Jake Matthews Drums

Jake Matthews Drums

27-year-old drummer, percussionist, & music educator
Professional performing, recording, & touring a Jake is a Metro-Detroit based drummer, percussionist, and educator, and has been professionally performing since 2011.

Receiving the degree of Bachelor of Music, concentrating in jazz drum set, from Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts, Jake has studied as well as worked with some of Detroit’s finest musicians. As a freelance drummer, he has had the honor of sharing the stage with many award-winning artists, such as Thornetta Davis, the Planet D Nonet, and John “Tbone” Paxto

Operating as usual

28/01/2022

ONLINE LESSONS ONLY 🥁

At least for now! Due to increasing demand as well as limited availability, I have decided to only offer lessons online for the time being. Currently, I am available to teach...

- Tuesdays & Thursdays in the evening
- Fridays in the late afternoon / early evening

For more info, tech specs, and rates, please DM me.

Not sure if drum lessons are right for you? No problem, I offer a free 30-minute trial lesson!

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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12/01/2022

"LIKE THAT" - DOJA CAT 🐱

Stay tuned this month as I adapt other electronic hip hop / R&B beats to acoustic drum set! Questions about my set up? Comment below ⬇️

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  @vicfirth @zildjiancompany @dojacat @nikesb

06/01/2022

HELLO 2022 🥳

Starting the year out slow & steady with my content, but it's about quality over quantity right?! Stay tuned this month as I replicate electronic hip hop beats on acoustic drum set as well as share some more chop / lick patterns!

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#2022

16/12/2021

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR 😴

After being crazy busy, feeling exhausted, and having some inspiration from my dog Spencer, I am going to rest on my social media content until next month. If anything, time to focus on other things like getting ready for the holidays!

Speaking of which, I wish all of you a very joyous holiday season and a happy new year!

See you in 2022 ❤

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#2022

07/12/2021

NEW CUSTOM STACK CYMBAL!

I recently made this 10" stack bar from an old @zildjiancompany 20" ZBT ride. As drummers, we've all owned this ride at some point 😂 so the sound comparison is honestly incredible!

Want your own stack bar? DM me and I'll make you one! Check out the featured stories on my page for all of my cymbal repair & modification services. Stacks typically range between $60 - $75, features can vary.

Song - ROOF by DaBaby
Original beat - London on da Track
Reproduced track - @ybhbeats

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30/11/2021

WAKE UP BABY JESUS 🎄🤘🏻🥁🤘🏻🎄

Give someone, or even yourself, the gift of fun music education this December with drum lessons! For more information, please take a look at my flyer or feel free to message me.

Not sure if drum lessons are right for you? No problem, I offer a free 30-minute trial lesson!

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Photos from Jake Matthews Drums's post 25/11/2021

GIVING THANKS TO YOU ❤

For those of you who support my art and my endeavors as an artist / drummer, you have nothing but my love & gratitude!

However, for the people who have stood by my side and continued to love & support me in some of my toughest moments, you have a very special place in my heart 🙏🏻

AND, even for the people who have walked away from me, who can't even look / talk me anymore, and who genuinely would like to see me fail, I'm even thankful for you in a way! Although it's not pleasant dealing with you sometimes, you have no idea how strong you have made me. If anything, you actually push me to work even harder to become the best musician that I can be 🙂

Thank you to my friends, fans, and drum fam and I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving 🍗🍗

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18/11/2021

2022

Definitely a little early for this type of post, but already looking forward to the new year! New projects starting in January and then I'll even be releasing some of my own music; release date(s) tbd.

Also, it has been very refreshing getting back into my secondary instrument again and playing more regularly. All thanks goes towards my friend, teacher, & mentor @michaelnomalice! In just 2 lessons in piano / composition, Michael has significantly helped my playing abilities as well as opened my mind to thinking in new & more creative ways. I honestly recommend any musician to study with him!

Song - "Yet to Find" by @robertglasper

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16/11/2021

FIX YOUR BROKEN CYMBALS!

Attention drummers!
Are your cymbals broken, beat, & scarred?
Thinking about spending some big cash on a replacement?
Don’t kid yourself, let me save you money!

I offer reasonably priced cymbal repair services and can save the sound of your cymbals as well as prolong their life. Working out of the Metro-Detroit area, I have helped numerous drummers repair their broken cymbals; all of whom are satisfied customers! As a drummer myself, I am more than happy to offer my services to our musical community and take great pride & care in my work. You can see above for my specific repair services and rates.

Want to get a new sound out of your cymbal?

I also offer cymbal modifications! Rivets, o-zoning, & creating stacks out of existing cymbals, let’s make your sound unique! See above for rates.

