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Jez Smith BMus(hons)
Drummer, Percussionist and Teacher


I love music

I offer expert one to one drum and percussion tuition, to beginners and advanced players alike. I teach in a drum/ rehearsal room at my home in Bishopthorpe, YORK, YO23 2RD

Tuition (Online and Face to Face)

I tutor for the [Derbyshire] City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO) and the [Derbyshire] City & County Youth Wind Band (CCYWB).

I've been playing and teaching professionally ever since I left the University of Huddersfield, with a degree in Percussion (performance) in 1998.

Credits include West End tours, Grimethrorpe brass band, York Proms in the park, DUVET - The Ultimate Covers Band!! and recording for the BBC.

Whether you want to play drums because they are cool(!), complete the next grade, or get to the next level of technical ability - I can help you.

We can learn together online! I can teach online using Zoom, MS Teams, FaceTime, Messenger, Skype etc.



Drum Lessons

Drum Lessons






Major points of the curriculum include:

  • Time, meter, pulse and feel
  • Ergonomics of the drum kit
  • Delivery - how you sound to others
  • Reading drum charts


Prices per lesson are £34 per hour, £17 per half hour.

Practice Videos

Drum Warm Up (60bpm)

Drum Warm Up (80bpm)

Drum Warm Up (96bpm)

Drum Warm Up (108bpm)

Drum Warm Up (120bpm)

Drum Kit Warm Up (60bpm)

Drum Beat Matix (60bpm)

Drum Beat Matix (96bpm)

Drum Beat Matix (108bpm)

Drum Beat Matix (120bpm)

Contact Me

Bishopthorpe, UK
Phone: 07887556799
Email: jez@jezsmithdrums.co.uk