Jake aims to foster intrinsic motivation and inspire his students with lessons purpose built for the individual.
Teaching students from beginner to university level.
Jake offers 1 on 1 drum kit and Ableton / music production lessons.
Rates: $37 p/half $70 p/hour
Past educators include:
- Mark Guiliana (David Bowie)
- Deantoni Park’s (Sade, John Kale, The Mars Volta)
- Arthur Hnatek (Tigran Himasyan)
- Chris Allison (Plini, Instrumental Adj.)
- Brody Simpson.
Jake Morton is a professional session drummer with just under two decades of experience behind the kit. His regular collaborators include Electrik Lemonade, Nap Wars, Pending? and many more. His passion for music has been bolstered through tuition with globally acknowledged virtuosos such as Mark Guiliana (David Bowie), Arthur Hnatek (Tigran Himasyan) Chris Allison (Plini, Instrumental Adj.) and Brody Simpson. He is also a current participant at Deantoni Park’s (Sade, John Kale, The Mars Volta) “Technoself School of Philosophy,” which is a private and decentralized institution training creative technologists to thrive in the ever-changing music industry.
Jake's contributions have seen him tour most of Australia and garner multiple nominations at the Gold Coast Music Awards and Australian National Live Music Awards. Outside of his extensive performance portfolio he also works as a professional audio engineer and record producer at Serotonin Productions studio on the Gold Coast. Jake holds a Bachelor of Popular Music with Honours, with his thesis investigating asymmetric rhythms. In the classroom, Jake fosters intrinsic motivation and aims to inspire his students with lessons purpose built for the individual. In the past, his students have entered tertiary education as a result of his teachings.
Jake's purpose built studio is fully equipped to serve the needs of any student looking to learn to play drums or record their own music. The headphone monitoring system and recording console allows us to perform along and record play-throughs of your favourite songs!
Jake also freelances as a record producer at
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NAP WARS - LOOP TRAIN LINE - Album 2020
Good Call Live: “‘Loop Train Line’ in its entirety is a collection of songs that are not only masterful in their musicality, but in their assessment of the human condition, its response to trauma and its relationships and reliance on other people. Only sitting at 10 tracks, the record is short yet is filled with so much to unpack and analyse, that it can not be fully appreciated in just one sit down listen."
Bucket List: “The band’s clever instrumentation and vocal strength shines through again on the songs “BARRIERS” and “KISS TO KILL TIME,” both of which are reminiscent of something you might hear on an early album by The Fall of Troy. Normally, this would be the point at which I name my favourite song on the album. However, after listening to LOOP TRAIN LINE for the fourth time today, I really can’t decide on just one. If you’re this far into the review, just go and listen to the whole album. LOOP TRAIN LINE is a great album and is absolutely worth the listen. Napoleonic Wars has found a polished mathcore type of sound that they can pull off impeccably. If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to give this thing another listen.” (9/10)
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In studio Lessons:
$37 p/half hour
Online lessons are also available in multiple formats:
Practice Pad Lesson ($25 p/ 30 minutes)
Full Kit Lesson ($37 p/30 minutes)
My Studio is based out of Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast Queensland. Under 5 minutes from pacific fair. 20 minutes from Tugun Airport.
Percussion World - Snare Drum
Frank Corniola - Rhythm Section Drumming
Ted Reed - Syncopation For The Modern Drummer
John Riley - The Art Of Bop Drumming
Russ Miller - The Drum Set Crash Course
Benny Greb - The Language of Drumming
Rhythm & Meter
Linear Time Playing
The Funky Beat
Aaron Edgar - Progressive Drumming Essentials
Introduction to poly-rhythms
Mark Guiliana - Exploring Your Creativity on the Drumset
Matt Gartzka - Mastering Time pt I & II
Henry Pinksterboer - The Cymbal Book
And many more....
Production & Music Business
Mixerman - Zen and the art of:
Donald S Passman - All You Need To Know about the Music Business
2x Vic Virth Isolation Headphones
4 input headphone Amp
Drum Kit - 20" 16" 13" 12" (C&C Player Date 2)
14"x6.5" Metro Snare Drum
14" Ludwig Acrolite 70's "Olive Badge" Snare drum
10" PDP/DW Popcorn Snare
Presonus 16.4.2 Recording console
Various Outboard compressors
Yamaha HS8 Studio Monitors
Nord Lead 2X Synthesiser
OPR 87 Studio Microphone
Various Drum Microphones
Pro Tools 12
Logic Pro X
Many industry standard plug-ins for mixing and mastering