Thank you to the talented Maddie Summers for putting this flyer together!

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12/11/2021

WINE, DINE, MUSIC SO FINE!

Really looking forward to playing with the Kris Kurzawa Trio at MotorCity Wine tomorrow night! @k_kurzawa on guitar & @jbarronbass on bass. 8 - 11 PM, hope to see some familiar faces there!

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11/11/2021

MORE CHOPS FOR YOU!

right-left-left-right-right-left-kick-kick-right-left-kick-kick-right-left-left-right-right-left-kick-kick-right-left-kick-left

AKA a 6-stroke roll and then "doubles" between your hands & foot.

Move the pattern around the kit, try isolating certain parts of it, maybe even try playing it as 16th notes rather than sextuplets. The possibilities are endless!

Want more "instructional" chop videos like this? Comment below!

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@vicfirth @remopercussion @sabiancymbals

Photos from Jake Matthews Drums's post 05/11/2021

TONIGHT! HOT STEAKS & HOT JAZZ 🔥

Looking forward to playing with the Dave Vessella Quartet tonight! @vessel_art_music on vocals / trumpet, @azn_rzn on guitar, & @joefeeeeee on bass. 6:30 - 10:30 PM, hope to see some familiar faces there!

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03/11/2021

GET YO SHRED ON!

Surprisingly the bridge / hit section in the song "Into You" by (my future girlfriend) Arianna Grande is incredibly fun to solo over. I actually ended up creating my own loop of the section because I enjoy it so much 😂

Want to shred along also? Please DM me, I'm more than happy to share the track!

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@vicfirth @remopercussion @sabiancymbals

27/10/2021

ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS!

Once again, just a reminder that my private studio is now accepting new students and I want to teach YOU! I offer lessons both online as well as in-person; I can even come to your house depending on the distance.

For more information, take a look at my flyer or feel free to message me.

Not sure if drum lessons are right for you? No problem, I offer a free 30-minute trial lesson!

For more drumming content follow me on the social media platforms below. Also, please share this flyer and as always...

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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20/10/2021

MORE CHOPS FOR YOU!

After receiving such great feedback from my last "instructional" chops post, I thought I would share another great pattern...

right-left-left-right-LEFT-right-right-left

AKA an inverted paradiddle with an accent, how easy!

Its great for playing funk, neo soul, and drum & bass grooves. Like last time, once you get the sticking down it's super easy to rip around the kit and the bass drum rhythm possibilities are endless!

Like these "instructional" chop videos? If so, please comment below!

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@vicfirth @remopercussion @sabiancymbals

19/10/2021

FUN GIG TOMORROW NIGHT!

This Wednesday evening my talented friend Evan Burgess & I will be playing at @cobbscornerbar in Detroit from 8 - 10:30 PM.

We will be playing all request music...yeah that's right, ALL REQUESTS! So come on out and call your favorite song. Feel free to also be a dousche and request your favorite Rush song to see if I can play it note for note, either works for me!

It's going to be a fun night of good music, socializing, and some laughs. We hope you can join us!

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Videos (show all)

"LIKE THAT" - DOJA CAT 🐱 Stay tuned this month as I adapt other electronic hip hop / R&B beats to acoustic drum set! Que...
HELLO 2022 🥳 Starting the year out slow & steady with my content, but it's about quality over quantity right?! Stay tune...
NEW CUSTOM STACK CYMBAL!I recently made this 10" stack bar from an old @zildjiancompany 20" ZBT ride. As drummers, we've...
2022Definitely a little early for this type of post, but already looking forward to the new year! New projects starting ...
MORE CHOPS FOR YOU!right-left-left-right-right-left-kick-kick-right-left-kick-kick-right-left-left-right-right-left-kick...
GET YO SHRED ON!Surprisingly the bridge / hit section in the song "Into You" by (my future girlfriend) Arianna Grande is...
MORE CHOPS FOR YOU!After receiving such great feedback from my last "instructional" chops post, I thought I would share ...
CHOPS FOR YOU!I wanted to share this great pattern that I've recently been messing around with...right-left-right-left-l...
VIBEUsing some colorful cymbals to groove along to this track I made inspired by @robertglasper. Dig the spiral cymbal &...
NEW VIDEO LATER THIS MONTH!I'm looking forward to releasing the 3rd video on my somewhat new YouTube channel, Jake Matth...
STUDENT SHOUTOUT!2 weeks later and my student Lincoln is sounding great on the groove for "Umbrella" by Rihanna!Lincoln ...
Are your cymbals broken, beat, & scarred? Thinking about spending some big cash on a replacement? Don’t kid yourself, le...

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