Drum Lessons | Online via Zoom or Skype |Tokyo | Yokohama | Kawasaki | Japan

Are you interested in studying drums and music from the comfort of your home? Online lessons might be the right choice for you!

With the advancement of the internet and technology, it is now possible to conduct quality lessons remotely, using high-definition video calling. All you need is your instrument (practice pad or drums), a laptop/computer/tablet, the free Zoom or Skype software, and an internet connection and you are ready to go!

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The Benefits of Online Lessons

Learn to play drums, brush up on your skills and develop your craft without the hassle of leaving your home and traveling to the lesson studio. The saved time could be spent on something else (playing drums for example…) plus you save money!
Furthermore, online lessons add safety to you and your kids, not only during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and you can study with a teacher who lives in a different city or even a different country!

You might wonder if online drum lessons are effective and comparable with face-to-face instruction? I can answer this with a clear “YES. They are!”
Of course there are pros and cons to this method, but in my experience, the advancement of students online or in-person seems to be about the same. In fact, online lessons have provided a great opportunity to assist my students in becoming more independent and efficient learners.
The personal one-on-one lesson experience is still given and felt, and so far my students and parents are surprised how well it works and how convenient and efficient this way of learning is.

If you are interested in finding out more about my lessons, don’t hesitate to contact me for further questions or to book a consulting session to talk directly.

After all, the most important thing is to have fun with drumming and music and I will do my best to make my lessons informative and enjoyable to you!

Who do I teach?

I believe that you can never be too young or too old to enjoy playing the drums, therefore I don’t have an age limit for my lessons. It also doesn’t matter to me if you are a complete beginner or advanced player – I am happy to work with anybody interested in exploring the art of drumming and making music in a fun and relaxed yet instructive atmosphere.

Kids Lessons A cute handwritten graphic of a kid playing drums smiling.

I love working with kids and there is no lower age limit for my lessons.
If you are interested in having your child studying with me, let’s give it a try and see how it works out. It should be fun and enjoyable for the kids!

For young kids, I recommend that an adult is close by during the lessons, just in case something goes wrong technically. It might also help the kid to get comfortable with the remote situation and to stay focused. 

A child wearing blue ear protection headphones is playing a drum set in a private lesson.

What else should you know about online lessons?

In order to have a great and satisfying lesson experience, the following points are worth considering.

Internet connection – getting the most out of it
The internet speed and stability make a big difference, therefore I recommend connecting your computer via ethernet cable for best results. If that is not possible, try to get the wifi-router as close to your device as possible. The video and sound quality will improve noticeably and therefore the whole lesson experience.
Additionally, it might be helpful if not all people in the household stream movies and download large files at the same time you take the lesson… only if possible of course…

Headphones
I recommend using headphones during the video calls. The sound quality will improve noticeably on both ends and might help you to understand my talk better.

Camera, Microphone
The build-in camera in most devices has a good enough quality for our lessons. However, if you want to give me your best sound and picture to work with, consider using an external webcam and/or condenser microphone if available.

Smartphones
Smartphones can be used too but are less recommended due to their small screen size and limitations in adjusting the software for music lessons. It can work though and has been done by me in situations, where that was the only choice for the student.
If you only have a smartphone available but you want to take lessons, give it a try. Maybe it works just fine for you!

You want to get started but don’t have a drumset or practice pad yet?!

Absolutely no problem! You can start learning coordination, rhythms, and technique with just your bare hands and feet! This is no joke and actually a great exercise for any drummer to improve technical and motor skills and to work on coordination and a relaxed feel.


Plans & Pricing

Some students may want to take just a single lesson here or there, others want to study weekly … That is all OK with me and I will be happy to match your needs!

Usually, for beginners and intermediate students, I recommend taking lessons on a fairly regular basis. For kids and young learners, I highly recommend a regular schedule.

Private Online LessonsPrice
One 60 Minute Lesson
total freedom … just one lesson …
6000 Yen
4x 60 Minute Lessons
You purchase lessons in packages of 4. This means that once you
pay, you will have committed to receiving 4 lessons.
These lessons do not have to be weekly, they can occur whenever
you like but within a period of 3 months.
22000 Yen
(5500 Yen per lesson)
Morning Special 90 Minute Lesson
(start time between 10 am and 12 am.)
8000 Yen

Monthly lessons for Kids & Young Learners
(High school age and under)

PlanPrice
Three or more 30-minute lessons per month
3000 Yen
(per lesson)
Three or more 45-minute lessons per month
4000 Yen
(per lesson)
Three or more 60-minute lessons per month
5000 Yen
(per lesson)

The lesson fees should be paid before the first lesson of each month.


About me

I am a professional drummer and music educator from Germany, living in Japan since 2009.

I am passionate about performing and teaching, and I love to share my knowledge and experiences with a wide variety of students – from young to old and beginner to advanced players.
I have been teaching drums for more than twenty years – privately, at music schools, and in workshops. I am currently teaching drums and ensemble classes at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music in Kawasaki (Japan) and I give private lessons to anybody interested in exploring the art of drumming and creating music.

I studied music with a variety of private teachers and at Berklee College of Music in Boston, from where I graduated in 2004.

My experience as a musician includes various concerts and tours in Europe, the USA and Asia, as well as studio recordings and TV appearances.

About my lessons

With my lessons, I want to help and inspire my students to make their musical goals and dreams come true, and to become well-rounded and creative drummers and musicians!

I want my students to learn playing the drums with fun and joy, and to be open to the beauty of music. Playing the drums is more than hitting on something with wood sticks… You will learn about creating sound, colors and moods through your instrument.

Individual support is very important to me because everybody has different interests, learning styles and needs; therefore my lessons are always custom-tailored to match each student and to give you the fundamentals and interpretative skills to realize your musical potential.


Do you have more Questions?
Feel free to ask
me anything!