Lessons & Prices

Teaching Approaches & Aims

I have 10+ years of experience teaching the drum kit privately in homes, schools, colleges and even in prisons. From the beginner hobbyist to more advance students, both children and adults, I tailor my teaching to individual needs and I aim to provide a fun programme of lessons that connect to your goals, giving you guidance and direction so you can meet your own targets. 

In all my lessons I use a multi-sensory (Visual, Auditory, Read/Write, Kinaesthetic) approach to teaching encompassing the use of technology. This approach to teaching supports the development of skill and technique on the instrument whilst also enabling a student to begin a journey of self discovery into their strengths as a learner. 

As I myself am a dyslexic musician I have found this to be incredibly beneficial to strategising and building an effective road map for my own study. However, I still find this to be a successful methodology for both students with and without learning difficulties.

I am available to cover such topics as:
• All drum grades 1-8 (I have a 100% pass record for every student that entered into an examination)
• Technique/Rudiments
• Audition/Exam preparation
• Playing for fun and learning songs
• Creativity and musicianship

I am fully DBS checked and certification is available on request.

How the Lessons work

Learning the drum kit from the comfort of your home has never been easier! I offer one-to-one lessons online via Forte. Whether you have an electronic or an acoustic drum kit I will be able to help you with the set up of learning online. Even if you do not have a kit, lessons can still take place with practice pad and a pair of sticks!

Online lessons do require a Desktop/Laptop, Tablet or even a smart phone to take place. Please note, Electronic drum kits will need a speaker system or some form of amplification in the room in order to be audible if you are not using and audio interface with your computer. Forte, works simply as a tab on Google chrome so along with a good internet connection you’re set up to go!

First lesson is free! For a free 30 min tester session and help with setup, please get in touch.

First lesson
In any first lesson I like to understand more about your past experiences, current intentions and aspirations as well as your musical tastes through a short conversation so we can strategise an action plan together.

Beginners
For any complete beginners, I aim to have you playing along with music within a month of starting lessons. PDF’s, audio files and video lesson resources will be made available from the first lesson onwards.

To discuss your targeted aims as well as available lesson times, please feel free to send me a message!

Pricing

Single 'one off' or Rolling Weekly Lessons

30£

per 60 minute lesson

  • 1 lesson per week
  • Fixed days and time to suit your schedule
  • Billed monthly
  • Best for drummers looking to study weekly classes

5 lesson package

Kid's Progression Package

100£

5 x 30 minute lessons

  • Shorter lessons best suited to kids
  • Ideal for younger children just starting out
  • Includes 8 video lessons for beginner drum beats
  • £20 per additional 30 minute lesson

5 lesson package

Progression Package

150£

5 x 60 minute lessons

  • Perfect for exam or audition preparation
  • Includes free practice diary PDF & bonus lesson videos
  • Preferred by those that want to study more in-depth or niche topics
  • Perfect to give as a gift

Refer a friend and claim your free lesson!

New Year Special

Lockdown in style this January – get a 5 lesson ‘Progression Package’ for the special price of £125. To lock-in your Lockdown discount get in touch before 1-Feb and just quote ‘New Year Special’ in your email.

£140 ⇨ £125

Great for yourself or as a gift!

Testimonials

"Jack started teaching my son (Luke) when he was 8 years old. His technique to inspire and reach a young boy was incredible and to this day Jack remains a very special person to Luke. Luke has progressed to grade 6 and came top 40 in Young Drummer of the year competition. Highly recommended."
Alex
Student's Father
"Great teacher, achieved distinction in all my exams and wouldn't have got into (music course) Abbey Road without him. Highly recommended!"
Max
Music Student
"Jack es un excelente profesor. Tiene todo el equipo necesario para hacer las clases online y un método que hace que pases de un bateria aficionado a un nivel profesional. Es paciente, dedicado y las classes son muy entretenidas. Le recomiendo 100%."
Luis
Adult Learner
"Jack has been an excellent teacher for Daisy, who was completely new to drums 18 months ago. Daisy loves her online lessons with Jack because he’s friendly and relaxed while improving her technique, and thanks to his expert tuition and encouragement, she has just passed her Grade 2 exam – with a Distinction. Highly recommended by us both."
Jim
Student's Father
"Jack is an excellent teacher! He is very patient and professional"
Alyssa. T
“Jack has taught our very active 8 year-old for nearly a year. He’s done a fantastic job teaching over Zoom, keeping him engaged and encouraged with really helpful written resources and videos from his YouTube channel to complement the lessons. Listening to K practice by playing along to classic rock songs has brought a smile to everyone’s faces. hats off to anyone who can effectively teach to younger children remotely – Jack certainly can.”
Jane and Alex
Student's Parents
"Jack is an excellent drum teacher. Tremendously talented and endlessly encouraging. My 11 year old has been with him for two years and has increased significantly in confidence and ability. We'd highly recommend him to anyone considering drum lessons."
Lindsy
Student's Mother
“Jack has certainly inspired Grace with her drum practice over the past couple of years. His relaxed, calm and motivational style has had a positive influence on her. Grace loves the mix of playing, reading and listening activities in the lessons.”
Ruth
Student's Mother