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Drum Lessons Barking

Hello! My name is Jarred Earlington and I am a professional drum tutor located in Barking. I offer high-quality drum lessons in the Barking area. My lessons are built around my students musical tastes and around what you want to improve. I love to make sure we have a clear lesson plan we both agree on before we start the lessons together, I believe that it's important to have a clear structure to your learning and learn in a direction that you enjoy.

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Jarred Earlington - Professional Drum Teacher

Drum Lessons Barking Teacher - Jarred Earlington
My Mission

Experienced Drummer

Music has been a major part of my life since I was 12 years old when I had my first drumming lesson. Throughout the years I have experienced, educated myself and pushed myself to become a better drummer and musician. This has really shaped the kind of person and player that I am today and it makes me really happy knowing that I can now pass this onto other players who want to go down the same learning route that I did.

I am a friendly teacher with a goal orientated teaching style, I like my students to feel comfortable learning and progress rapidly in a short space of time. When students feel comfortable when learning this always means that learning seems easier and is generally quicker. My lessons are student driven and I will make a lesson plan that is built around your goals and interests whilst making sure we build on your understanding of music and general playing technique.


Mobile Drum Teacher, Barking

Drum Teacher

Jarred Earlington
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My Lessons

All Ages & Styles

I have experience teaching students of all ages and abilities so I am pleased to offer lessons to all students of age 6+. Depending on your age, I will always make sure my teaching style in adapted to fit your learning speed, age and experience level. I'm very approachable as well and will always be happy to answer any questions, regardless of how easy or difficult they might seem.

As the fundamental techniques of drumming are universal across many styles, I can offer drum lessons in any genre you prefer, however I am a specialist in the styles of Pop, Rock, Jazz, Reggae, Funk, Calypso, Dance, Latin and Hip-Hop. I think it's important for drummers to learn the styles they enjoy because this promotes practice and general enjoyment in their playing. Once you become more comfortable then it's important to branch out into other styles.


£25 per 1/2 hour
£35 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome both beginner and advanced learners to take my lessons. I will make a lesson plan that suits your ability level.

Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

I'm able to teach beginners

My Experience as a Teacher

Music has been a major part of my life since I was 12 years old when I had my first drumming lesson. Throughout the years I have experienced, educated myself and pushed myself to become a better drummer and musician.

My journey with drums started at a small school called Foundation Groove, founded by my drum tutor James De Lovell. There I learnt the basics of drumming which sparked my love for it. I was involved in lots of shows and drum clinics for all ages to learn, play and grow with other drummers and musicians. I was also studying music at my Secondary School and completed it at the CXC level.

From there I then applied at the Barbados Community College (BCC) in Applied Arts Music. I gained great experience playing in multiple ensembles, each with their own style and genre of music. I was able to play at different cultural events such as the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) run by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) Barbados and be a part of the Youth Pan Project Seniors. This gave me the opportunity to understand myself more and what it's like to be a part of a band.

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All Styles

I welcome students to learn in the styles they enjoy

More About My Lessons

After my 2 years at BCC, I joined my first local band called Jenn and 166. A rock band. During my time with them, we won a competition against another popular band called Masala. Hosted by Chum FM Breakfast in Barbados, a Canadian radio station. We were chosen to open the concert for One Republic held at Holders House, Barbados. This gave me more insight into band progress, musicianship, exposure and experience on stage in front of thousands.

I then took the opportunity to create my own band called Tranzishun (transition). With each band member specialized in different genres of music, we were able to take the multi-genre band across Barbados performing at various venues, restaurants, hotels and cultural events. We were also able to be the backing band for famous British R&B Artists, MBE Omar Lye-Fook, Don-E and Carol Thompson at the London Elite All White Party in Barbados.

I later joined another band called Kalead and Kayaweh. A Reggae based band. We toured Jamaica for Reggae Month in February 2018. We attended multiple live radio sessions, interviews, live performances and collaborations. We also recorded with upcoming artists and met Dre Tosh (Peter Tosh's grandson) at the Tuff Gong studio founded by Bob Marley in Kensington Jamaica. We were able to watch live performances by famous artists such as Luciano the Messenjah, Taurus Rilley and many others. My performance experience has really opened my mind when it comes to music and allows me to make your lessons as high quality a possible. I can also help you with your self confidence and song writing too.

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Music Shops

Music shops in the area

Music Shops in Barking

Being located in London is fantastic for finding a variety of music shops for beginners to professional musicians.

PMT Romford, Located on 10-14 Eastern Ave E, Romford RM1 4DR. PMT is one of the largest UK music store companies, with locations all over the country they are a reputable company you can trust. PMT stores have an entire upstairs drum section with a selection of shells, cymbals, stands and full kits available for beginner drummers to professionals.

Digital Village, DV247 are also one of the UK's largest music stores with over 55,000 products in stock. Digital Village stock a huge selection of drum equipment ranging from children's beginner drum kits to boutique custom kits for the highest standard professional. DV247 also stock a huge variety of drum accessories such as hardware stands, soft and hard cases, individual shells and stock orchestral and marching drums. DV247 truly does have something for everyone.

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I can help you to

I like to create a tailored lesson plan for each students based on their individual goals and learning needs. Together we can create a progress plan best suited to achieving your drumming goals. I can help improve everything from understanding to technique and even song writing and performing skill. If you would like to achieve your musical goals with an experienced and professional teacher, get in touch to book your first lesson today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £25 per half hour and £35 per hour for all students.

I offer the unique service of mobile drum lessons. This means I take my professional drum lessons to the comfort of your own home or a location of your choice

I teach students of all ages in a wide range of genres. I recommend starting no younger than age 6.

Weekly lessons are the best way to imrpove your drumming but I would also recommend planty of home practice as well in-between lessons.

Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged full price.

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Mobile Drum Teacher, Barking
Teaching Space
I offer the unique service of mobile drum lessons. This means I take my professional drum lessons to the comfort of your own home or a location of your choice. I travel to the locations of my students to take our drum lessons. This is a fantastic way to learn as it is a lot more relaxing for the student to learn in their own environment and eliminates stress for you having to travel for lessons.
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Jarred Earlington
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