Jack Painting

Drum Kit | Taiko | Teaching

Welcome to my website

 

I started taking drum kit lessons with Jack a couple of years ago. My current lessons are tailored around my interests in blues, soul, funk and jazz as well as a need to develop my music theory, aural & rhythm skills. Jack’s knowledge and enthusiasm while teaching have helped me work through some challenging material - in an enjoyable and supportive environment.

With Jack’s help, I passed my first Trinity College London music grade with distinction in October and that is why I highly recommend him as a drum teacher.
— Vanessa Hay (private student)
Jack Painting Drum Studio

I teach drum kit both privately from home and on the Level 1 and Level 2 evening beginner courses at the London College of Creative Media. I am also happy to travel to students within London.

I teach all ages; my students currently range from the ages of eight up to sixty sixty. Whether students are interested in learning hard rock, jazz or drum n' bass, I cater for and utterly respect each students musical tastes and direction, be it drumming as a fun hobby, or a serious pursuit.

I am also a workshop leader for Rhythmworks, the educational for Taiko drumming group, Taiko Meantime, teaching both school groups and corporate team building workshops.

Teaching Philosophy

Music is an essential part of our society and culture and rhythm in its various forms make the world what it is. Our hearts beat in rhythm and the seasons change in rhythm. In schools and colleges, music covers numerous areas of the national curriculum, from History to Geography, to Maths and Personal Social Education. As a hobby, music is proven to engage the brain like no other activity and produce lasting health benefits.

When learning the drums, my aim is to provide a supportive and constructive learning environment, set realistic targets, but most importantly to make students the best version of themselves as a musician that they can be. When I started learning the drums, I had a few idols I wanted to sound like but became frustrated when I couldn't play exactly like them. My first drum tutor simply told me I shouldn't aim to play exactly like my idols because I wasn't them, I was me, so I should aim to be the best version of me I could be, but be acutely aware of what made my favourite players great; their language, sound and technique and apply that to my own playing and learning.

 

RATES

£35 per hour (rate TBC if travelling to students house, depending on which zone in London).