ABOUT

Performing at KITEC Hong Kong with my band After-After-Party

A B O U T  M E

Jaedyn Yu

Founder & Drum Instructor

My extensive performance and teaching experiences started while I was a teenager in the US. I graduated from UCLA and studied from the best drummers around the world like Juan Carlito Mendoza (Guitar Center Drumoff Champion 2012), Glen Crosby (Santa Clara Vanguard Drum Coach), Wojtek Deregowski, and Mitchell Peters (UCLA). I started playing piano at age 3 and percussion at 11. 

I played in the best venues across the world including the Hollywood Bowl and Disney Concert Hall. I have also collaborated with international artists such as SISTAR, G.na, and U-KISS and toured to the United States, Africa, Mainland China, and other Asian countries. I am now the drummer for After-After-Party. 

But all of these did not come easily as I was like the majority of other Hong Kong students who had less than 1 hour of music lesson per week. Music changed my life. I hope to bring this enjoyment to people around me, as there are so many benefits to playing music. It not only trains your memory but also relieves stress and provides comfort, thus improving one's mental health. Music requires consistent practices, which teaches you patience and perseverance. And by jamming with other musicians, you also learn how to work as a team. (Moreover, drumming is such a fun exercise using all four limbs that it can potentially help build your physique!)

I knew I wanted to play the drums, but the traditional method of learning didn't appeal to me. Information is too scattered online and learning from just books limits our creativity. I wanted to learn to jam to music and play with other musicians. So I went on a mission to learn from the best drum set players around the world and played with as many other musicians whenever I could find a chance! Music is a universal language and allows you to connect with anyone. I learned to play to various musical styles - from rock, pop, jazz, funk, to even Brazillian music! ​

I have now settled in Hong Kong and can take a limited number of students in person and online.

M Y  A P P R O A C H

Creative, Fun, Musical

M Y  A P P R O A C H

Creative, Fun, Musical

Not every student has the same learning style and so the teaching methodology is tailored towards each student's goals and capabilities. ​We can work together to prepare for drum exams or just learn to play to your favorite songs and explore new bands together!

Unlike traditional score-based music lessons, we provide students with applicable and fun musical ideas. Students are equipped with the skills to improvise and jam in order to enjoy the wonderful world of music.

 

We create individualized lesson plan and expose students with a huge variety of musical styles from all over the world. We believe that drumming is a way for people to connect, express, create, entertain and share.

 

Our Academy’s primary goal is to inspire students to enjoy music, create their own style and connect with people from different backgrounds. 

Hosting JP Bouvet (Guitar Center Drum-Off 2011 Champion) Drum Clinic in Hong Kong

C E R T I F I C A T I O N S

  • Rockschool (Drums) Grade 8

  • ABRSM (Piano) Grade 8

  • ABRSM (Music Theory) Grade 8

L A N G U A G E S

  • Native English & Cantonese

  • Fluent Mandarin Chinese

S E R V I C E S  P R O V I D E D

DRUM RECORDINGS

Professional drum tracking & recording

DRUM LESSONS

Private In-Person Lessons

Private Online Lessons

Drum Camps

School Outreach

SCHOOL TOUR

Drum performance

Drum workshop

HOST clinics

Host drum clinics by international drummers

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