Jazz and Pop Drumming Tuition 


Brighton Jazz School offers Drum Tuition both on a 1-1 basis and group lessons. These weekly run lessons and classes led by professional drummer/ musician Jim Whyte, are neatly tailored to suit any young or older aspiring drummers, who wish to satisfy their curiosity in learning how play the drums, or indeed wish to further advance their current skills in jazz, rock or pop drumming.

Students will have the option to receive individual or group drumming lessons in whichever style they wish to pursue, depending on their individual preference to learning and or their budget.

  • Individual lessons will consist of rudimental work, co-ordination exercises, time keeping study, posture, plus  song form/ style investigation.

  • Group lessons will consist of all of the themes mentioned above, with an emphasis being placed on group participation.

(Percussion will be supplied, however students are welcome to bring along their own percussion instruments of choice to the classes, if they so wish).

All the classes are open to drummers and non-drummers alike, who have an interest in furthering their rhythmic skills and knowledge, in whichever area of music that they are most keen to develop.


  • Individual Lessons - £30 per hour

  • Group Lessons (classes of 3 or more students – max. 6) - £10 per hour.



To book a lesson and or class, please contact Jim Whyte on:

Tel:  07947 164031   

Email: j.whyte2@gmail.com


About the Teacher

“A multi-instrumentalist of outstanding ability” Brighton Jazz Club.

A post-graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, specializing in Jazz and Studio Music; Jim Whyte has been extremely active on the British music scene for over 20 years. In this time Jim has performed and recorded with many great artists in the jazz, rock, pop and the classical world, including; Dame Evelyn Glennie, Guy Garvie, Stuart McCallum (Cinematic Orchestra), Stan Sulzman, Mike Outram, Mike Gorman, Julian Seigal, Anita Wardell, the great James Brown’s band and many more. He has also successfully toured with his own band ‘Sonic Butterfly’ and recorded his own album of original compositions.

He is currently a member of the Brighton based alternative jazz trio ‘Full Circle’, the Brighton based alternative pop/rock band ‘Oddfellow’s Casino’ and is an active drummer on the Brighton and UK jazz and session scene. He has been a teacher for over 20 years; tutoring at such institutions as, Kent Music School, Access to Music, The West Glamorgan Jazz Summer School and The Guildhall Jazz Summer School. He has performed at venues across the world, including Glastonbury Festival, The Albert Hall and Landestrost Castle in Hanover.

Jim currently plays on vintage Slingerland drums.