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Instruments Taught

Percussion (Drums)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

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Personal Description:

James has been playing drums since 1986, playing all over the U.K, and contributing drums & percussion on three well-received albums by singer-songwriter Nicky Swann.

He has also written on motivation and practice for Modern Drummer, the world's most widely read drum magazine.

In 2003 he attained a distinction in the CIPD Certificate in Training Practice qualification, and is a professional trainer.

James became a Drumsense tutor in 2008, and became a Drumsense Master Tutor in January 2013.
He now teaches a very healthy roster of private students of various ages & levels, also teaching in several schools as a peripatetic tutor, as well as providing drum tuition for Exeter University music scholarships.

James uses vintage Slingerland acoustic drums, along with Protection Racket cases, Vic Firth drumsticks & Roland electronics. He is also a proud endorser of Istanbul Mehmet cymbals, & is part of their team of UK educators.

He's married with three children, and lives in Totnes, Devon.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been teaching full-time since 2009. My students have a 100% pass rate at either merit or distinction in drum grades.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to music tuition is based upon the student's needs & experience. Once these are assessed, a timeline can be established to map out progress & growth.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Drumsense (2013) - Master Tutor (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (2003) - Certificate in Training Practice (Professional) (✘ Not On File)

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