How can you help me learn to play drums Online?
Live online one-to-one lessons with an experienced teacher are tailored to the needs and interests of each student. I can guide you towards your goals while making sure you develop solid foundations.
Can anyone learn to play drums?
Yes, I believe that anyone with an interest in music and drumming can learn to play. No matter what your age or level of experience, you can develop your drumming skills and evolve with me.
How are you different from other Online drum teachers?
Learning music takes commitment and dedication. I respect that and work with each student to balance gaining solid fundamentals with mapping out their individual path to becoming the musician they want to be.
You can start taking one-to-one drum lessons with me on Zoom straight away. Just call to arrange a convenient time for your lesson.
An extremely professional and passionate teacher. My son has gained his confidence in his drumming skills. Very patient and explains all details. My son is very happy to have him as his teacher!
An amazing tutor. Works brilliantly with my daughter and it’s not easy… She is 6 years old. Has the patience of a Saint.. Highly recommend using him you won’t be disappointed. Helps with her coordination, counting, reading and learning to read music… More than just a music teacher.!
I have been playing drums for a few years now but lacked some of the fundamentals. Joe is guiding me through the exercises and techniques that are important to my development and music style. His years of experience also help when choosing drum kits, cymbals and sticks, as well as how to become a gigging… Read More »D Repro
As one of Joe’s adult students (I started learning at 32, which was almost 2 years ago) I can’t recommend him highly enough. He’s by far the best teacher I have had in any subject (I think a Joe cloning project would be of great benefit to humanity) and I’m really happy and to be… Read More »Naeem
My son has had drum lessons with Joe since he was 5 years old. An OUTSTANDING teacher, not only teaches the building blocks and technical skills, but also inspires a love of music and all round responsibility. Can’t recommend him highly enough. My son is now 8 and has performed at several live gigs already,… Read More »Gaby
Joe is an amazing teacher..Each lesson is unique and fun…He is very good at listening and adjusting the lessons according to one’s needs…highly recommend him..
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What Do I Need To Start Online Drum Lessons?
- 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.
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 live online one-to-one 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book your lesson today.