Jordan Calvert Drum Tuition
Drum Kit tutor (Private and Peripatetic) – Spaces available!
I thrive in crafting lessons that are both fun and exciting for students of all ages, abilities and educational needs, creating a balance between focusing on technique, grades, grooves, styles and learning favourite songs whilst helping to build self confidence and well-being.
I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching the drum kit both privately and in primary schools as a peripatetic tutor for the last four years and currently teach 50+ weekly students. I am a hard working, determined and mature individual, with excellent communication skills and I have a positive, friendly and approachable attitude. I believe that I will be a positive asset to any school due to my passion for pupil development and ability to provide a lesson plan that inspires creativity.
- Kingsbury Green Academy (Secondary and Sixth Form) September 19- Present
- St Stephens C of E Primary- From 2016 to present
- Moorlands Schools Federation (Junior)- From 2017 to present.
- Clarion Call Music School- 2017 to present.
- Beechan Cliff Secondary School (cover) March- April 2019 (BANES Music Service)
I have also gained experience teaching children with SEN and adults with learning difficulties at Twerton Infants School and Clarion Call music school.
I have been fortunate to have gained years of experience playing with a Big Band, I have been dedicated to my involvement in the production and band at Bath City Church. I have also recently worked with Bath based composer Steven Faux and am enjoying being part of his most recent performances as well as being in a function band. I also have experience recording in studios and enjoy using electronic triggers and drums pads as part of my drum-kit set up.
- Grade 8 Drum Kit (Rockschool & Trinity)
- BA Honours in Commercial Music
- TEFOL online teaching certificate
What I / we help young people achieve
Students that have taken lessons from myself have gone on to achieve grade exams with both Rock School and Trinity College. They have also been involved in bands with their peers having learnt how to play within a band context. Each student also has the opportunity to perform in school assemblies and concerts, after which they have often informed me of how proud of themselves they are. Both teachers and parents have also reported an increase in their children's well- being and confidence after taking part in lessons. This, to me, is proof that my lessons are having a positive impact on my students.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To develop their wellbeing
Also Works With
Clarion Call Arts Academy http://clarioncallartsacademy.org.uk/who-are-we/
- Term Time
- After School
- School Holidays
Working with special needs
I have gained 3 years of experience teaching children with SEN and adults with learning difficulties.
This has included teaching children with extra social and emotional needs, a child that is an amputee, and a young adult who has Down Syndrome.
- Drums / percussion
- 4 and under
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
Musical Clusters Covered
- Calne & Melksham
- Trowbridge (CSL)
My Training & Development
I have a BA Hon’s Commercial Music degree, grade 5 theory, grade 8 drums with two exam boards and experience performing, recording and writing parts on the drum kit.
I have taught SEN individuals for 3 years including children with autism, extra emotional and social needs, children with physical disabilities and adults with Downs Syndrome.
I have undertaken child protection training through the NSPCC and also have experience working with children through church youth groups.
I keep up to date with other tutors and watch other tutors on platforms such as youtube in order to learn how I can communicate more effectively in lessons. Other than playing in regular projects such as a function band, and recording for artists, I am currently seeking other ways to train as a tutor in order to develop my skills.