1-2-1 online lessons cover Drum Kit Percussion or Music Theory

Requirements are as follows.

You should have a location for practicing. You should have some understanding of common note values for reading music, be able to perform simple grooves on your instrument with adequate sound production and have physical capabilities on the instrument necessary to record assignments.

Required Textbook(s)

  • None required.

Hardware Requirements

  • Acoustic or electronic drum kit or keyboard.
  • 12″ Evans Real Feel Practice Pad
  • 1 pair of medium sized (5A, 5B, 2A, etc.) matched drumsticks
  • Metronome (for an online version, see http://www.metronomeonline.com)
  • Audio interface (unless you are using an electronic drum kit/drum brain/keyboard connected to computer via USB/MIDI)
  • Microphone (unless you are using an electronic drum kit/keyboard or drum brain for assignments), such as a Samson C01, Shure SM57, or Shure SM58, along with mic stand
  • Music stand 
  • Optional: CD/MP3 player (separate from computer) and mixer
  • Optional for those using electronic drum kits: CD/MP3 player (separate from computer) and drum brain.
  • Optional: isolation headphones

Students are required to record video for assignments. You can use your smartphone, digital camera, or webcam to do this. If you do not already have a preferred video software, you can use the built-in recorder tool within your assignment post. You can play the backing track through your speakers as you record, and the microphone will pick up both the instrument and the track as you play along.

General Requirements

Below are the minimum requirements to my online environment and participate in Live Chats. Please make sure to ensure your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for all software needed for your course. 

Mac Users

PC Users

All Users

  • Latest version of Google Chrome
  • Zoom meeting software.
  • Webcam
  • Speakers or headphones
  • External or internal microphone
  • A good Broadband Internet connection


Lessons are from £29 per 30mins.