Hi! Im Jack, an enthusiastic music tutor based in the Richmond/Twickenham area.
I believe every student is unique, and tailor my lessons to make sure you get what you want out of playing an instrument; for some people this is technical excellence, for others its pure enjoyment. Ideally I like to aim for a balance of both!
This may come in the form of working through grades, specific exercises & techniques, working on songs or styles, or simply opening your eyes to new possibilities.
As well as teaching both privately and in schools, I am an active professional musician, drawing my teaching from over 25 years experience of performing live & in the studio in a variety of styles and settings. Ive played up and down the UK, across Europe, from audiences of tens to thousands, as well as been featured on a number of well received albums, EPs & singles.
I am also an experienced audio engineer with extensive experience in recording and producing bands, producing electronica, sound design and mixing for TV/film. My years of practical experience are supported by a BA (Hons.) in Creative Music Technology, so I can offer advice and lessons on production, audio technology (live & studio), as well as tuning/tonal considerations.
But dont just take it from me! Heres what some of my students have kindly fed back over the years:
"Have been taking drum lessons with Jack for a year. He is an expert drummer and excellent teacher. Really patient and helped me to improve my skills. Couldn`t have continued drumming without him! Highly recommended."
"We are so glad you were recommended to us! Jaden has progressed so much since he joined the school. The part that I like the most is that you start off focusing on the fundamentals of drumming and how that enables you to come up with your own style later on. I truly look forward to the next stage of Jaden`s progress and I have no doubt you will turn him into a great drummer!"
"Professional,passionate and very friendly.
Had drum lessons with Jack and he was most motivating and patient.
Also very flexible in terms of booking lessons that fits around your schedule. "
"Jack is an incredible drum teacher! Every lesson is inspiring, I cannot recommend him enough!"
"It was a great year learning under Mr Jack . Professional, with a great deal of patience especially since I`m a beginner... and has such a passion for music. If somebody wants to learn drums, sign up now!"
"I`ve been taking drum lessons with Jack for a few months now and it`s always a lot of fun. Jack is a patient teacher and expert drummer. "
"Have been taking classes with Jack. He is super nice and patient. I had large progress on my drum skills after his lessons!"
"I am a budding 64 year old drummer who had a desire to become a proper musician and have the ability to read drum music. Jack has the skill, flexibility and patience to encourage and build confidence to help me achieve my ambition, I just literally need to play my part!"
"It has been a pleasure to learn from both Gary and Jack their professionalism and patience combined with a relaxed environment make for a great experience. I think their passion for drumming and music in general is very important as well."
Availability: Weekdays/evenings, some availability on weekends.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: 10 years teaching experience, both privately and in schools.
25 years of performing live and in the studio, playing across the UK and Europe in a wide range of styles and settings.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes