Drum Lessons - Children - Adults
Hi, my name is Jean-Clair and my biggest passion is playing and teaching drums. Beginner or advanced, I am looking forward to work with you! I’m a qualified and enthusiastic drum teacher and passionate to share my expertise with you!
From lesson one on you will be playing a full set of drums and believe me; on the first lesson I’ll make sure you’ll learn a groovy drumbeat before you go home!
Where? My private studio is located in the center of The Hague, nearby Den Haag CS and Den Haag HS. You can park your car right in front of my studio!
Online Drum Lessons
I also offer fun, comprehensive and well structured online drum lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Book a trial lesson and buy & try the 3 lesson Starter's Package!
Drumming is a work out and you'll learn a relaxed posture and souple technique.
- stick control
- grooves en beats
- hand foot
- drum notation
- time keeping
- drum styles
- Play along
- Spotify tracks
Raise the Bar
Develop a deep understanding of various feels, beats and rhythms. Play funky stuff and complexe rhyhms. Being an active player in the jazz and pop scene myself, I will help you to move your boundaries to become a good drummer without losing the ‘fun factor’. We focus on analysis on vocabulary of the great masters of Jazz drumming. Personalised exercises and tips and tricks! Book a trial lesson!
If you are a busy person flexibility is very important. That’s why you can book a 10 lesson ride. So we can look at your schedule what works out best.
Looking for a Drum Set?
You don't have a drum kit yet and need advice? No problem! I will help you find a decent set of drums of good quality and for a reasonable price. Send me an email for info!
Drummer Jean-Clair de Ruwe (IJsselstein 1982) took his first drum lessons when he was 10 years old and played in a local marching band. In his early teens he began to practise seriously and he played in several orchestras.
In 1998 Jean-Clair was 16 years old and was admitted to the "young talent class" at the Utrecht conservatory of which Jean-Clair graduated cum laude in 2004.
In the following years Jean-Clair felt he wasn't ready for the real deal. Also, life took some different paths. During those years gained more experience in different musical settings, and studied a lot at home. In 2011 Jean-Clair saved some money and made his first trip to the Big Apple to get some lessons. Jean-Clair also had his first gig in New York at that time.
In 2016 his determination and talent were rewarded when he received a grant from the Mignon foundation. This enabled him to go back to New York to study with masters Rodney Green and Kenny Washington.
Jean-Clair shared the stage with: Roy Hargrove, Joe Cohn, Charles McPherson, John Marshall, Howard Alden, Philip Harper, (USA) Bert Joris (BE) Ack van Rooyen, Ferdinand Povel, Benjamin Herman, Frits Landesbergen, Bart van Lier, Martijn van Iterson, Rob van Bavel, Bert van de Brink, Ronald Douglas, Denise Jannah,
Big Band experience: Millenium Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Art Orchestra, JWF Johan Willem Friso Kapel JWF (Army orchestra)
Jean-Clair is currently working as a freelance drummer and is a member groups lead by trumpeter Gidon Nunes Vaz. As an educator he works at the Utrecht Centre of the Arts and privately at his own studio in the Hague. More info, see DRUMNIVERSE.
Be a leader, not a follower! - Gregory Hutchinson
Contact Jean-Clair de Ruwe
The trial lesson costs €25,- FREE trial lesson? Buy after the trial lesson a Starter’s Package (3 lessons) or a Lesson Card (10 lessons) and receive the €25,- back!