The truth is, you don’t need to spend ages working out how to play complex rhythms, or spend unbelievable amounts of money going to music schools! You just need structured, easy-to-follow drum lessons, where you learn at the perfect pace for you – and that’s what I’m offering.

I’ve played drums for 25 years, 15 of those with TESSERACT, and I’m driven to use the knowledge I’ve gained to help other drummers realize significant new skills.


What is the Masterclass?

45 drum lessons split over six easy-to-follow modules. You’ll first learn how to set up an effective practice routine and identify what to spend your time on. You’ll then improve your foundation by correcting grip & technique issues. This will enable you to move efficiently, enabling you to play with ease and improve flow.

You’ll then learn how to apply progressive drumming concepts in a musical, groove-driven way, working with polyrhythms, complex ostinatos, and metric modulation. I’ll help you tighten up your limb independence with double-kick lessons and pedal hat control. Crucially, I’ll give you a collection of my go-to patterns – the ones I use the most within my drumming that help me produce the grooves and fills you’ll likely be familiar with if you’ve heard TesseracT’s music.

I originally created these lessons for my Mentorship students and decided to structure them as a course after witnessing significant improvements in my student’s abilities, in a short amount of time. These are some of my favorite lessons that will help most progressive drummers realize significant levels of efficiency, technique, groove, flow, and compositional ability.

Schedule a free Zoom call with Jay to discuss joining the Masterclass


Free lessons

Get a taster of my teaching style with some free lessons. Simply sign up for a free membership and you’ll get access to a selection of drum lessons, the first three parts of my Nocturne Course, and the full transcription for Nocturne too.


TESTIMONIALS

Joseph Arrington // Masterclass student // Drummer for Royal CodaA Lot Like BirdsSianvarG0ldnecklace, and Kurt Travis

Bastian Fuentes // Masterclass student // Drummer from Santiago, Chile

Dylan – Drum student, USADrummer for 14 years

I am absolutely loving it. I spend 4 hours+ a night on your website, learning parts of Nocturne and looping the exercises. Your drum parts are not only flavorful but also extremely great exercises in building fluidity, dexterity, and limb separation. I can already tell that my timing is better (even using my left foot which I NEVER do), I’m feeling more relaxed and mobile, and I’m starting to use each limb in different ways. This is seriously some amazing content. I’ve bought lessons from other drummers but this website is 100% my favorite of them all.


Craig – Drum student, UKDrummer for 17 years

I’ve been a student of Jay’s for quite a while now and I have loved every minute of it!! Jay is a fantastic educator who can break down a complex concept into easy-to-manage chunks. This website is amazing, the videos are incredibly detailed, very well produced and each segment is short enough to feel as though you are not bombarded with too much info. I particularly like the feature where you can loop and slow down each section, you can even speed them up if you are a crazy person!! He’s not bad at transcribing proper music notation either. Would rate 5 out of 4 polyrhythms 😉


Dave – Marketing Professional, USA Drummer for 1 year

As a beginner drummer, I found learning and practicing on my own to be overwhelming. With Jay’s lessons, you are given bite-sized, easy-to-follow exercises that provide context for what you are learning. The ability to highlight and loop sections, and play the exercises at any speed, allows you to learn at your own pace and gives you full control over the courses.


Sean – Drum Student, USA Drummer for 25 years

One month in and I’m already feeling more confident with limb independence and technique.

I’ve played varying genres from classic rock and metal to reggae, but the intricacies of prog drumming have always given me my biggest challenge. I purchased the sheet music for TesseracT’s “Luminary” years back and had some luck learning enough of it, but this website brings a whole new level to drum education.

Jay breaks down incredibly complex segments into easy-to-digest sections and builds you up until the pieces fit together. Between the multiple camera angles, scrolling sheet music, and customizable tempo, there’s a combination suited for everyone.

This website is as close to in-person instruction from an industry pro as you can get. If you own drumsticks, I recommend signing up!


Give it a try!

All of the exercises I present can be easily customized to find the perfect starting point for you. Simply use the speed adjustment setting on the video below to slow down, or speed up the video and music notation, in real-time.

You can also easily loop sections too. Simply highlight the section you wish to loop and hit play (this works best in synthetic drum mode):

As you work through the lessons, it’s easy to track your progress so when you sit behind your kit to practice next, you can pick up exactly where you left off.


Ok, I’ve heard enough, I want lessons with Jay!

Glad to hear it! You have two options: Progressive Drumming Masterclass or my 12-week Mentorship, which includes 1-on-1 lessons.

To get started with either option, first please read all of the information on each option and then schedule a free Zoom call with Jay.


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