SYNERGY CAMPS FOUNDER

Jesse Bildner

Jesse has been teaching drum kit for more than seven years. He was also a professional drummer for rock band Knights, who have performed at some of the biggest festivals in Europe including Glastonbury, The Great Escape and Camden Crawl. He's not your average music teacher.

He currently teaches at Knightsbridge School where he has been for the last five years, and before then was the drum teacher for TreeHouse School at the National Centre for Autism. He also trained as an actor at RADA.

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SYNERGY CAMPS FOUNDER

Jesse Bildner

Jesse has been teaching drum kit for more than seven years. He's also played for the rock band Knights, who have performed at some of the biggest festivals in Europe including Glastonbury, The Great Escape and Camden Crawl. He's not your average music teacher.

He currently teaches at Knightsbridge School where he has been for the last five years, and before then was the drum teacher for TreeHouse School at the National Centre for Autism. He also trained as an actor at RADA.

Why Synergy Camps?

Jesse was first introduced to percussion at a very early age at the Finsbury Park drum circle and other world music festivals like WOMAD, and drumming quickly became second nature. He started by teaching himself, before advancing to formal training at The Planet Drum. When he was ready to take it to the next level, there was only one place to go: the Master Sessions with the worldrenowned Benny Greb.

The idea for Synergy Camps was in part inspired by those sessions, aiming to give younger children the chance to learn in the same kind of stimulating and collaborative environment.

As a RADA-trained actor, Jesse is also a great believer in combining emotion with performance. Playing music should be a visceral experience conveyed passionately to an audience, and to learn it mechanically without feeling misses the point. It's about seeing the mind and body as two inseparable instruments, because if you love what you play, you become so much better.