March 26th 2020
ONLINE LESSONS AVAILABLE
I’m now running video lessons from the studio using Zoom and FaceTime. Work sheets can be emailed/text prior to the lesson. Students can print or display the sheets on their phone, tablet.
This is a good way of moving forward for students and will mean that when we resume, there shouldn’t be a lapse in work or enthusiasm.
Please contact me for more information.
March 22th 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE - ONLINE
I have decided to suspend all face to face lessons from 23rd March until further notice, in order to protect our community from any further spread of the virus. Therefore, the studio will no longer be accessible to clients.
I will however be continuing online as mentioned in my previous post. If you have a drum set, internet connection and wish to book an online lesson then please message me ASAP.
Unfortunately for some of my clients this means a break in their lessons for the foreseeable future until normality resumes.
Stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.
The government have now closed the schools for the foreseeable future - however I will be still operating for people who are healthy without any symptoms.
I’m also in the process of setting up online lessons through Zoom for students with a drum set and internet connection. I will keep you updated on this over the next week.
Stay safe, keep in touch.
March 17th 2020
Navigating COVID-19 at JPF drum tuition
At this moment in time the government guidelines implement that schools stay open so for now I will remain open for business as usual.
As we all now know this virus could be with us for sometime and I want to reassure clients attending the studio of the precautionary measures that have been taken to stop the spread and to halt cross contamination.
I have increased cleaning in the studio using anti bacterial sprays and wipes on shared equipment. This includes wiping sticks and stool saddles down at the start of each lesson.
I’ve decided to remove magazines from the studio in order to stop cross contamination but have included the studio WiFi code on the notice board so people can pass the time on their own phone, tablet or laptop.
In the toilet there is now a pile of freshly folded towels on the window sill. After washing your hands with soap and water - place the towel in the bucket, these towels will be collected and placed in a hot wash after lessons.
It’s very important for us all to take care of ourselves and each other during this time - if anyone starts to feel unwell in your household (a high temperature and/or a new persistent cough) you must follow the Government Guidelines for household-self isolation
Please let me know as soon as possible if you are not planning to attend lessons, and to the best of your endeavours please stick to my 24 hour notice policy.
Stay healthy. Keep in touch.
As a professional musician, I have been teaching drumming for over 15 years. And have taught many students from the ages of 6 plus. I cover the basics of drumming and build from there. Students reach goals not just quicker but also have more understanding. This helps them to become creative in their own right and expand on subjects covered in lessons.
I have over 50 private lessons running over mainly evenings and weekends. I also teach in schools during the day. The lessons I provide covers the students needs. I have acted as an assesor for my students helping them to receive their Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE awards.
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“John is an incredibly effective drum teacher who knows how to get the best out of his students. In the ten years I attended JPF drum tuition, John helped me gain a strong technical foundation, which allowed me to progress quickly and be able to deal with any situation thrown at me. He is also proficient in many different genres of music, from Latin to Rock and doesn't only teach you how to play a beat but also teaches the subtle nuances that make the beat authentic. John always knows which approach to use to motivate his students and the results speak for themselves.” - Evangelo
"I have been playing drums for 30 years and have been going to John for some time now. He is an amazing teacher who gave me confidence to carry on and taught me things I did not even know about. He is an inspiration and now I play in a blues band. As well as being my mentor he is a good friend, and anyone wanting to learn could not find a better tutor" - Alan