Get Skype lessons

You can now get private drum lessons with me, your blogger, Todd Bishop, online, via Skype. I can also do lessons via Facetime.

I'll be happy to work with you on single lessons— say, if you'd like help with something you saw on the blog; in a focused burst of several lessons, to work on one problem; or on an ongoing basis, as a regular student.

At home, I teach all levels of players, from little kids, to adult beginners, hobbyists, on up to teachers and other professionals. My personal style is very easy-going, and I like working with beginners and novices, and solving problems, and helping people with things that are jamming them up. So, even though we deal with some hard stuff on the blog, there's no need to feel intimidated.

Cost is $60 US per hour, or $35 per half hour.

If you have questions, or would like to schedule a lesson, contact me via:

  • My email link at the top of the sidebar. 
  • Skype me @ user ID todd6ishop
  • Or call me at (503)380-9259 (USA).  

You will need:
1. A high-speed Internet connection.
2. A webcam— the Logitech HD Pro C920 works well for me— and a stereo headset with microphone.
3. A Skype account, and Skype software installed on your computer— both are free.
4. A PayPal account, or another means of sending payment online.
5. Copies of any books we will be using (Syncopation, by Ted Reed, very likely); and/or a printer, so you can print practice materials I will send you.
6. Oh, and sticks, a practice pad, and/or a drum set, and your bad self.

Cost is:
$60 hour / $35 half-hour, paid by PayPal, or other method of your choice. Please select the no-fee option, or add 5% to cover transaction fees.

Payment for single lessons is due at the time of scheduling. Payment for ongoing lessons is due at the beginning of each month, for all of that month's lessons. I can reschedule appointments at no cost, with reasonable notice (preferably 24 hours), but can't give credit for missed lessons— if I go on Skype at our appointed time, and you aren't there, you lose what you paid me for that lesson. If we have to abort a lesson due to a bad Internet connection, we can reschedule once; if the problem cannot be resolved, I will refund 50% of the cost of that lesson, and 100% of any other lessons paid for, but not given.

At our first lesson, we will spend as much time as we need to get our sound/tech together, off of the clock— you won't be paying for that time.

Use World Time Buddy to coordinate your time with Portland time.

If you've read this far, thanks for your interest, and hopefully I'll meet you on the Skype soon!

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