Drummin’ Time is operated by South London based professional drummer John Davies, and has been established since 2011. There are two studios: one based in South London SW11 and one in Bristol from mid-2021.
Meet The Teacher
John began playing the drums in 1991 and performed his first paid gig at the age of 16. He went on to study a DipHe in Popular Music Performance (2000) and then a BA degree in Jazz Performance (2002).
He has since performed and recorded with various ensembles across Europe in many genres including Rock, Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Soul, Folk and R&B. He performed on the London Greek scene for 17 years playing odd-time folk rhythms and traditional dance beats. He has also played at some of the countries most prectigious venues including Alexandra Palace, Jazz Cafe and the NEC Birmingham.
He has previously worked with Donald Griffiths (UK No.1 Reggae band ‘Aswad’) on his solo reggae projects, worked as a session drummer for Ron Pope (Vampire Diaries) on his Atlanta Tour, and has more recently been spending time in the studio doing recording sessions for various artists.
John has been teaching professionally since 2004 and has taught students from ages 4 to 74. Starting out as a peripatetic tutor for Southern County Music Services, he was then invited to teach at Drumtech Institute (formerly Tech Music School, now BIMM Institute) which he did for 7 years. Many of his past students have gone on to become professionals themselves.