I approach each student differently depending of their level, their golds, capabilities , musical tastes and professional aspirations. Having studied over 70 different drum methods and having spent the last 18 years performing and studying drums I am a very all rounded teacher able to teach from the very basics, to very advance levels. I teach through different systems which allow me to help the student to progress in a very solid, progressive and timely efficient manner. I master pop, rock, soul, funk, R&B, Cuban and Brazilian music, Flamenco and lots of different World music beats. I am also confident with jazz, swing and many other musical genres.
I have extensive knowledge of :
-Reading / Transcribing
-basic and advance drum techniques
-independence/ coordination exercises
-Professional tips for the musicianship career, recording industry and the entertainment industry
My real name is José María de Lucas Sacristán, however, I am mostly known in the scene as Chema Sacristán. I am a professional drummer since 2004 and bellow I present a brief biography of my professional career in the U.K.
In 2002 and being only 19 years old, my vocation for music was really clear and I decided to move to Bristol (UK), where I resided for 4 years. In Bristol, I had the chance to be exposed and to experiment with all kinds of music. I performed my first shows of rock, jazz, world music and many more. I was privileged enough to be exposed to musicians of all genres and to work with over 5 different local bands, continuously performing in Bristol and the South West and achieving experience.
In September 2006, I moved to London to study in Tech Music Schools, London, as well known as “ drum tech” , where I completed my higher education studies and obtained the university title: BMUS POPULAR MUSIC PERFORMANCE,
(HONS) licensed by the West London University. Once I finished my University degree in 2011, I started to work exclusively as a performing drummer and as a drum teacher, giving private lessons in my own studio, Oktopus Music Services in North West London.
In the past 9 years, I had the opportunity and privilege of performing, recording and writing with some of the very best musicians, well known in the London and UK scene, such as Kevin Glasgow, (Known as one of the best bassists in Europe) Robin Banerjee (guitarist of Amy Winehouse), Roberto Manzin (Zuchero), Felipe Martíns (Emeterians), Juan Whist (The Voice National Spanish tv) and many other figures of jazz and other genres, performing regularly and showcasing in most London live music venues as well as the very best UK and Europe entertainment agencies such as Scarlett Entertainment, Full Stop Entertainment and many others.
After 15 years of professional experiences, I have decided to fully focus on teaching drums and performing. It is noticeable that my studies, and my extensive professional career, represent my vocation and devotion for music. As a consequence of this, I master many techniques and abilities such as improvising, independence, coordination as well as vocabulary in practically all music styles within the modern popular music and some genres of world music. My target is to transmit my passion for music, drums and percussion in general, not only on the stage, but also on my private lessons. My teachers when I was a Tech music school , always mentioned how strong ability to teach and transmit enthusiasm was, from early stages in my studies, as I completed the music education module on the 3rd year of my degree.
My cancellation policy is 24 hours .
For traveling I am happy to travel as long as the distance is reasonably covered.
This is Jose Maria Sacristan. I am a professional drummer, band leader of several function bands and drum teacher with excellent entertainment industry links as well as established music venues in London and UK.
I am a musician fully qualified in my instrument, I completed the Bachelor degree in Popular Music Performance on drums (Hons) at West London University (Graduated 2011) and the diploma at College of Music of London.
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-09/2002 till 06/ 2007: Working as a DJ , freelance musician and promoter at several venues in Bristol.
- 06/ 2007 till 09/ 2008 : Working as DJ in London (Soho) , Oxford and Bristol
-06/2011 till 03/2017: Director and shareholder of Oktopus Music Services Ltd. I set my own recording and rehearsal room business in Willesden, North West London. My duties were: Attending rehearsals and recordings, taking and managing bookings and hiring freelance sound engineers, business director and drum teacher.
-08 / 2017 till 10 / 2020 (current days): Self-employed full-time drummer, musician, band manager and private drum teacher. Performing with my very own 5 function bands with strong profiles on most UK entertainment agencies such as Encore Musicians, Pop Top, Bailo Latino Entertainments, Freak Music, Entertainment Nation and many others. Having performed at the most high-end venues in London such as Quaglinos (Mayfair) , MNKY-HSE (Mayfair), Annabel's (Mayfair), Lockes (Covent Garden), Kindred (Hammersmith), Revolucion de Cuba (Bristol, Southampton, Reading and Milton Keynes branches) and hundreds of other venues.
2008-2011 Bachelor Degree in Popular Music Performance -3years, at Thames Valley University.
2006-2007 1-year Diploma on drums at Drumtech Music School, London, England.
1997-2001 Diploma of High School at the institute in Madrid
KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
-Bilingual person (English, Spanish)
-Experience on leading function bands, arranging events , wedding shows bookings,
-Team leading skills
-Able to develop my own audiovisual educational contents with filming, video editing , recording, audio mixing and music notation software skills.
PC SKILLS AND COMPETENCES:
- I am experienced using Microsoft Office, Word, Sibelius, Logic X, Pro-tools, imovie and final cut.
- Enjoy and thrive on working closely with my students, using my communication and interpersonal skills to their fullest.
- I am a motivated, hardworking and enthusiastic professional, internationally educated.
- I have been working in the Music Industry for many years now. I truly believe I could be a cool new entry for your company/ school, always taking care of any details, bringing much passion, motivation and a good work ethic.
-Available to be interviewed at any time for part and full-time work.
DBS certificate and references available at your request
I haven't had lessons with Jose but I've hired him countless times to play in my band and the reason why I keep calling him it's because of his diverse music knowledge.
In my band we play different styles; salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, pop, funk, rock n roll... and he dominates them all, which it's one of the best talents a musician can have. I recommend his teaching 100%, you will certainly be taught well.
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