Wednesday, August 31, 2011

News: Young Rotherham entrepreneur drumming up business


A Rotherham teenager has opened his own drum tuition and repair business, JSA Drums, with the help of the Rotherham Enterprise Project.

18 year-old Jake Adderley started having private drum lessons and began studying for his music grades at the age of 16 and this year gained his national diploma in music at Barnsley College. After achieving the highest grade at his drum lessons, a grade eight distinction, he started looking for a new challenge.

Jake said: "I began thinking about starting a business years ago but was always put of by the competition and other drum teachers around."

Rotherham Enterprise Project business coaches helped Jake with information and advice on advertising, target markets, finance and helped to secure a subsidised workshop to run his business based at Century Youth Business Centre in Manvers, Rotherham.

Just a month later JSA Drums was opened - offering drum kit repairs as well as tuition to students of all ages as part of his Beat Freaks classes.

Jake added: "Some people are really surprised I've started a business so young but my parents have always encouraged me as well as my college tutors and the Rotherham Enterprise Project has been fantastic in helping me get where I am today."

Jackie Frost of the Rotherham Enterprise Project, said: "Doing what we love to earn a living is a dream we all have and for Jake to achieve this at just 18 is amazing.

"He is a shining example to other young people of what you can do when you put your mind to it and we are very proud to have helped him into his journey to business."

The Rotherham Enterprise Project gives start-up businesses the help, support and guidance to enable them to flourish. It is part-funded from the European Regional Development Fund.

For more information on JSA Drums contact Jake on 075301 05775 or email

Rotherham Enterprise Project website

Images: Rotherham Enterprise Project


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