Jamie (Tutor in Ashford)
Royal Holloway, University of Londo...
Drama and Theatre Studies
First Class (2015)
Information about Jamie
Hello, my name`s Jamie and I love drumming, particularly metal and rock. I specialise in hard, heavy and occasionally very fast playing and have experience working in professional studios and plenty of gigs under my belt. Before I got in the metal scene I played jazz for two years in a band that toured the Isle of Wight. While I`m best at what I love I`m delighted to teach a range of genres and styles and more than happy to teach any song or beat you might like to learn.
Professionally, I`ve released an EP with Novacaine Nothing (2015), a single with technical-metal band proxxy (lots of time signature changes and off-beats, 2018). I also recorded for Night Thieves on their EP, Battle Cry (2020).
I have a large acoustic drum kit near Ashford, Kent, and am willing to travel within 15 miles for a £5 fee.
It`s not all about speed ;;)
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Availability: First Lesson Half Price at £10!
Weekday evenings from 8pm. All day most weekends.
Subject to change because I gig and record! Please contact me and we can arrange something :)
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: I am happy to provide references from current students upon request.
I took on my first student while at University. He was very happy with the lessons and even offered to pay me more than I had originally asked. I also have experience childminding, supervising and teaching young children.
My approach is very personal and practical. What do YOU want to learn? What is it that YOU are looking to improve?
For example, if you want to improve your speed, we can talk about the theory behind it, and apply it to the kit straight away. We can delve into various exercises to help improve speed while at the same time understanding why the principles work the way they do.
Or say you wish to lean about vocal recording and mixing. We would record some vocals and go through the entire process, all the while learning about the theory that underpins it.
My main aim is to show you and provide you with as much knowledge as I can in any given area that you specifically want to learn about, while pointing you in the right direction to explore and discover more for yourself. I encourage self-discovery first and foremost, encouraging everyone to take the basic applications of knowledge and then apply them to their own experience and understanding of how to do something or how something works. This, I really feel, facilitates proper learning and understanding.
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Jamie has been a fantastic drum teacher for our son. He is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable he has been a real inspiration. I can`t recommend him highly enough.