About James;

James has been playing drums since 1986, playing all over the U.K, and contributing drums & percussion on three well-received albums by singer-songwriter Nicky Swann.

He has written on motivation and practice for Modern Drummer, the world's most widely read drum magazine and Music Teacher magazine.

In 2003 he attained a distinction in the CIPD Certificate in Training Practice qualification and is a professional trainer.

James became a Drumsense tutor in 2008 and became a Drumsense Master Tutor in January 2013.
He now teaches a very healthy roster of private students of various ages & levels, also teaching in several schools as a peripatetic tutor, as well as providing drum tuition for Exeter University music scholarships.

James uses Yamaha drums, along with Protection Racket cases, Vic Firth drumsticks & Yamaha electronics. He is also a proud endorser of Istanbul Mehmet cymbals, & is part of their team of UK educators.

He's married with three children and lives in Totnes, Devon. 

Photo with kind permission of Kim Aldis

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