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 fulfilling to me and an important part of my professional life as a musician. Every little step counts and seeing my students develop and grow always amazes and inspires me.


Many drummers come to me to learn about jazz drumming or to work on their sound and 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.

Some topics that often occur are:
– Learn how to play different musical styles (Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Hiphop, …)
– Learn how to play your favorite songs
– Become a better reader
– Improve your technique, sound & control
– Rudimental Drumming & Etudes (Wilcoxon, Pratt, NARD, etc.)
– Improve your coordination and independence
– Learn how to improvise and to be creative
– How to play in a band and to play musically
– Getting a feedback on selfstudies and development
– Preparation for auditions and exams

Overall, to me it is important that my students build a solid foundation including good technique, sound, musicality and styles.
That in combination with being open minded and interested will open up many doors on your musical journey and will give you the necessary tools to go any direction you want, and we don’t know what is waiting for you around the corner so let’s get ready.

Sounds all very serious?
Dont’t worry, most important after all is having fun with drumming and music and I will make sure that we have plenty of that while working on our craft and following our passion.

Online Drum Lessons

Most of my private drum lessons are held online using the free 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 convenient, effective, and time saving and if you haven’t tried it yet, I would like to encourage you to give it a go.

Prices (for online lessons)

One 60-minute lesson / 7000 JPY
4x 60-minute lessons / 24.000 JPY *

* If you want to study regularly with me, you can purchase a batch of four lessons for a discounted price (6000 JPY per lesson). Those four lessons have to be used within a period of two months.

Kids & Juniors (until 15 years)

Special rate for children and youngsters who study monthly with me. A minimum of 3 lessons per month is required for this plan.

30-minute lessons / 3000 JPY per lesson
45-minute lessons / 4000 JPY per lesson
60-minute lessons / 5000 JPY per lesson

For other lesson lengths and formats like in-person (face-to-face) lessons, workshops, group lessons, etc. please ask.

If you are intersted in studying with me, get in touch and let’s connect online. I will be happy to show you around my online lesson studio and to give you the real experience. Also I can answer any questions to you directly.