Drum Lessons

Drum Lessons

Besides being a music performer, I am also a passionate music educator teaching drums, improvisation and music making for more than 20 years.
I currently teach in the Jazz Department at “Senzoku Gakuen College of Music” in Kawasaki (Japan), and I teach private students of all kinds – mostly online, no matter where they live.

I have always loved working with a wide variety of students, from total beginners who have never held a drumstick before to advanced and experienced players.
Sharing my knowledge and helping others to step forward in their passion and craft is very fullfilling to me and an important part of my professional life as a musician. Every little step counts and seeing my students grow always amazes and inspires me.

Topics

Many drummers come to me to learn about jazz drumming or to work on their technique, but I am not limited to those topics. I am happy to work on anything that you are interested in and you wish to develop and to discover. For some it may be becoming a better reader, learning how to play different musical styles (Rock, Pop, Funk, Hiphop, …), learn how to improvise and playing in a band, or preparing for auditions and exams.

In general, I believe that building a solid foundation in overall musical skills, styles, reading and technique is very important for every musician and I will make sure to incorporate that into my lessons.
Studying and developing a good technique is essential for getting a good sound and control on the instrument and to be able to speak clearly and musically. It is not so much about what we play but how we do it.
Being versatile, open minded and having a strong foundation to build on will open up many doors for you on your musical journey.

Online Drum Lessons

Most of my private drum lessons are held online using the platforms Zoom or Skype. I have worked with students this way in Japan, Germany, Taiwan and the USA, and as long as you have a stable internet connection, it works absolutely fantastic!
Remote lessons are very convinient, effective, and time saving and if you haven’t tried it yet, I would like to encourage you giving it a go. Have a look at this video to get an idea of what to expect… (make sure you use good quality to watch this video)

Prices (for online lessons)

You can take just a single lesson here or there or study on a regular basis with me, it’s up to you. If you choose to study regularly with me, I will give you a discounted price.
Regular lessons means taking at least 3 lessons per month or more and fees are as follows:

Monthly Lessons (at least 3 lessons per month)
60 minute lessons / 6000 JPY per lesson
45 minute lessons / 4500 JPY per lesson
30 minute lessons / 3500 JPY per lesson

Irregular Lessons
Just a single 60 minutes lesson, total freedom, no committments
7000 JPY per lesson

Other Formats

I teach mostly online, but if you are interested in studying in-person (face-to-face) with me, let me know.
Also, some students want to take a longer lesson sometimes, like 90 Minutes or 120 Minutes. That is also possible, as are workshops of various kinds. Just get in touch with me and let me know what you are looking for.

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