Jonathan Groethe

PRO Drum Teacher and Musician in Banbury, United Kingdom

Jonathan Groethe

PRO Drum Teacher and Musician in Banbury, United Kingdom

Welcome to my website!

If you want to learn how to play the drums, you've come to the right place. Get in touch today and book a day and time.

My prices start from £19 for a 30-minute lesson, £28 for 45 minutes or £37 for the hour. That'll afford you years of experience too! So go on, book your first lesson today.

I mainly offer 'private' drum lessons, not drum classes, as everyone is an 'individual' in terms of learning new skills. I strongly believe that teaching ‘one on one’ produces ‘by far’ the best results that enable me to adapt and tailor my approach to match each student and their preferred way of learning and processing information.

Whether it’s drum lessons for adults or drum lessons for kids, as a beginner, I always manage to find a way forward that is both fun and rewarding and not too stressful for each student.

I currently teach privately at One Man Band Music Shop in Banbury and other schools in the Oxfordshire area. I am 3 times CRB/DBS registered, click here to view. I am happy to provide references if necessary. If you want to see what my current students say about their tuition, click here to view my endorsement page.

I teach from age 6 upward using varying methods that I have acquired from more than 30 years of classically based education and graduation from The Musicians Institute www.mi.edu in the USA. I teach all aspects of drumming from sight reading, kit tuning; click track work, equipment maintenance, gigging, sessions and everything else drum related. I also do a lot of improvisational work, playing to all manner of artists.

I have played in many musical set up's from pit orchestra, classical, Jazz, Rock and Fusion mix. I also do studio session work. I'm pretty laid back but very professional in my teaching style and individual 'tailored' approach.

To hear me demonstrating a 5/4 pulse for my students, click the YouTube Link below.

  • Work
    • Banbury Drum Tution
  • Education
    • Musicians Institute
Testimonials
Yuri has a lot of fun during his drum lesson and when he comes home he can't wait to practice what he has learned. He is really happy with his teacher and they get on very well... they are in a very good synergy!!!”
Mariza Oliveri - Banbury
Jonathan is a great drum teacher. He has a laid-back way of teaching that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed, so it makes it easier to learn. He's very patience so that you don't feel under pressure. He's a great drummer who can teach all different styles of playing. He uses two drum kits, one for the student to play on and one for him to teach on. He also teaches left and right handed so that anyone can play. Jon puts the fun back into learning so I would recommend him to anyone".
Sarah Davis - Banbury
I was a bit apprehensive when I decided to achieve my ambition to learn to play drums, being 'a woman of a certain age'. I needn't have worried; Jonathan put me at my ease immediately. His patience is inexhaustible. If you don't get a particular point at first he will go through it until you've got it. Lessons are great fun and you don't feel like you're "in school". He's also added to my musical repertoire and I have no hesitation in highly recommending him as a tutor".
Eve Gage-Smith - Banbury