John Humphrey
Kent, South East England
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Teaching Location:Dartford, South East England, DA1 1ED
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About John Humphrey

I have been teaching students for over 20 years, both privately and at schools, colleges and as part of BA, BMus and MMus degree programmes. Many former students now have successful careers as performers or teachers themselves. My students have ranged in age from seven to 70.

Excellent technique, co-ordination, time and reading are essential to any working musician, as well as a good sense of general musicianship. Whatever your goals or aspirations, these are all covered with a series of lessons tailored to your personal needs. If you’re looking to improve your technique, time, creativity, reading, independence and repertoire then please get in touch.

Please look at 'The Shed' on my website for some free ideas, lessons and drumming blog posts. There you can also find  lots more information, photos, videos and links to things I’ve played on.

I look forward to hearing from you!


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Music   
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Music
  • BA Honours degree (1st class)
  • Diploma in Music
  • I am also a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts

Additional Information:
Teaching takes place in a dedicated teaching room and with lots of free parking, or elsewhere by arrangement, including at your home subject to arrangement. Lessons are also possible via Skype, Google Hangouts and so on. I also offer teaching in music theory, music technology and production. I am fully insured and possess an enhanced DBS Certificate.

Drum Lessons in Dartford.


Credits (Live and or Recordings): I’m a busy freelance drummer as well, currently playing for Toyah Willcox and Tim Rose Group amongst others, as well as for the UK tour of The Greatest Show. Previously I have performed in many diverse situations, from the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Drifters and the revue Stand By Me, to Sean Williamson, Gareth Gates, Marcus Collins and Ray Gelato.  

My playing has taken me to many venues, concert halls and venues in the UK, Europe and beyond.  I'm also often found depping in London with various shows and bands. My experience makes me ideally placed to develop the skills of enthusiastic students of all levels and ages.

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