Get private drum lessons with me, your blogger, Todd Bishop, online via Skype, or Zoom, or Facetime. Since early 2020, with the advent of the COVID pandemic, that is the only way you can get me.
I'm happy to do single lessons— if you'd like help with something you saw on the blog— or a focused burst of several lessons, to work on one problem— or on an ongoing basis, as a regular student.
Even though I write about a lot of hard stuff on the blog, there's no need to feel intimidated. I teach all levels of players— kids, adult beginners, on up to other professionals. My personal style is very easy-going, and I like working with beginners and novices to solve problems and help you with whatever is jamming you up.
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 laptop, tablet, or webcam— the Logitech HD Pro C920 works well for me. Meeting on a smart phone via Facetime is possible, but not ideal.
3. Skype or Zoom apps. See your device's Apple or Android store.
4. A PayPal or Venmo 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.
$60 hour / $35 half-hour, paid by PayPal, Venmo or other method of your choice. If using PayPal, 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.
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If you've read this far, thanks for your interest, and hopefully I'll meet you on the Skype soon!