James Sedge
Kent, South East England
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Telephone:01732 360388
Teaching Location:Tonbridge, South East England, TN9 1BL
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About James Sedge

James Sedge Biography 2023
James is a qualified teacher who has worked for the University of Kent, specialising in drums, music history and rehearsal skills. He co-wrote a music degree with Julie Parker, the ‘BA Hons in Popular Music Performance’. The degree was an enormous success, with a very high percentage of First Class Honours students. Most of the graduates have gone on to work in the music industry and music education. He has also run Further Education courses in Popular Music since 1999.
James has been teaching drums and percussion in London and Kent since 1991 and has trained many of the drum teachers currently working in the Southeast. He is regarded as one of the leading drum teachers in the area and is happy to teach from beginners up to professional drummers who want to expand their vocabulary or work on technique.
In 2015 he wrote the syllabus and led the teaching team for the Trinity Education Zone at the London Drum Show.
James was the lead consultant for the new Trinity Rock & Pop graded drum exam syllabus that was published in September 2018.
James is a director and drum teacher at MusicStation in Tonbridge. MusicStation started in 2013 and now has over 500 weekly students being taught drums, guitar, bass, keyboards and vocals by 15 teachers. 

Selected playing highlights.

Drum Lessons in Tonbridge.

  • KillerStar (released 2024 High Wire Records) Rob Fleming (Vocals/Guitar/Synths), James Sedge (Drums) with a band comprising David Bowie band alumni and long time collaborators. Mike Garson - piano, Earl Slick - guitar, Gail Ann Dorsey and Tim Lefebvre - bass, Emm Gryner - backing vocals, Donny MacCaslin - saxophone, Mark Plati - guitar.
  • Milkbone (2022) Matt Berry, Phil Scragg, James Sedge
  • The Deepstate (2022) High Wire Records  ‘Broken Pieces’ 
  • Matt Berry and the Maypoles Acid Jazz albums ‘Kill The Wolf’, ‘Matt Berry & the Maypoles Live’ , ‘The Small Hours’ the 'Television Themes album and the 'Gather Up' box set
  • Tomas Doncker ‘Wherever You go’ (2021) True Groove Records
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