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 for Modern Drummer, Drumhead magazine and Music Teacher magazine.

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 & electronics, along with Protection Racket cases, Vic Firth drumsticks & Istanbul Mehmet cymbals.

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

Photo with kind permission of Kim Aldis