Jim Pollard

Drum Instructor

Jim has always loved all styles of music since he was a child. His dad always had music playing whenever they were together. He bought him a snare drum and cymbal when he was twelve years old. It had a drum method book included so he started teaching himself to read. When he was 15, his dad bought him a set of Apollo Drums, and now it was time to learn.

Studies and Teacher

  • Rudiments: Barry Munshower
  • Orchestral snare and percussion: James Ross
  • Multiple Percussion: Jim Brown and Mike Panapento

Colleges - Music Studies

  • UAB
  • University of Montevallo
  • Samford University

Performance Venues, Studios and Bands

  • South Band
  • Ted Galloway Orchestra
  • Town and GownTheater
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Hotel Band
  • Alabama Symphony
  • Huffman Assembly of God
  • Hunter Street Baptist
  • Church at Trussville
  • Clearbranch UMC
  • 180 Church
  • Double Oak Community Sherwood Baptist
  • LifeWay
  • Texas Radio Band
  • Bates Brothers Studio
  • AirWaves Studio
  • Sound of Birmingham Studio
  • PolyMusic Studio
  • Jeff Belcher Band
  • Exhibit A Band
  • 911 Band
  • Jeff Jones Band

The bottom line: You must practice, learn your rudiments, learn to read music, have a servants heart, be a team player and love people. Music is truly a gift from God. He can be reached at .

Jim Pollard