023, I have the privilege of teaching at two respected institutions: the prestigious YMS in Canterbury and Drumwise in Maidstone.
Throughout my teaching career, I’ve seen my students achieve remarkable success: some have excelled in graded exams, while others have pursued further education in music schools. Many students have joined bands or embarked on solo projects purely for the joy of playing and making music. As part of my comprehensive approach, I ensure that all students develop competent foundational skills in reading music effectively.
Drawing upon my extensive experience as a working musician, my lessons extend beyond drumming: I provide valuable insights into essential topics such as tuning, recording, group rehearsal and song-writing. By incorporating these aspects into my teaching, I equip my students with a well-rounded skill set that extends beyond just drumming proficiency.
My approach is practical and personalised, centred around your goals and aspirations. What do you want to learn? What are you trying to achieve? I prioritise hands-on playing from the get-go. While theory is important, my immediate focus is on getting you playing the kit. After all, that's why you're here!
REVIEWS “I really enjoy my lessons with Jamie, he's obviously very passionate about music and drumming in particular and his enthusiasm is infectious. He adapts easily to what I want to learn, provides sheet music for songs I request, identifies shortcomings in my technique / mistakes in my play to help me improve, and suggests useful www.*** ; – Elliot
“Superb teacher. Inspired my son so he is now able to go to university to do drumming. A really encouraging brilliant teacher. I cannot recommend him highly www.*** ; – Jane
“Jamie has tutoring my 11yr son to play drums! Never have I seen him so eager to go to a lesson! Jamie is inspiration and has an natural ability to teach, he makes the lessons fun, and truly wants his students to be as passionate as he is about drumming!” – Rachael
“Jamie has completed several drumming tutorials with my 12 year old son who has really enjoyed Jamie’s tutorials he is so passionate about drumming and made the lessons fun & engaging. Jamie related well to my son and was very professional in his www.*** ; – Jennie
“Jamie is an unfailingly reliable and trustworthy musician, who would bring a great deal of live experience, enthusiasm and knowledge to any drum lesson. He has a very personable and patient manner that would put students of all ages and backgrounds at www.*** ; – Stephanos
“Jamie is a super friendly and reliable person. He has a natural ability to share his inspiration and enthusiasm across virtually anyone. His entire life revolves around music, which is demonstrated by the hard work he has put into always being prepared and punctual for live gigs, as well as building his own rehearsal/recording www.*** ; – Mateusz
“I have really enjoyed my lessons with Jamie, he is very professional and is really enthusiastic. I leave my lessons feeling like I’ve learnt so much and I always look forward to my next lesson. Jamie was great, helping me tune my drum kit and explaining how to change over all my drum skins so I would feel confident to do this again. I would recommend Jamie to anyone looking for www.*** ; – Charlotte
“Jamie has had a tuff challenge with me / I've started to learn to play drums with him and he has done well to keep is cool when I can't get it right!. We have struck up a friendship and he is a cool teacher regards Ian Hart” – Ian “My son started drum lessons with Jamie in the summer after months of trying to find someone suitable. After the first lesson, my son was so happy and most of all felt very comfortable with Jamie. He is such a fantastic guy, with a huge talent. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for drum www.*** ; – Lacey “Only had two lessons so far but will do more ! Great man AND teacher. He's got a nice place too. You got to use the big drum ;-)” – Victor
“Jamie has been teaching my 7 year old son brilliantly. He is friendly, engaging, and patient. He was very helpful and honest when I first approached him, has taken the time to get to know my son who likes him very much, and is teaching good form from the beginning. His practice studio is ideal for one to one lessons. We are very lucky to have a drum teacher of this calibre so close to us, and I would highly recommend www.*** ; – Paul