A Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (R.A.M. qualified teacher) and with education experience spanning the globe, JJ Wheeler provides education in a number of exciting settings. This is always with a core aim to engage and inspire, be it in masterclass and drum clinic tours across Asia, one-to-one private tuition at home or in schools, creating video content for the worlds leading drum exam board or as a workshop leader at the UK Drum show.

As drum kit advisor for Trinity College London and sitting on both the Rock & Pop and Classical & Jazz panel of examiners for the board since 2013, JJ has unparalleled expertise in graded exams and the progressive structure of learning that accompanies this.

Masterclass and workshop delivery has engaged students across the world ranging from non-instrumentalist primary school children in London to professional Jazz musicians in Africa to teachers and musicians in Asia. As the lead curriculum writer and exclusive content provider for the Education Zone at the UK Drum Shows in 2018 & 2019 JJ’s work has been commissioned and received by audience far and wide.

Selected experience

Group teaching;

  • Drum Masterclass tours across South East Asia (17 Dates) April 2018 & January 2019

  • Workshop leader (and content/syllabus creator) for the ‘Education Zone’ at the UK Drum Show 2018 & 2019

  • Performance workshops in various locations across the world as part of Trinity College London examining tours including Singapore, Australia, India and South Africa.

  • Guest artist in residence, tutor and masterclass delivery as part of World Jazz Day camp, Tunisia 23-30 April 2014

  • Various drum clinics including the London Drum Clinic (Jan 2018)

  • Workshop leader across schools in London for English Pocket Opera Company, 2012; Ring Around The World; the London Olympic Musical 2012

  • Guest Masterclasses for ‘Glasgow Percussion Day’

       (Glasgow Music Service), Oct 2019

  • Content creation and delivery for online platforms;

       Trinity College London (2013-present)

One-to-one / small-group based Drum Kit Tuition for;

  • Private settings

  • Peripatetic Settings (county music service and individual contract)

  • Independent School

  • Further Education

  • Students with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and visual impairment

  • Children and adults aged 3-66

  • Online teaching via Zoom and other video-conferencing platforms

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