Jonathan Groethe

See it, Hear it, feel it, Play it!

Tel 07768 292514
   Open today 15:00 - 19:30

Why Choose Us?

Many Years Experience
Highest Standards
DBS Checked

Business overview

Professional, relaxed and fun drum tuition.

Thanks for stopping by my Yell webpage. I am a Banbury based drum teacher. I offer 'private' pro drum lessons, (and Zoom) 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. I have the most 5 star reviews of any drum tutor in the Banbury area, so 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 also teach privately at Christopher Rawlins Primary School and Kingham Primary School. I have two 'Child Safeguard' certificates, one from 2019 and most the most recent 2022. I also hold four 'enhanced' DBS/CRB certificates; copy and paste the following url, https://www.banburydrumtuition.co.uk/about-me to view all my certifications and testimonials.

I also have Public Liability Insurance certificate. I teach from age 6 & 7 upward, using varying methods that I have acquired from more than 35 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 offer studio session work. My teaching style is relaxed, professional and individually 'tailored' to each student.

Photos

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A typical day with me and my Honey, a Springerdoodle.
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My shadow Honey sitting at my drum kit.
Five-piece studio Gretch drum kit with PPI cymbals.

Prices

30 Minute Drum Lesson
£20
45 Minute Drum Lesson
£30
1 hour Drum Lesson
£40

Products & Services

Drum Kit Lessons

Ear training

Sight Reading

Music Theory

Peripatetic drum lessons for private institutions

Recording & Production

Student Pop/Rock Song Covers

Reviews

Drum Lessons with Jonathon

5
I always look forward to my Wednesday drum lesson with Jonathan.
The lessons are structured yet delivered in a fun way. He patiently answers all my questions and provides feedback outside of lesson time.
Jonathan has given me the confidence to go out and play live.
Highly recommended.

Rob
10 Apr 2022
Cheers Rob. Your playing has improved hugely and the energy you put in is infectious. I look forward to Wednesday just as much. I feel a bit of Rage Against The Machine coming on for next week! 🤘🥁
10 Apr 2022
Cheers Rob. Your playing has improved hugely and the energy you put in is infectious. I look forward to Wednesday just as much. I feel a bit of Rage Against The Machine coming on for next week! 🤘🥁
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Brilliant drum teacher!

5
Jonathan is a fantastic drum teacher! He is engaging, positive, encouraging, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all different types of music. My son has been having lessons with him for a few years now and loves the lessons: “Jonathan explains things really well, he’s great!”
I’d definitely recommend Jonathan.
07 Apr 2022
Hi Helen & Alex. Thank you so much for such a lovely testimonial. I'm only as good as the student I'm teaching, and Alex is a great guy and talented drummer. He'll soon by in a top band.
07 Apr 2022
Hi Helen & Alex. Thank you so much for such a lovely testimonial. I'm only as good as the student I'm teaching, and Alex is a great guy and talented drummer. He'll soon by in a top band.
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Fantastic drum teacher!!

5
Jonathan is a fantastic drum teacher who makes every lesson informative and enjoyable. Highly recommended!!
07 Apr 2022
Cheers Ian. Much appreciated. If the weather improves you can help me with my golf, which is pitiful. ..😆
07 Apr 2022
Cheers Ian. Much appreciated. If the weather improves you can help me with my golf, which is pitiful. ..😆
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Drum lesson review- my son loves the lessons

5
My son has recently started drum lessons and is really enjoying them. The 30 minute class goes very fast. Jonathan has a lovely approach with children and puts my son at ease. Jonathan has been very flexible to fit our needs with the classes.
01 Apr 2022
Hi Lianne & Thomas Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm glad you and Thomas feels at ease. He's started brilliantly, so just need to build on his natural abilty for rhythm.
01 Apr 2022
Hi Lianne & Thomas Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm glad you and Thomas feels at ease. He's started brilliantly, so just need to build on his natural abilty for rhythm.
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Excellent

5
Jonathan is really great, it’s very impressive how much my son has developed and improved with his drumming, more so considering we only visit fortnightly. Jonathan is also very easy to deal with if we need to change weeks for whatever reason.

Son says “He is very friendly, and it’s cool to be able use a good drum set. I really like Jonathan’s double setup, and how he can change the sound of the drum kit through his laptop”
31 Mar 2022
Hi Owain & Jos. Thanks so much for your kind words. Jos is great fun to teach and is starting grow as a drummer and musician, which is as much to do with his natural ability, as it is with my teaching . Onward and upwards. 🥁🥁🥁
31 Mar 2022
Hi Owain & Jos. Thanks so much for your kind words. Jos is great fun to teach and is starting grow as a drummer and musician, which is as much to do with his natural ability, as it is with my teaching . Onward and upwards. 🥁🥁🥁
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