Welcome to my Online Drum School!
Drumming | Creativity | Music | Fun
Are you interested in studying drums from the comfort of your own home?
Online lessons might be the right thing for you!
Experience quality drum lessons without the hassle of leaving your home. No need to get wet and cold on rainy days or get stuck in traffic or crowded trains. The time spent traveling could be spent at the drums itself plus you will save money! Sounds great, doesn’t it?
With the advancement of the internet, quality online music lessons are no problem anymore and you will appreciate the efficiency and convenience of learning this way. I highly recommend it!
I have been teaching drums for more than 20 years – privately, at various music schools and given workshops to a wide range of students.
I am currently teaching at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music in Kawasaki/Japan and I give private lessons to anybody interested, using Skype or Zoom.
I am an active musician and I love to play the drums and to create music but I also love to teach and to share my experiences. My hope is to help others to achieve their own musical goals and dreams, whether it be just for fun, as a hobby, or to pursue a career in music.
Each student will be treated individually and according to his/her needs and wishes.
Who do I teach
I welcome students of all ages and it doesn’t matter to me if you are a complete beginner or advanced player, hobbyist or aspiring professional. I am happy to work with anybody interested in exploring the art of drumming and creating music in a fun and relaxed yet instructive atmosphere.
I love working with kids and there is no lower age limit for my lessons, as long as the child is able to concentrate and follow instructions.
If you are interested in having your child taking lessons with me, let’s give it a try and see how it works out. It should be fun and enjoyable for the kids!
What do you need for the online lessons?
All you need is a fast enough internet connection and ideally a laptop or desktop computer, plus the Skype or Zoom app.
Using the software on a computer will allow you to adjust the sound settings in order to transmit your instrument’s sound clearly. Smartphones and tablets can work too but the software settings are more limited and most often they don’t pick up the drums well enough.
If you don’t have access to a computer, it is possible to work around that issue by muffling the drums more than usual or by taking other measures. I can assist you if necessary.
If you work with practice pads and the likes, it is usually less of a problem compared to an acoustic instrument.
I use a laptop connected to the internet via cable, an external webcam for a clean picture, and a USB microphone for a clear sound.
If you want to upgrade your setup for the lessons, I recommend getting an external condenser microphone at first (USB or via audio interface). The internal microphones are usually built for voice transmission and therefor don’t sound good on musical instruments.
Lessons & Prices
Some students may want to take just a single lesson or lessons now and again, others want to study on a regular basis … 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’ lessons, I highly recommend a regular schedule.
One 60 minutes single lesson costs 6000 Yen.
If you purchase a batch of 4 lessons, the price will be 22000 Yen (5500 Yen per lesson)
For kids and young learners, I offer a discount. Click here for prices.
If you are interested in my drum lessons, feel free to meet me for a free trial lesson / consulting session. There we can check the internet connection, talk about things, and get to know each other – personally and musically.
I am looking forward to hear from you!