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For drummers who are serious about improving their ability to play Funk, one of today’s most important and in-demand styles.

Hear Jim talk about his School of Funk lesson series!


Labeled the "Buddy Rich or Billy Cobham of funk drumming" by Jazz Times Magazine, Jim Payne has a long career as a drummer, educator, producer and collaborator with the best musicians in jazz and funk. He teaches Funk & R&B Drums online for Berklee College of Music.

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Jim’s Teaching


Jim Payne’s
School of Funk

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Jim, I wanted to take this opportunity and to thank you for all you have done for me, you are a great educator, performer and a great person, you have been and still are an inspiration for me.
— Udi Benjamin
Student from Switzerland