Drum Tuition


We teach drums at all levels - whether you are young or old, a beginner or advanced player looking to improve, we can teach you in your home or remotely online.

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Your Tutor

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Jake

Academy of Contemporary Music


Fees

£40 per hour

£30 per 45 mins

£20 per 30 mins

A full fee cancellation charge is applicable for cancellations of 24 hours or less.

If you do not live within the Oxford area, we would be happy to provide you with an hourly rate - depending upon your location.

How we teach Drums

Having played in an eclectic slew of bands, I have a keen ear for a broad range of genres which plays a key part of my tutoring.

I believe that students should develop their rhythmic vocabulary along to music. This is really invaluable to contextualising their skills and is fun!


Benefits of learning to Drum

Learning to play the drum not only helps you improve your musical abilities, but it also can provide other great benefits, such as:


  • Boosting your immune system
  • Reducing stress
  • Helping to sync up the right and left hemispheres of the brain to boost creativitiy
  • Produce endorphins
  • Stimulates creative expression


We travel to students and teach them in their own homes or remotely online. We teach both adults and children in mainly 60 minute, 45 minute and 30 minute lessons. However, longer lessons can be arranged for individual circumstances.


Beginners and more advanced students welcome.



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About Drums

The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments. In the Hornbostel-Sachs classification system, it is a membranophone.


Drums consist of at least one membrane, called a drumhead or drum skin, that is stretched over a shell and struck, either directly with the player's hands, or with a drum stick, to produce sound. There is usually a resonance head on the underside of the drum, typically tuned to a slightly lower pitch than the top drumhead.


Other techniques have been used to cause drums to make sound, such as the thumb roll. Drums are the world's oldest and most ubiquitous musical instruments, and the basic design has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years.


All types of drums, such as timpani for example, are tuned to a certain pitch. Often, several drums, other than timpani drums, can be arranged together to create a drum kit.

[source: wikipedia]


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Life is about rhythm. We vibrate, our hearts are pumping blood, we are a rhythm machine, that's what we are.


Mickey Hart