john maiden
I teach in:
East London
My local London area:
07863 103295
Price 60 minutes:
Price 30 minutes:
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Styles that I teach:
All Styles, Rock, Funk, Jazz, Electronic Music
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John started playing drums at the age of ten and was working professionally by the age of 16.

He studied Jazz and World Music at Chichester College of Performing Arts in 2002 and became heavily involved in the Jazz/Latin/Funk scene in East Sussex.

In 2005 he joined 90's rockers The Wedding Present and toured with them and various pop bands till 2009 when he joined Tricky (ex Massive Attack frontman) and completed 4 world tours and headlined every major festival till 2013. 

John is currently in the in-house studio drummer for Elton John's Rocket Management company drums for various London bands. 


* HND Jazz Studies. (Distinction.)
* HND World Music. (Distinction.)

*Recorded and demo-ed with Amy Winehouse. (Island records.) 2003.

*Recorded and toured with Viola Wills. (‘Dance of Life’ EP.) 2004.

*Recorded and toured (Europe, USA) with ‘The Wedding Present’. (Scopitones records.) 2005.

*Recorded with Steve Albini in Seattle. (Wedding Present B sides.) 2005

 *Recorded with David Jordon. (Trevor Horn. ‘Perfect Songs’.) 2006.

*Recorded and toured with ‘Chungking’ (Gut records.) 2004-2008.

*Recorded with ‘VOXPOP’ with Paul Epworth. 2006.

*Recorded and toured with 'Kinny'. (TruThoughts.) 2012.

 *Toured with Erik Hassle. (Island records.) 2010. 

*Toured with ‘Tricky’ (Domino Records.) 2008 - 2013.

*In-House studio drummer for Rocket Management. 

*Head Drum tutor at Chichester University. 2007-2012

*Teaches drums privately from own studio. 2005-2012


Reasons to study with me:

John is qualified to teach all aspects of drumming to a degree-level standard. 

This will include sight-reading, technique, musicianship, independence, time-keeping and understanding the role of a drummer. Essential skills for any budding drummer.

His experience in the pop world will provide crucial knowledge on how to survive in the competitive music industry, as well as how to use modern drumming production methods.



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