"Jack Painting is a wide-awake performer on drums, acutely aware of what's going on around him. His playing is incisive and soulful, often spiced with a light-footed wit."
Clive Bell (Jah Wobble, Karl Jenkins, Harry Potter soundtrack)
"The original music for Faustus was composed and performed by Jack Painting, who was excellent to work with, highly professional, delivering brilliant creative input to the whole process. The live drum soundtrack for Faustus added a sense of foreboding and pace to the piece which was invaluable in telling the story. We would, and will be jumping at the chance to work with Jack again on future projects."
Dominic Spillane, Matchstick Theatre
"Jack Painting's sheer joy at playing was infectious. The talent throughout your group is immense and joyous to watch. The show was exceptional. Well done."
"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 teaches with a clear and engaging trading style with good explanation on the go."
Steve, LCCM Beginners Drum Kit Course
"I thought that the course was tremendous. Hard work and for me a steep learning curve, but I have learned so much and am now putting this into practise. The video footage was especially helpful, whilst being excruciatingly embarrassing, but very instructive. The course exceeded my expectations and was great fun. I loved it.
Mark and Jack were great instructors, and I can quite see why people come again and again - I would like to do so myself. My fellow Taiko players are greatly enthused by my reports of the Taiko Summer School and are showing an early interest in next year! Thanks so much for a great Summer School."
Katrina Young, Taiko Meantime Intermediate Summer School Participant