James Davis

Lexington Drum Teacher James Davis

James Davis, B.M.

I started playing the snare drum in band at age 10. But after seeing Jack Black’s School of Rock, I went home and begged my father to show me how to play a beat on the drum set. I went on to play in punk, metal and jazz bands through middle and high school. During high school, I played around 100 shows all over New England, opening for some of my favorite bands like Periphery, The Contortionist and The Human Abstract. Being in bands inspired meto start writing, and luckily there was no shortage of guitars around. I wrote and recorded dozens of songs, learning how to play the guitar and record myself along the way. From 2013-2017, I attended Berklee College of Music, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Since graduating, I’ve been performing, teaching and recording in and around Boston. Ever since my first drum lessons, my teachers have had a profound impact on the way I see both music and the world. I treat teaching as an homage to those mentors who gave so much to me.