Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro
Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro

Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro

$60/hour
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Introduction: I'm doing online lessons exclusively. My education and 20 years of performing experience , enable me to communicate the process of learning the drums, in a clear, logical progression, no matter what your skill level may be. I'm really patient and want to see you reach your goals no matter what they are. I love watching my students progress. Some have gone on to gigs with major label rock bands, others are pursuing under graduate and graduate degrees in jazz and some just want to have fun jamming with their friends. Everyone is different so I tailor my concepts to you. You'll be having fun learning what you need to know and what you want to know. Sharing what I know and seeing it make you become better a musician is a pretty cool way to spend the day. Let's set up a free phone consultation.
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Daniel D.
Aug 19, 2023
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Mike is a dependable, experienced professional who is always on time for lessons and always available for questions. His knowledge is superior and he is an amazing guy, let alone an amazing drummer. He has brought a lot of value to playing and had increased my drum vocabulary in a very short amount of time. 100% recommend Mike. He’s the man.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • Snare drum • Hand drums (bongo, conga, etc.) • What the teacher recommends • Rock • Jazz • What the teacher recommends • Blues • Classical • Yes, the student already has drums • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro's reply
Thanks Dan, You sound great!! It's a pleasure to work with you and watch your growth. Getting to know you as a person (and a drummer) has been an excellent experience. I look forward to more of that. Keep up rockin and stay as funky as you are!
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Andy L.
May 13, 2023
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I've had an incredible experience taking online drum lessons with Mike. His years of experience and rich background in drumming really shine through in his teaching style. Lessons are carefully structured and easy to follow, suitable for all skill levels. What stands out most about Mike is his genuine dedication to his students. He's patient and always keen to help us reach our individual goals, which makes the learning process so much more rewarding. Whether you're aiming for a music career, or just want to jam for fun, Mike ensures that your needs are met. He truly cares about his students' progress and it's infectious. In short, Mike is a top-notch drum teacher. If you're looking for engaging, personalized lessons that make learning the drums fun, Mike is your guy. Highly recommended!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Can read sheet music • Can read percussion notation • Understands note durations and rests • Traditional drum kit • Jazz • Blues • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student already has drums • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro's reply
Thanks Andy! I feel like we hit it off immediately. Your comprehension of the instrument and the genres we're working on is impressive. Keep up the good work and keep swingin'!
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John D.
May 10, 2023
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I'm 40 years old and really don't have a lot of time for hobbies. Deciding to take drum lessons for the first time, it was important to me to find someone who would be patient and understand that I can't practice 6+ hours a day. Sometimes I have a hard time doing that in an entire week. But Mike is always very encouraging, and works with me to push progress. I was skeptical about live online lessons, and we've had a few technical glitches from time to time. But the process is quite smooth and Mike's setup is really good so you get to see and hear him play easily. Great experience.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • Can't read music • Traditional drum kit • Rock • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student already has drums • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro's reply
Hey John, Thanks! It's tons of fun working with you. You're progressing beautifully.
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Allie A.
Nov 24, 2023
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10/10 recommend, especially is you’re a newer drummer! Mike is a great teacher—my confidence level was much lower when I first started taking lessons, but he’s very patient and personable which helped a lot with building up my confidence as a drummer. We focused a lot on slowing down and working on rudiments, and ever since, my time-keeping has noticeably improved. He is very flexible and will work with you on your own goals as a drummer.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Can read percussion notation • Traditional drum kit • Snare drum • Bass drum • Jazz • Rock • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student already has drums • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc.

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Mike M.
Feb 16, 2023
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My son really like working with Mike. My son has dyslexia, which presents complications for traditional teaching methods. Mike has tailored the lessons to keep my son engaged and progressing.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • 2 - 4 yrs of formal training • Can't read music • Traditional drum kit • Rock • Yes, the student already has drums • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Drum Lessons (Remote) With A Patient Pro's reply
Thanks Mike. Working with Jack is a pleasure!
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