Proefles Jazz drummen bij drummer en drumleraar Jean-Clair de Ruwe - Drumles in Den Haag voor gevorderden en beginners - Big Band, Bop, Jazz, Latin, Funk

Jean-Clair de Ruwe Drum Lessons in Den Haag

Drum Lessons - Beginners and Advanced

Welcome to my profile! I am Jean-Clair de Ruwe, all-round drummer in The Hague. My drum lessons are for beginners and for drummers who already have some experience and just want to become an excellent drummer.

Jazz - Pop - Rock - Funky styles

If you want to focus on Jazz, Bop, Bigband, Latin, Funky Jazz  or Pop and Rock, I'm pretty sure we have a match!

Drumstudio The Hague Center - Rijswijk

My drum studio is located on the border of Rijswijk and The Hague, near the HS and CS stations. Parking in front of the door. You will be seated behind a high quality, professional, acoustic drum kit and there will be time for a drink and listening to music.

Advanced Drummer

You want to work with an enthusiastic professional teacher? I want to teach an enthusiastic and motivated drummer! Should succeed!

Trial Drum Lesson

During the trial lesson you will of course sit behind a professional drum kit, we will discuss your goals and favourite musical styles and you will get an impression of my way of teaching. Nice to see you. Book it right away!

What to expect?

Focus on coordination, stick technique, posture, drum notation, how to build a solo, improvisation, comping, dynamics, brushes, swing, groove and rudiments.

Drum notation? Yes you can!

I think it's important that you learn to read notes / drum notation, play as much as possible and regularly schedule your lessons. The 5 or 10 lesson packs work very well with this.

Playing the drums and Neighbours

Practising is important and fun if you want to make progress. It takes time and  if you have no rehearsal studio it can be challenging to find ways to practise without disturbing the neighbours.


But there are several options for getting the volume down while keeping your chops up. I can help you solve this problem and also teach you to practise in a smart way and especially "the how and why". No practise is no progress

Listen to your favourite Drummers

I assume that you listen to a lot of music. Preferably to music with real instruments. There is much to hear and see on recordings of influential drummers. Find out what role the drummer has in the whole and why that is or isn't awesome. How about Butch Miles, Elvin Jones, Jo Jones, Roy Haynes, Bernard Purdie, Danny Richmond, Billy Cobham or Steve Gadd! And there are so many more and I'm curious to know who your heroes are!

Jean-Clair de Ruwe

Jean-Clair de Ruwe completed his studies at the Utrecht Conservatory with honors in 2004. In 2016 he received a scholarship from the Mignon Music Fund on which he spent 3 months in New York and was able to study with world-class drummers, Rodney Green and Kenny Washington. Jean-Clair has shared the stage with national and international top musicians including; Roy Hargrove, Charles McPherson, Howard Alden, Bert Joris, Ferdinand Povel, Ack van Rooyen, Denise Jannah, Bert van den Brink and the Millennium Jazz Orchestra. As a drum teacher he is associated with the TU Delft and the European School The Hague. He has also taught at various music schools and art institutions around the country.

Don Cherry - When people believe in boundaries, they become part of them.

Located in

  • Den Haag

Lesson location

  • Den Haag centrum
  • At teacher's location
  • Online


  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Dutch

Natuurlijk drummen!

Jean-Clair kan je op een natuurlijke manier net dat stapje extra laten zetten om verder te komen met drummen. In zijn lessen wordt drumtechniek afgewisseld met nummers meespelen. Jean-Clair kent geschikte nummers voor mijn niveau en speelt gemakkelijk mee met zelf aangedragen nummers. Het (drum-)notenschrift leer je gaandeweg zodat je een lesboek kunt lezen. Jean-Clair weet zijn enthousiasme voor het drummen goed op mij over te brengen.
Peter Bijker

I Love My Drum Lessons

I just love my extended drum lessons. In a single lesson I can now work on technique and ask questions about songs I play in my band.
Carine Suurmeijer

Gave bijspijkercursus!!

Na 20 jaar spelen en les geven als popdrummer vond ik het eens tijd voor een bijspijkercursus. Gaaf om les te krijgen van een collega die met twee benen midden in de jazzscene staat en zelf ook een paar keer per week staat op te treden. Dat is te merken, omdat zelfs theoretische techniekoefeningen een leuke muzikale context krijgen. Ik heb me altijd een tikkeltje onbeholpen gevoeld om zomaar, zonder drumstel, op een stoel tegenover een cymbal te gaan zitten. Dat rockt toch voor geen meter? Maar zelfs dat begin ik nu dus leuk te vinden. Ik weet nog niet of mijn rock & roll vrienden dat ook een goeie ontwikkeling vinden, maar het blijkt overal goed voor te zijn. Dit soort dingen kun je alleen leren van iemand die weet waar hij het over heeft.
Jorrit den Broeder

Moving Forward!

Jean-Clair motivates me to keep moving forward to improve my drum skills. In his lessons, we work on developing technical skills and playing along with my favorite songs. We also work on reading music notation. I really like his enthusiasm.
Peter Bijker

Echt leren drummen!

Jean-Clair leert je écht drummen. Niet zomaar een half uurtje wat slaan, maar langere lessen waarin hij alle tijd neemt om je te leren hoe je alles uit je stokken kunt halen en ook hoe je dat zelf steeds meer kunt gaan horen. Je leert de oefeningen en ritmes op een heel degelijke manier, maar er is ook altijd ruimte om je favoriete nummers of verschillende muziekgenres (rock, blues, reggae, jazz) te leren spelen én waarderen :-) Ik heb in drummen niet alleen een geweldige rust en hobby gevonden, maar ik blijf me dankzij Jean-Clair ook ontwikkelen en ik leer iedere keer weer meer met veel plezier.

Vakman op de drums!

Jean Clair is een echte vakman op de drums. Met recht een fantastische muzikant te noemen!!!!
Gijs Kasius - Hoofd 'Ludwig Rhythm Factory'

Great Drum Teacher!

I started taking lessons with Jean-Clair in February of 2020. I feel like he has helped me improve my skills and knowledge of the drums greatly. Jean-Clair has helped me not only play and learn new songs, but he has spotted specific things in my technique. He has pointed this out when we are practicing and I enjoy the lessons where we spend a lot of time improving my techniques. I am becoming much more confident as a drummer and I have seen a clear improvement in my skill these last few months. I strongly recommend his lessons.

Fun Drum Lessons!

I had a really fun time learning drums. The teacher was patient and took his time if I didn't understand something. We also had games, which helped me with drums. He was really nice, kind and funny and you can see that he knows how to explain and help.

I highly recommend!

I was looking for a drum teacher for my 10-year-old son.  He is very shy and has fine sensibilities but when he first took Jean-Clair's lesson, he instantly felt very comfortable.  Jean-Clair is very nice, patient and flexible.  Also, he is really good at teaching from the basics with enjoyable ways so that my son doesn't get bored or pressured.  I am also very grateful that he always cares what's best for my son.  I can highly recommend Jean-Clair to those of you who are looking for a drum teacher!

Follow Your Passion!

Music lifts you up, enlightens your mood and gives positive energy. Our music lessons cater to all styles, levels and ages and are entirely focussed around helping you achieve your musical goals in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. Book your trial lesson today!

"This will be our reply to violence: to make more music intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before'' 

(Leonard Bernstein - composer, conductor, pianist)