COVID-19 UPDATE FALL 2020
In Person Lessons Have Resumed!
Drum lessons at Hands On Music in Bowmanville on Monday's and Tuesday's is back, following the proper physical distancing guidelines. The room is set up with 2 drum kits spaced 2 meters apart. We ask that you wear a mask and bring your own sticks. The room will be cleaned regularly, and sanitizer is available on site. If you are not comfortable coming to the store, I also do in-house lessons where I can come to you. If you aren't comfortable with either of those options, please see below for information about online/video lessons using Zoom.
Great Pricing for Online Video Lessons
1st half-hour lesson - $15, after that $20 each. Or book a 4 lesson package (one half-hour a week) for $70
Also available: 45 minute lessons for $30.
**NEW** - Now Offering Djembe and Conga Lessons
In the last few years I have delved into hand drumming, specifically with Afro-Cuban congas and African djembe. I am now able to offer lessons on both, including traditional and popular Afro-Cuban rhythms for Conga.
Availability and Booking
Monday's and Tuesday's in Bowmanville, ON. at Hands On Music. Half-hour and hour lessons available once a week. Must book 4 at the start of the month to maintain your time slot. A 24 hour cancellation policy is in effect. If you need to cancel a lesson, please notify me at least one day ahead. This pre-paid lesson will then be carried over to the following month.
Wednesday or Thursday I can bring the lessons to you if you have drums. This is limited to Oshawa, Whitby, Courtice, and surrounding areas.
For more information like cost and availability please email email@example.com, or call 905-449-6309.
My Approach To One-On-One Lessons
I believe anyone can learn to be rhythmic and play drums in one form or another. For drum set, I provide a balanced approach of understanding technique and groove, with emphasis on playing by ear and feeling the beat. I use a mixture of my own material and other books, and playing along to music, and work together with each student to develop their skill, style, and confidence.
I also teach basic hand drumming technique, usually on a djembe or similar type of drum. On your own, hand drumming can be meditative and healing, providing a path into a peaceful realm away from hectic life. If you are interested in tapping into your inner drummer, please get in touch.