Jack Painting
London, London
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Teaching Location:Blackheath, London, SE3 9RT
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About Jack Painting

"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)

Whatever your level, age, musical taste or reason for learning drum kit, my aim is to provide a supportive and constructive learning environment, set realistic targets and help students develop their musical skills. My students all have unique reasons for playing drums and I tailor lesson plans to help them reach their goals, be it playing in a band, grading exams (Trinity/Guildhall and Rock School), or simple stress relief!

Topics covered in lessons:

- Musicality, groove and timing
- Technique (hands, feet, posture)
- Rhythm reading and chart reading
- Rudiments study and application
- Ear training
- Live performance skills
- Genre study 
(I can provide sticks for the first lesson if you don’t have them or just want to get a taster).

I teach both from home and am happy to travel to my students. I also teach at higher education institution the London College of Creative Media as well as running group percussion lessons for Taiko Meantime drumming group.
Visit my website for performance clips and more testimonials.


1st Class (Hons) from the University of Reading


£30 per hour from home 
£35+ per hour when travelling to students (exact price TBC depending on location in London etc)

Cancellation policy:

48 hours half of the fee payable
24 hours full fee payable

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have. Happy drumming!

Drum Lessons in Blackheath, London.

  • Wembley Stadium marching snare for UEFA Champions League Final 
  • BBC Recording of Johnny Zero theme tune
  • Chieko Kojima (Japanese dancer and percussionist) tour
  • Glastonbury Festival
  • POCA (EP)
  • Devil Say Dance (EP)
  • Tonochrome (EP’s and Album)
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