Drum Teacher in Ashford
Email: [email protected]
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. 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.
All day and evening most days – subject to availability because I gig and record! Please contact me and we can arrange something : )
Most students book weekly or fortnightly sessions but I’m happy to arrange as per your needs. £30 per hour, £20 per half hour. Introductory offer: half hour taster session only £10 or first hour only £25. PLUS, FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, GET £10 OFF when you purchase a month of lessons in advance. (If you can’t make a lesson and are unable to reschedule, the lesson you’ve paid for carries over into next month).
I play, teach and record in my own professional studio near Tenterden, nine miles from Ashford. While most of my students come to me, I’m willing to travel within 10 miles for an additional £10 fee. And of course I offer virtual lessons too.
Music Qualifications & Achievements:
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.
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Ashford TN26 3HL, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer online and mobile music lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my mobile lessons simply get in touch.
“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 studio.”
“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 ease.”
“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 teaching.”
“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!”
“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 enough.”