“Wouldn’t it be great to study drums and music live with a teacher from the comfort of your home or from anywhere?”
Technology has advanced to the point where video conferencing can be used as a platform for music lessons. It works great, and if you are interested in learning how to play drums, or if you wish to brush up on your skills, this may be a good fit for you.
All you need is:
- your instrument (practice pad or drums)
- the free Zoom or Skype software
- a stable internet connection
… and you are ready to go!
Benefits of Online Lessons
Convenience. You get to learn and to grow as a musician without leaving your house! You can study from your hotel room while on a business trip, from the beach, from anywhere… (provided you have internet of course)
You save time and money because you don’t have to travel to the lesson studio.
Online lessons add safety to you and your family. A nice feature especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Choice! You can study with a teacher who lives in a different city or even in a different country! I think that is just amazing, and beneficial especially to those who travel or move a lot, or live in a very rural area.
You can use your own instrument for your lessons which adds comfort and confidence, and I can make sure that your instrument is set up correctly and working properly.
We are using the same environment that you will use for practicing, which helps me to make sure that you get the most out of your situation and possibilities.
Virtual lessons don’t allow for physical guidance. Correcting bad posture and technique issues has to be done by the student itself under my verbal and visual guidance and demonstration. I have to make them think, understand and find out things by themselves which, in fact, isn’t a drawback to me at all. It has actually helped many students in becoming more independent and efficient learners and musicians, and I have been teaching in this style already before I tried virtual lessons.
The physical presence is missing, but the personal one-on-one lesson experience is still given and felt. So far my students and parents are surprised how well it works and how convenient and efficient this way of learning is. If you haven’t tried online drum lessons yet, I highly recommend giving it a try and see for yourself if this method is a fit.
Unleash your potential…
With my lessons, I want to help and inspire you to make your musical goals and dreams come true and to become a well-rounded and creative drummer and musician!
I want you to learn to play the drums with fun and joy and to be open to the beauty and power of music.
Playing the drums is more than hitting on something with wooden sticks… You will learn to play the drums musically using sounds, colors and moods in your playing, plus the fundamentals and interpretative skills to realize your creative and musical potential.
Individual support is very important to me because everybody has different interests, learning styles and needs; therefore my lessons are always custom-tailored and created together with each student.
I am open to work on anything you are interested in.
Learn to play your favorite songs, different styles, brush up on your skills or anything else you want to explore and develop. It is always good to work on something that you are really interested in to keep the motivation high.
If you are not sure what you want to do, no problem. We will find out together.
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 a set 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.
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 my instructions.
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.
What else should you know about online lessons?
For a smooth and pleasant lesson experience, the following points are worth considering.
The internet speed and stability makes 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.
Headphones / Earphones
I recommend using headphones or earphones during the video calls. The sound quality and communication will improve noticeably since the speakers don’t conflict with the microphones anymore.
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.
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 a natural and a relaxed feel.
If you like Jazz, check out the record “Jo Jones Trio” by master drummer Papa Jo Jones. He is playing many parts with his bare hands and sounds just amazing!
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 Lessons||Price|
|One 60 Minute Lesson|
total freedom … just one lesson …
|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.
(5500 Yen per lesson)
|Morning Special 90 Minute Lesson|
(start time between 10 am and 12 am.)
Monthly lessons for Kids & Young Learners
(High school age and under)
|Three or more 30-minute lessons per month||3000 Yen|
|Three or more 45-minute lessons per month||4000 Yen|
|Three or more 60-minute lessons per month||5000 Yen|
The lesson fees should be paid before the first lesson of each month.