Drum lessons with Jake aim to nurture creativity, rhythm, musicality and groove. Jake has an undeniable passion for rhythm and drumming.
Jake delivers contemporary drums and percussion lessons. The curriculum is designed to enrich students with the skills necessary to make a career in the music industry.
The mantra of this curriculum is Play, Practice Perform.
Play: When beginning an instrument, it is important to develop a strong foundation of technique, reading and sound exploration. This foundation will enable you to have full autonomy over your instrument.
Practice: Students who wish to develop their skills on the instrument need to know ‘how’ to practice their instrument. Jake delivers a range of practice methods which teach students how to teach and motivate themselves. The more you practice the better you get. The better you get the more you want to practice.
Perform: Jake is highly experienced when it comes to performing, from cafe’s to festivals. Whether you are already gigging or aspiring to break into the industry, Jake will teach you the skills and tricks of the trade needed to make a career in the music industry. Though this is an ongoing experience, Jake will be there to guide you from the woodshed to the stage.
Teaching since 2011
Teaches special needs
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Teaches students aged 5+
Jake is a professional drummer and passionate educator. After his first drum lesson at the Merrick McCallum Drum School at age 15 he was hooked. Through his schooling years he performed in many local bands, including the Clarence Valley Orchestra.
Jake has studied a Bachelor of Contemporary Music (Performance and Education) at Southern Cross University under the renowned drummer and educator David Sanders. Here Jake honed his sense of timing, feel and groove. Jake also recently acquired a Master of Teaching (Secondary) through the University of New England.
Jake shares his love of music with both domestic and international audiences, widely touring Australia and Asia as a freelance musician. Jake has written, recorded and performed with a variety of musicians, including Clocks and Dice, A Little Province, Tullara Connors, Yuma X, Toni Childs, and various acts across the Australian music scene.
Jake is a passionate and committed teacher with an array of experience teaching individuals and groups, workshops and masterclass drum education across Australia. Years of experience as a music educator have led Jake to develop his successful drums and percussion curriculum.