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Drum Lessons Kent

Hello, I'm Jamie, a professional drummer based in Kent with my own studio. I specialise in hard, heavy and occasionally very fast playing and have a range of experience working in professional studios with various bands.

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Jamie Parker - Professional Drum Teacher

Drum Lessons Kent Teacher - Jamie Parker
My Mission

Experienced Teacher

I have successfully taught drums privately since 2018 and am happy to provide references. I teach children and adults alike and am Enhanced DBS Verified. My years of experience working professionally as a musician means my lessons extend beyond just playing the instrument and into other important topics such as tuning, recording, rehearsing and writing.

My approach is very practical and personal: what do YOU want to learn? What is it that YOU are trying to achieve? What works best for YOU? I like to get stuck in early on – theory is important, but my immediate focus is on actually playing the drums. That is, after all, why you’re here!


Ashford, TN26 3HL

Drum Teacher

Jamie Parker
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My Lessons

Lessons Built Around You

My lesson focus is always on YOU. I offer a highly bespoke service for each and every student. Anyone can go online, watch YouTube or download sheet music, so the whole point of my lessons is to give you very tailored feedback and find what works best for YOU, how to avoid bad habits and build good habits.

We focus on whatever it is that YOU want to learn and work on. I don't teach by numbers, I teach by person. Each student is unique and so every lesson is unique. My approach is very practical and focuses on getting you to play whatever it is that YOU want to play. We can work on any particular song, beat, score or area of technique that you wish to work on.


£20 per 1/2 hour
£30 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome students of all ability levels to take my lessons. I will make a lesson plan that suits your playing and learning style.

Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

I welcome beginners to take my lessons.

My Experience as a Teacher

Before I got into the rock and metal scene I played jazz for two years in a band that toured the Isle of Wight. I then played metal for a few years and now typically play a lot more jazz, funk and pop as a freelance musician.

I love teaching a variety of genres and styles and am more than happy to teach any particular song or beat you might like to learn or work on any specific area of your choosing, be it stamina, footwork or finger technique, for example. Professionally, I've released an EP with Novacaine Nothing (Noughts & Crosses, 2015), a single with technical-metal band proxxy (Pathological Pursuits, 2018). I also recorded drums for rock band Night Thieves’ debut EP (Battle Cry, 2020).

I've also tracked drums for the immensely talented band Immortal Machinery for half of their prestigious album Lieder ohne Worte (Songs Without Words, 2020) and have toured with them extensively throughout Europe. Most recently I wrote and tracked drums with the singer/songwriter Guy Prall (release TBA). You can find plenty of my work on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp… all the usual places. Alongside my freelance work I'm currently the house drummer for the popular monthly jazz and funk jam night in High Wycombe known as Catch-22 Jams.

Lessons Focus
Advanced Drummers Welcome

I also offer tuition for more advanced learners.

More About My Lessons

For the more advanced students, we can delve deeper into the specifics of technique. As you already have a degree of base knowledge, we can delve into the details of whatever it is that we are working on. We can get highly specific in how to improve whatever it is that YOU want to improve upon.

We can also take your drumming to the next level by pushing your boundaries and working on things that are just outside of your comfort zone. This is one of the best ways to improve!

Sometimes advanced drummers have built up bad habits over time without even realising it. I've been guilty of this myself, so having the valuable experience of correcting subtle mistakes in the past and honing my technique over many years will certainly be useful to you in maintaining your chops and keeping you on the path of proper, useful, fluid, comfortable and controlled technique.

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I can help you to

I'm an experienced musician and drummer who can help you push your playing to the next level. I love to build lesson plans around the music that you love and will continue to do so for as long as we take lessons together. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email at any time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £20 per half hour and £30 per hour.

I take most of my lessons from my home teaching space in Ashford. Additionally, I would also add that I'm willing to travel up to 10 miles from Tenterden for an additional £10 fee and that online lessons are also available.

I teach students of all ages and all learning ability levels.

Most students prefer weekly lessons as this is the best way to improve over a short period of time, but fortnightly or one-off lessons are possible.

If you need to cancel or re-arrange a lesson simply let me know and we can find an alternative time that suits both of us. Please note, lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged 50% of the lesson fee.

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Drum Lessons Kent Music Studio Address


Ashford, TN26 3HL
Teaching Space
I run my very own professional drum studio in Ashford, Kent, nine miles from Tenterden. You can play as loudly as you like on a large, high-end kit at any time of day (or night!). We can play along to music or click tracks and have comfortable privacy in a cool, well-ventilated, sound-proof room. I also offer home visits if you prefer, which is an additional £10 within ten miles from my studio (TN26 3HL). My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
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