Online Drum Lessons

Online Drum Lessons With Zoom

Contact me by emailing info@joethedrummer.com or calling 07828 845 047

It’s Easy To Start Learning Drums Online

  • Arrange a suitable lesson time and free setup session, if required.
  • Set up your laptop, iPad, tablet or phone in a suitable viewing position. I recommend placing the device to the left of the kit looking at the snare drum.
  • Configure your Zoom app for optimal audio – instructions here.
  • Join my Zoom meeting at the appointed time.
  • Learn drums.
  • Practice, practice, practice…

I mostly teach online via Zoom but can use Skype or Google Hangouts or any other video communication platform.

What You Will Need

  • Drum Kit and/ or practice pad.
  • Internet connection – broadband ideal but mobile hotspots can work well.
  • A gadget – a laptop or tablet works best but using a phone works fine too.
  • Pair of headphones – wired or Bluetooth.
  • A proper stand for your gadget would be useful but an improvised stand can work fine.
  • Music stand.
  • Google account for viewing shared lesson notes, sheet music and videos.

More Details

Online drum lessons work really well. Most of my students moved online with me from taking face-to-face lessons. Despite there being some real changes in the approach to teaching, online lessons are just as effective as real life face to face lessons. I miss the personal interaction I had with my students but there are advantages and disadvantages to all modalities.

To take an online lesson, you need to have access to a gadget of some sort with a camera. It’s great if you have a desktop or laptop computer or an iPad or Android tablet but I’ve also taught succeessfully using a phone. You may, at times, want to have another gadget at hand for playing along to music, but I can also stream music directly to you from my teaching studio.

A pair of headphones is pretty much essential, ideally with a long lead. Bluetooth headphones can work well too.

If you have a drum kit, that’s great. A practice pad is pretty essential too. We can work on stick technique with just a pad. There are also ways to work without all the gear, if you are determined to learn. Please contact me if you’d like to explore the possibilities regarding your setup.

I offer a free tech setup session. Once you’ve booked your first lesson, I will arrange a time for us to make sure all your gadgets are working and connected and positioned in the best possible way.

Contact me on 07828 845 047 or info@joethedrummer.com to book your lesson today.