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