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. I have the most 5 star reviews of any drum tutor in the Banbury area, they're all genuine too!

To see what my current students say about their tuition, click here to view my endorsement page. Scroll to the bottom of the page to read the reviews. You're also welcome to speak with any of my existing students too.

Get in touch by clicking the 'Contact Me' tab above to book a day and time or, if you're unsure, try a FREE 'try before you book' Lesson.

*Below, you will find links to my current 2019 'Child Safeguard' training, CRB/DBS criminal records checks and Public Liability Insurance certificate*.

Prices are £20 for a 30-minute lesson, £29 for 45 minutes and £40 for the hour. That'll afford you years of drumming know how, technical proficiency and musical application.

I offer 'private' pro 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 ePianos Music Academy (click here for video directions to the studio), formerly One Man Band Music Shop in Banbury, St. Johns Priory and Bloxham C of E Primary School. *I am 'Child Safeguard' certified; click here to view my certificate & 3 times CRB/DBS registered; click here and here to view all three certificates*.

*To view my Public Liability Insurance certificate; click here.* I'm happy to provide references for the above posts.

I teach from age 5 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. My teaching style is relaxed, very professional and individually 'tailored' to each student.

  • 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