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Learn to play drums from an experienced performer and teacher.

Online drum lessons with an experienced performer, bringing drumming from the real-world into the classroom. All abilities welcome, hobbyist or professional, complete beginner up to degree and beyond (I am a lecturer at the ACM, Guildford, UK). Styles such as Rock, Funk, Pop, Latin, and Jazz are covered, with access to literally hundreds of high-quality backing tracks to practice with. Rockschool grades available with a 100% merit or higher pass rate.

I make use of the screen share facility within Zoom to show exercises that I have created, or if needed I can write out new ones during the lesson. Anything that is shared in this manner is then emailed after the lesson.

Professional Experience touring the UK's theatres in tribute bands, West End and Off West End, plenty of functions & corporate, and recording from my home studio for clients worldwide.

Extra information

Drum kit will be needed with a clear angle of all the drums( bass drum not needed but top of leg must be seen).
I teach via zoom but the audio settings can be problematic for drums so I therefore ask you turn on the original sound. If you're unsure about this then I please contact me.
Ideally you will use zoom on a laptop/computer/tablet due to the larger screen but a phone will be fine. If demonstrating techniques the larger screen makes it easier for you to see. I often share my screen of written exercises and a larger screen will also make this easier.

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

Jake first picked up a pair of drumsticks when he was 10. He studied at The Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford where he was taught by the likes of Toby Drummond (Wicked, Billy Elliot, Lion King), Frank Tontoh (Amy Winehouse, Craig David), and Pete Riley (Guthrie Govan, Republica). He has continued study with Pete Riley as well as other leading drummers including, Dave Weckl, Peter Erskine, Todd Sucherman, Neal Wilkinson, and Bruce Becker.

Jake is currently the drummer for ‘The Traveling Wilburys Experience’ theatre show and original artist ‘Eleanore and the Lost. He is a regular dep drummer for the '50s/60's touring theatre show, ‘Lipstick on Your Collar’, and has performed in theatres, clubs, and venues across the UK, most notably the Eden Project, Brighton Centre, and the Vault Festival.

Jake's musical theatre experience includes performing on '42nd Street', 'Top Hat' & Anything Goes at ‘Upstairs At The Gatehouse, London, as well as depping on the Blues Brothers Xmas Special at the Arts Theatre, West End and ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ at the Landor Theatre, London. He has also performed on productions of Hairspray, ’Loserville’, ‘Oliver!’, and Bugsy Malone.

He has extensive experience performing with his function band, The Weekend, managed by DK management, who has also used him as a dep for their many other bands.

Jake has had plenty of experience teaching music and is currently a lecturer at the Academy Of Contemporary Music, teaching diploma up to 2nd-year degree level drum and performance students. He also has a wealth of private students.

Education

Studied a degree at the Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford, UK.
Private lessons from Dave Weckl, Peter Erskine, Bruce Becker, Pete Riley, and Neal Wilkinson.

Experience / Qualifications

1st Class BMus (Hons) Professional Music Performance from the Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford, UK. Graduated in 2015

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