James Farrell - drum teacher

James Farrell

Drum lessons in Shepton Mallet / Midsomer Norton, Somerset

£26 per hour
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My Mission is Simple. Have fun and play great music.

I have been obsessed with playing drums the majority of my life. There is a reason why drums are the oldest living instrument – and in my view, music comes alive with them. I have 15 years live experience, 5 years teaching experience. My outlook on adding drums to a song is to keep it simple and always play with feel. This is a view I take forward in studio and live environments.

I have been lucky enough to be taught by some of the best in the business including; Kieren Pepper (Prodigy), Jason Bowld (Fightstar), Dominic Greensmith (Reef).

Having gained grade 8 at aged 16 I was keen to progress into further education in Drums. I went on to Study in Bristol at Bristol Institute of Modern Music going on to get a Diploma in Drums and Musicianship.

Whether you are looking for a qualified teacher, or proven session musician – you are in the right place.

Levels taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Master
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I teach at a fixed location (studio)

Multiple Drum Kits (Left handed setup also available if required)
Recording gear to record sound for students to get involved in studio recording techniques.

I do home visits (mobile tutor)

I can travel (up to): Up to 1 hour

Travel expenses: +£1 for every mile outside of Shepton Mallet, or Midsomer Norton.

I have a DBS Disclosure Certificate (What's this?)

DBS date: 01/04/2020

Experience and Qualifications

10 years teaching experience, DBS checked and register drum teacher in the South West. Professional Diploma in Drums and Professional Musicianship at BIMM Bristol 2008.

Playing the drums most of my life and incredibly passionate to teach others.

Prices & Options

Standard hourly rate: £26

Further pricing details: Half Hour - £16
1 Hour - £26

Testimonials and References

"James is an outstanding teacher and has lots of patience teaching my son to play the drums - highly recommended" - Paul/Wesley 2020

Listed in All Tutors, DBS / CRB Checked, Located at a drumming studio, Mobile Tutor (travels to student's home), References available

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