I have over 30 years playing experience and 10 years teaching from my private studio here in Widcombe, Bath. As well as teaching and playing, I was Course Director for the annual Rhythmfest summer school for 3 years.

New students can expect to be up and running with simple grooves played along to music and the basics of reading within a couple of lessons.

For more established drummers I can tailor lessons according to need, whether that be focusing on technique, groove development, coordination or any one of the many hurdles you may have experienced!

It is important to realise that work needs to be done outside of lessons (on a pad if no kit is available) to get the most from our time together, and I will assist with putting together a practice plan specific to each individual student.

Martyn James: professional drummer and drum teacher.


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