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About Jacob H.
Jacob Hughes is an experienced drummer and teacher, looking for enthusiastic students. Classes are tailored specifically to a student's learning style, with a real impetus on blending drum theory with practical playing.
As a performer, Jacob has played in various different settings - from original bands (rock/pop) to big band and function bands. He has experience of playing independent venues, weddings, festivals, and in professional recording environments. Along with this, Jacob has a BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship from BIMM Bristol and has achieved grade 8 on the Drums.
Jacob is a friendly, enthusiastic, and patient drum teacher with experience of teaching privately as well as part of a music school. He is a teacher who will take the time to get to know his students, finding out what their needs and expectations are of the sessions. Jacob is eager to acquire students at varying different levels - from absolute beginners to advanced players.
On a student's first lesson, Jacob will take the time to chat with the student - finding out what kind of music they like and what particularly draws them to taking up drum lessons. Jacob will also spend time adjusting the drum set so that the student has all the drums and cymbals in a position that feels comfortable for the pupil. Once the student is happy, Jacob will begin by explaining the lesson's aims and objectives and demonstrating what the student will be able to perform at the end of the lesson. If the student is completely brand new to the drums, they will be encouraged to bring along drum sticks and an empty folder (to store lesson materials).
Tailored to You
Once the first few lessons have taken place and a strong working relationship between student and teacher has been established, the pupil will have the option to go down the more formal route of ABRSM, Trinity, and Rockschool Exams. Alternatively, a lesson plan that does not follow this traditional model can be structured - allowing students to acquire the necessary techniques in order to be able to play along to their favourite tracks! Jacob's real musical passions lie in Rock, Pop, Punk and Blues. A student can expect lots of recommendations from bands/artists that incorporated great drumming in their music.
Outside of music, Jacob has built up an impressive CV as both a freelance filmmaker and Student Support Officer at a Music University.