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“…we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

Jazz & Contemporary
Montreal & Online Drum Lessons
(An approach applicable to All Styles, including Moeller Method)





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  • U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
  • Good Conduct Medal (4 stars)
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal (2 stars)
  • Rifle Expert Badge (4th award)
  • Letter of Appreciation (10)
  • Certificate of Commendation (2)


Performance - Biography


Jacob Kaye (business name) Musician: Jazz & Contemporary Drummer and Teacher. Over 30 years combined teaching and international professional performance experience. Including stage, screen and television. Encompassing 3 continents, 6 countries, and countries, and countless U.S. cities. Former Jim Chapin student.

Partial list of Jacob's current and former students, both Professionals and Serious Students:


  • Seasoned professionals based in N.Y.C. and Montreal music scenes, musicians: drummers with Bachelor of Music degrees from U.S. and Canadian and Cruise Ship professionals (of course, even pros look to improve their skills)
  • Former NYC "Drummer's Collective" students
  • Students who studied hand technique with JoJo Mayer seeking a second opinion
  • Drummers with styles from jazz andfunk to Metal seeking chops improvement
  • International students, via Online from Europe and the U.S.

Serious Students

  • "Up and coming" serious students seeking "time oriented" coaching for Cruise Ship, Vanier College and McGill University music auditions
  • Montreal University students working toward a PhD in non-music related fields as hobbists
  • International Tech Company execs as hobbyists & potential career transitions
  • Truly committed hobbyists

Below for those interested in detailed info __________________________

An the age of 11 he was playing in Jr. & High School bands and bands after school hours. His professional career started at 16 yrs. old. Performances: include a DuPont family wedding, with Hal Schiff (leader, American Youth Jazz Band), Boysie Lowery's group (Clifford Brown's first music teacher). Jacob was also part of the original DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival (with sidemen from Woody Herman, Hubert Laws, “Philly” Jo Jones, Gary Burton, Buddy Rich bands). A 1993 Disney Movie "Spies", starring Cloris Leachman (below photo), performances with Lee Greenwood Grammy Winner, country artist "God Bless the U.S.A.", Club Work, with Johnny Neel before ( the Allman Brothers Band & vocals on Walt Disney Records CD releases Finding Nemo, Cars, and Ratatouille) .

Music Clinics ♦ National T V supporting 1984 Olympics ♦ NBC Good Morning Show (several times) ♦ L.A. Pops Orchestra (USMC band - combined concert) ♦ Tampa Jazz Festival (Big Band opening for B.B. King) ♦ Non-command performances for former U.S. Presidents Ford and Reagan, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Albert & various dignitaries. ♦ Professional engagements and benefit performances with Clint Eastwood, Sandra Locke, Caesar Romero, Kirk Douglas, George Burns, Robin Williams, Gregory Peck, Bob Hope and many more in attendance.

Music Education

  • Jacob studied drum set, percussion, as well as piano & composition with well-known teachers such as Jim Chapin - (author: "Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer", Moeller Method proponent, 20th century’s most influential drum set educator), Michael Bookspan (Percussionist with Philadelphia Orchestra teacher at both the Philadelphia University of the Arts and the Curtis Institute of Music), Master Classes with Saul Goodman (Timpanist, teacher, composer, author, conductor, timpanist with the New York Philharmonic , the Juilliard School of Music)
  • Awarded a performance-based grant for studies at University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Studies at U.S. Naval School of Music - (performance major, small group arranging, & conducting) "It's ... like 'old school' 1.5 years at Berklee College of Music, Boston condensed into 6 months of extreme intense training." Advanced placement allowed Jacob to advance out of a previous required 6 month course of study.

Stylistic Experience Synopsis

  • Big Band Jazz & Contemporary Styles (featured soloist)
  • Small group Jazz (drummer, leader)
  • Top 40 Covers/ Show-Band
  • Marching Percussion (Section Leader)
  • R&B/ Funk styles
  • Latin, Afro/ Cuban styles
  • Concert Band (Principal Percussionist)
  • Staff Arranger for 30 piece concert band and Show Band

1992 Disney Movie "Spies", starring Cloris Leachman (Jacob & band as musician-extras in Navy costume).

- Jacob maintains a teaching schedule for serious students and professionals. He has been fortunate to assist students toward acceptance into Music College. In addition to current professionals who perform &/ or teach in Montreal and around the world. All levels welcome: beginner, hobbyist, college or university student, professional, or weekend musician-- All levels & Styles Welcome.

Early years, Jacob at local performance.


Biography Here
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