Drum Lessons in Central Pennsylvania – Jamie’s Drum School
Whether you’re a beginner or pro, Jamie’s Drum School is a place where we’re all on this journey together through private drum lessons in Central Pennsylvania including Lancaster, Mechanicsburg, Annville and Hershey. I’m excited to show you things I’ve been working on and learning my entire life. Helping you grow as a drummer and gain skills that you can also take to life is something I take great pride in.
For beginners we’ll travel down the path of learning proper techniques to build muscle memory, independence, creative tools, standard rudiment knowledge, drum set coordination, and together we’ll research some of the greatest drummers and styles that influenced the world of music.
For intermediate and pro drummers I’ll break down techniques that I’ve learned from some of the industry’s top drummers and educators and some techniques I’ve found helpful in my own personal growth as a musician.
Together, we’ll gain knowledge on how to structure practice sessions tailored to your individual needs, how to gain more independence, and how to grow your voice to be the best you can be at your craft.
If you are looking for private drum lessons in Central Pennsylvania, look no further than Jamie’s Drum School.
Not in PA, but want to learn from me? Check out my drum lesson video courses!
Private Lessons FAQs
What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., fees)?
I charge a tuition of $ 80.00 per month regardless of how many weeks in the month.
This includes a monthly video and audio project recorded at my studio and online
videos and home work and a 30 minute lesson every week breaking down four stages
to work on!
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First I offer a free consultation so that we can get to better know each other and I can
find out the direction to start planning an individual lesson plain. At the first consultation I
will discuss how my lessons work and what will be needed by the student.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I started studying drums at age 6yrs. I spent a few years with Jamie Hess who has done
sessions with Jimi Hendrix so I got well introdoced to the rock style drumming. Then I
went on to Arron Walker from the band Burning bus and the Reese project. Arron taught
me to dance with the kit in body motion and learned a great deal of flow and music
reading. Then I went on to study with Clyde Luccas who has toured with Ray Charles
and Count Basie. From Clyde I learned a lot about the flow of jazz and latin and world
rhythms. I then went on to Berklee college of music and earned a graduate from there.
From there I went on to study privately with Mike Johnston, Jim Payne, Peter
Erskine, Stanton Moore and Dave Wekl.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
After college I did a few tours and started working shows. I found out that My greatest
joy was meeting new drummers and working with them to help them get better at there
craft. so when things settled with the touring I decided to take on a few students.
Through teaching my students I found a great passion in teaching and new that this was
something I wanted to do for the rest of my life!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with young kids as young as 4 yrs old.
I have worked with disabled and challenged clients.
I have worked with 70 yr olds. and students from beginner to pro.