James Sykes

  • Prices: £14 per half hour / £25 per hour
  • Location: NG3 2LS
  • Instrument(s) Taught: Drums
  • Ages: 6+
  • Genres Covered: Jazz, Funk, Soul, Country, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop
  • Principle Instrument & Location: Drum Lessons Nottingham
  • Contact: [email protected]

Teacher's Biography:

Hello! My name is James and I run Drum Lessons Leicester. I have been fortunate enough to have had an extremely fun and varied wealth of experience in drum teaching, from working within secondary schools and colleges in order to provide group lessons, to working with people of all ages and backgrounds on a one-to-one basis.

I believe that my continuous live experience in jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop and rock groups (amongst others) has greatly contributed to my abilities and attitudes towards teaching, allowing me to tailor lessons to all individuals and to make each session fun, exciting and unique!

Music Qualifications / Achievements:

I have a BA Hons in popular music from the University of Northampton, am a Grade 8 qualified drummer, have toured as a musician alongside residencies at Midlands venues, I have 4 years experience of supporting students with learning needs, an A level in music and over 13 years of live drumming experience, alongside a position as a Lead Tutor for a Leicester-based music charity.


"Our 9yr old daughter loves her drum lessons with James, his enthusiasm is contagious & he makes lessons active & engaging. She very much looks forward to learning new skills, she has made significant progress & loves showing off her latest skills at the end of each lesson." – Ian

"Cheers for today, got a lot out of it. Just smashed that Motown fill. Buzzing man thanks for breaking it down for me" – Joe

"This man o' sticks makes drumming so much fun that Nina and i are always excited about next Sunday's lesson; tricks 'n' flicks, grooves 'n' clicks with this fine man o' sticks.." – Rich

"Morning. Just to say thanks for yesterday, Harry absolutely loved it and has been busy practicing!!" – Jo


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Has Been Teaching Music For

Between 3 & 5 Years



Youngest Student Age Taught


DBS Certification

Standard DBS

Public Liability Insurance


Genres Covered

Jazz, Funk, Soul, Country, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop



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Teacher's Location

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