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Jon’s Bio 1996 - Current

Testimonials

Nick Rice

Credits: Leftfield, Hadduken
 

Alex Torjesson

Credits: Nial Horgan, Mika, James Morrison, Will Young
 

Jack Geary

Credits: Maisie Peters (currently supporting Ed Sheran)

Jo Yoshida

Credits: Katie Melua, Mike Bati, Mika, Jessie J

Ben Minal

Credits: Toska

James Compton

Credits: Lol ZovaIi, Baby Queen, Barry Fletcher

Louie Palmer
Credits: Mike Stern, Gary Husband, Jason Rebello.

1998 - PRESENT TUTORING CREDITS

35 Yrs Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - The Academy of Contemporary Music

  • Instrumental Studies/Technique

  • Sight Reading/Theory

  • Advanced Music Performance and Production skills

  • Principles of music

  • Performance Workshop

  • Studied at Drum Tech 4 years

PERFORMANCE CREDITS

  • 1993-1994: Toby and the Whole Truth - Tour

  • Radio 1 Rock Show Appearance

  • 1996-1998: Drummer for Road Runner Records

  • 2001: Yamaha and Zildjian Endorsed

  • 2000-2002: Rhythm Magazine - Series "So you want to play like" 

  • 2001-2002: House/Band Drummer for Riffathon, Charity ran by Jimmy Page and Bryan May

  • 2001-2003: Extensive Sessions - Neil Daviage & Aron Friedman

  • 2002-2004: Revealtors - Pete Friesen (Alice Cooper, Wayne’s World)

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Jon Duff

Jon is an incredibly talented drummer and tutor. With 30 years experience of teaching he offers a wealth of experience.

 

As a Private Drum Tutor he is working with all levels.

 

  • Rockschool

  • GCSE Music

  • Site Reading

  • All styles

 

He has guided and taught some of the most current young drummers out there:

 

  • Nick Rice - Leftfield, Hadduken

  • Alex Torjesson - Nial Horgan, Mika, James Morrison, Will Young

  • Jack Geary - Maisie Peters (Currently supporting Ed Sheran)

  • Jo Yoshida - Katie Melua, Mike Bati, Mika, Jessie J

  • Ben Minas - Toska

  • James Compton - Lol ZovaIi, Baby Queen, Barry Fletcher

  • Louie Palmer - Mik Stern, Gary Husband


As well as working with guitar great's 2002-2004 Revealtors - Pete Friesen (Alice Cooper, Waynes’s World) who said...

 

"He has developed a unique and well crafted approach to teaching which builds your technical ability, confidence and all that is drums."

Jon is there to build your confidence and ability as his previous students can attest...

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Pete Friesen - The Almighty, Alice Cooper

I've been playing with Jon for over 20 years now and he is one of the most naturally talented drummers I have ever worked with. His subtly of touch and musical instincts are fantastic, and his innate groove makes him a joy to play with. You know you're in safe hands when he is behind the kit.

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Tim Reynolds - Drum Student

Jon is by far the best teacher I’ve ever had. His unique ability to make academic concepts fun & simple is the sole reason I’m now able to read music.


He opened up my playing and my music tastes to make me the best I could be, understanding my challenges & coming up with innovative solutions along the way.


Had Jon not been around I wouldn’t be playing  professionally today. In short, get some lessons with Jon - he’s a very lovely man, a beast of a drummer and a teacher that’s second to none.


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Jack Geary  - Drummer Maisie Peters (Ed Sheeran Support)

I studied drums with Jon from when I first began the instrument  to degree level playing. 
 
I learnt valuable skills from Jon that I apply today in a professional sense such as groove, time and feel. 


Not only is Jon a true professional in the music industry but is a lovely person to be around and for anyone wanting to study with him I guarantee you will feel at ease from the get go! 
 
I feel if I didn’t study with Jon I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today, 
 
Thanks for everything ??


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Elliot Yorke - Musician - Drum Student

I first met Jon when I studied at ACM around 2012 ago and have continued to have private lessons with him since.

 

If you are looking for a teacher that is truly passionate about your progress as drummer then look no further. I can only wish I had studied with him from the very beginning of my drumming journey. He will push you to progress whilst remaining compassionate about your struggles.

 

Likewise if you need 5 mins to nerd out about Star Wars he’s your man! 
 

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What Our Students & Others Say

Pete Friesen

The Almighty, Alice Cooper

I've been playing with Jon for over 20 years now and he is one of the most naturally talented drummers I have ever worked with. His subtly of touch and musical instincts are fantastic, and his innate groove makes him a joy to play with. You know you're in safe hands when he is behind the kit.

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