MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Hello! I am a freelance British drummer, composer, orchestrator and sound editor/mixer, currently based in Loughborough, Leicestershire. I have been playing drums for over 15 years, performing as a session musician for multiple live performances in function bands, orchestras, ensembles, and theatre pit bands throughout my career. I perform using both my electric Roland TD-20KX and my Ludwig Classic Maple drum kits
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
Grade VIII Distinction - Drum Kit (2011)
Grade VIII Distinction - Orchestral Percussion (2011)
MA Distinction - Composer of Music for Film & TV (University of Bristol; 2017)
BA First - Music (University of Manchester; 2015)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The lessons will be structured entirely around you. Do you want to learn drums from scratch? Pass graded examinations? Learn a particular style? Learn purely for fun? Whatever it is you want to get out of these lessons, my goal is to let you realise these ambitions and improve your skills as both a drummer and an overall musician. Through my tuition, you have the potential to develop your musical ear, your improvisation skills, your music reading ability, and your sense of feel and groove, all whilst having fun!
THE FINER DETAILS:
- Available to travel to your home (student must have own drum kit);
[James can provide a practice pad for lessons in the absence of a kit]
- Teaches from Grades I to VIII
- DBS Checked
- Rates start at £15 for 30 minutes | £30 for 1 hour
(N.B. Please contact James for final confirmation)
To see examples of James' performances and his credits, click here
I look forward to hearing from you!
GET IN TOUCH:
For all questions and enquiries you may have, fill in the form below or email directly at and I will get back to you!