Example Skype Lesson
What To Expect
You'll first learn some drumming basics like how to set up your drums, stick grip, posture, pedal technique, counting and keeping time.
You'll work on speed and control, dynamics, simple rudiments, limb independence, developing your musicality, how to read basic drum notation and how to transcribe simple beats and fills.
After every lesson I'll email you a detailed practice routine that includes your suggested homework for the week. I'll also give you lesson handouts, interactive drum transcriptions, and play-along tracks.
You learn and progress according to your particular interest area and commitment. Most students start with an hour lesson a week. If you're worried about the time commitment, remember that practicing for even just a short time every day (10-20 minutes) can be extremely effective!
I can give you advice on purchasing drums. I've helped many students find great deals on new and used drumsets. I'll also teach you how to set up and tune your drums, and how to make them quieter.
Benefits of drumming
Scientific research shows these benefits from drumming:
- Releases endorphins
- Improves mood and cognitive function
- Boosts the immune system
- Increases pain tolerance
- Relieves stress
- Facilitates cooperation in groups
- Burns calories (of course!)
- Has a positive effect on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression, and PTSD
Playing drums is a win-win however you look at it.