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Instruments Taught

Percussion (Drums)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £32.00
Intermediate £32.00
Advanced £32.00
Expert £32.00
Casual £32.00

Music Technology

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Casual £25.00

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Personal Description:

With a passion for hitting hard and a career spanning nearly two decades, I'm Jamie: a professional drummer based in Kent with my own fully equipped, sound-proof studio, where I both work and teach on real acoustic drums. While my speciality lies in rock and metal music, I’ve expanded my repertoire over the course of my career to include a diverse range of genres such as jazz, funk, hip-hop and pop. Alongside my freelance work as a musician, I’ve also been teaching drumming for over six years, both privately and at music schools.

I genuinely love teaching, and enjoy working with students of all ages across various genres and styles. My approach is student-centred, prioritising their own unique interests and goals. Whether it's progressing in graded exams, mastering a specific song, honing timing or developing overall musicality and confidence, I tailor my lessons to each student. I’m committed to continuous learning and growth, and have had the privilege of studying under esteemed drummer Dave Elitch. I also have a range of experience working in professional studios and with various bands.

Tutoring Experience:

I’ve been teaching drums privately since 2018, catering to a diverse range of students aged 6 to 70. As an Enhanced DBS Verified instructor, I prioritise the safety and well-being of my students, and I’m happy to provide references upon request. Additionally, since 2023, I have the privilege of teaching at two respected institutions: the prestigious YMS in Canterbury and Drumwise in Maidstone.

Throughout my teaching career, I’ve seen my students achieve remarkable success: some have excelled in graded exams, while others have pursued further education in music schools. Many students have joined bands or embarked on solo projects purely for the joy of playing and making music. As part of my comprehensive approach, I ensure that all students develop competent foundational skills in reading music effectively.

Drawing upon my extensive experience as a working musician, my lessons extend beyond drumming: I provide valuable insights into essential topics such as tuning, recording, group rehearsal and song-writing. By incorporating these aspects into my teaching, I equip my students with a well-rounded skill set that extends beyond just drumming proficiency.

My approach is practical and personalised, centred around your goals and aspirations. What do you want to learn? What are you trying to achieve? I prioritise hands-on playing from the get-go. While theory is important, my immediate focus is on getting you playing the kit. After all, that's why you're here!

Tutoring Approach:

£32 per hour, £22 per half hour.

In person, online or at your home for a £10 surcharge within approximately 10 miles.
I play, teach and record in my own professional studio near Tenterden, about nine miles from Ashford.

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


  • Royal Holloway, University of London (2015) - Drama & Theatre (First Class) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Hurtwood House (2012) - Music Technology (Full Marks) (College) (✘ Not On File)

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