I grew up in St Andrews and have been playing drums since I was 14, taught by my dad and by taking lessons at school. In 2009, I went on to study BA(Hons) Popular Music at Edinburgh Napier University in 2009, and graduated in 2013 with a First Class Degree. Since then, I've been teaching private drum lessons in Edinburgh, but recently moved to Stirling to start teaching and playing there.
After graduation, I immediately began teaching drum lessons in Edinburgh to both beginners and those with a little more experience on the kit and have steadily built up a happy clientele of lovely drum students, most of whom I still teach today. Teaching drums to others has also been of great benefit to myself, in that I have gradually figured out how to teach drums to a variety of people, all of whom have different needs and a wide range of learning styles.
Music Qualifications / Achievements:
First Class Degree in BA(Hons) Popular Music at Edinburgh Napier University
“I’ve been taking drum lessons with Jamie Dunleavey for about six months now, and she has zoomed me right along from complete and utter beginner to being able to play entire songs, and not to mention some pretty solid paradiddles and ratamacues. Jamie is a gem of a instructor—knowledgeable, easy to understand, laidback, patient, and Rush-obsessed (that’s how you know she’s a pro). I started taking drum lessons after my boyfriend gave me a few drum lessons with Jamie as a Christmas present, but have stayed on indefinitely as she is such an ace teacher, and the sessions are really a lot of fun to boot.” - Jaclyn
"It was a super workshop in that you covered so many things and gave us both lots to think about….brains are buzzing still! Thank you so much for making us feel so at ease and for being kind and patient.” - Evelyn & Margot
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].