Learn percussions online with our online percussions teachers
Online percussions lessons are happening more than ever due to COVID. But the great secret is not so much that people are using this technology at an increasing rate to learn percussions online. The secret is that this format has a lot of benefits for teaching music lessons.
Beethoven at home has hundreds of professionals waiting to help you whether you need beginner lessons, advanced percussions lessons or you just want to learn to play your favorite popular songs or video game music. We offer nearly every instrument lessons including piano, voice, violin, wind instruments and percussion. Live online lessons are up to 5 times more productive than merely watching videos and attempting to learn independently. If you can already play by ear a little bit then working with a trained teacher will bring that talent into better focus for you.
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BAH Teacher #3520
"Through music, students will develop personal self-growth, greater understanding of their identity, and an increase in self-esteem."
BAH Teacher #2106
"My greatest passion lies in guiding students to see the big picture of music – not only as a path of learning but also as a source of pure enjoyment."
BAH Teacher #3405
"Music is a way for me to communicate, to express the feelings and emotions that are beyond the spoken languages. "
BAH Teacher #3639
"Music represents a beautiful intersection between art, science, and technology. "
BAH Teacher #3489
"Anyone who desires to learn music will also learn valuable life lessons along with it."
BAH Teacher #2980
"Joy, play and patience are essential elements of successful learning at any age."
BAH Teacher #1761
"Any student of music has the ability to succeed – either on a personal level, a professional level or both."
BAH Teacher #3131
"I try to instill that curiosity and critical thought in all of my students while also promoting play, improvisation, and fun."
BAH Teacher #3070
"Music is imbedded into our DNA and we are all capable of achieving whatever we set our minds to."
BAH Teacher #3162
"My approach to music involves connections to life and a philosophy that holds music as a tool for creative expression first."
BAH Teacher #3796
" I alway seek to assess my student's needs and create an approach and environment that helps them to succeed."
BAH Teacher #2288
"My passion for music is boundless, and my greatest desire is to instill that same love for music in my students."
BAH Teacher #3628
"Join me in your musical education for your highest aim. Let´s make it happen together."
BAH Teacher #3126
"Whether a young child or an adult student, lessons with me are informative without being overwhelming. Drums really are a lot of fun!"
BAH Teacher #3534
" I aim to empower my students to become independent learners - giving them the skills and confidence to take the initiative necessary to continue their educational journey through life.
BAH Teacher #3663
"Groove is in the heart and all my students will have fun learning and playing drums and percussion."
BAH Teacher #3716
" As your teacher I wish you to enjoy playing as much as possible, and it is through "PLAY" that we will fuel our learning of, and passion for, music."
BAH Teacher #3338
"I believe that music has the capability to bring people of all kinds together and bring joy and harmony into everyone's lives. "
BAH Teacher #3159
"I try to adapt my classes to the specific musical need and search of the student."
BAH Teacher #3974
"I believe that students learn best when encouraged and nurtured with compassion and patience. "
BAH Teacher #857
"Learning music should be a positive and rewarding experience!"
BAH Teacher #3096
" I look forward to sparking and supporting the budding interests of young students."
BAH Teacher #2622
"I look at music as a language, a means to communicate our feelings and emotions. "
BAH Teacher #1687
"My lessons are sure to inspire students of all levels and ages to embrace their musical development and groove hard!"
BAH Teacher #2158
"Successful learning starts with curiosity that develops into a passion."
BAH Teacher #2187
"The drum set is an extension of the person playing it."
BAH Teacher #2518
"Teaching is a weighty responsibility, dedicated to each student's triumph."
BAH Teacher #2588
"Music is not just playing from the score."
BAH Teacher #3981
"Keeping the joy of music alive through my teaching is my main goal!"
BAH Teacher #2664
"I believe it is my job to help students discover what they are most passionate about and provide them with the support for their individual needs to help them achieve their goals."
BAH Teacher #2703
"My lessons are infused with laughter, creating a joyful atmosphere that enhances learning."
BAH Teacher #3392
"I am committed to fostering a learning environment that is nurturing, inclusive, and supportive, where each student feels valued and encouraged to explore their own unique musical voice."
BAH Teacher #2081
"Every student is unique and should be nurtured strategically based on their personality, interests, and transferable skills and knowledge. "
BAH Teacher #3426
"From RCM graded percussion to Jazz & Pop drum-set lessons, I have the answers for you (and your children's) questions!
BAH Teacher #1726
"Every person learns in various ways. "
BAH Teacher #3175
"I tailor lessons according to the student’s individual goals but with a strong emphasis on fundamentals such as proper technique and critical listening. "
BAH Teacher #2737
"Rhythm is universal and all musicians can grow from understanding the exciting world of drums!"
BAH Teacher #2023
"We're all on this journey together, and we all require support and wisdom to reach our full potential."
BAH Teacher #2594
"My teaching approach encourages students to unravel musical puzzles, explore curiosities, and push their limits."
BAH Teacher #3461
"Ultimately, I strive to instill in my students a heightened awareness of timer enabling them to connect with music on a profound level. "
BAH Teacher #3902
"Anyone that has heard it can learn music."
BAH Teacher #3544
First and foremost, music is supposed to be fun. If you are not having fun you are not making music. "
BAH Teacher #2618
"Music has a profound impact on our emotional and mental well-being, and it can indeed help treat various conditions and anxieties."
BAH Teacher #3308
"Joy and play are essential elements of successful learning at any age, without joy, there is no music, and without music, there is no joy."
What benefits do online percussions lessons offer?
Choice of teacher: Online percussions lessons offer more flexibility in choice of teacher. Where before we would be limited by what teachers where in our neighbourhood or city, we can now explore music teachers from all over the country and the world.
There are also certain cognitive benefits to music learning online. The format forces a sort of concentration and listening that is hard to beat. Actually students and parents roften report increased attention span and retention of what has been learned.
You might have had a negative experience with online learning in groups. This is understandable. Online sessions with 30 some odd learners are less than ideal. However in the case of individual instruction the negatives are minimal and the positives are measurable.
What is the best method or software for online lessons?
Online percussions lessons, often referred to as zoom percussions lessons, are best managed on the Zoom conferencing service. Zoom is a software you download to your computer that uses your internet browser to hold a video call. There is no free trial it is simply free. There are paid plans but they are not needed for teacher or student unless you want to have group sessions longer than 40 minutes.
There are other platforms available like skype or facetime but they do not have the correct audio fidelity to do a good job of a music lesson. They may in fact work just fine for certain instruments but the reality is that the echo-cancellation of the software can turn a trumpet for example into an electric guitar. The advanced settings of the audio menu in Zoom will show you the best way to set up a zoom call for a music lesson.
It's very important to make sure you have a good trial run from the outset. Your goal is to learn to play in your lessons not to be learning how to set up the machine. Here's an easy tutorial. (zoom music lesson set up presentation)
Music teachers will appreciate the waiting room like functionality of the Zoom application. Students arrive and are put in a virtual waiting room just like in a real office. As a teacher you can even pop in to your virtual waiting room and send a message to a waiting student that you'll be another five minutes.
A special note about beginner lessons for children. If your child is younger your participation will be more important than ever. This is not new, young children with parents that are involved in their learning to play are more successful always. This experience can be very enriching to a parent child relationship and sometimes the parent winds up becoming a student and a teacher all at once.
What kind of equipment do I need?
The majority of students will be fine with a laptop or a tablet and a nice pair of headphones to start their online learning. Smartphones are a possibility but the small size of screen is less than ideal. Phones can be useful as a second camera to show certain different angles of for example percussions fingering or hand position.
Music teachers can invest in better and/or additional cameras or microphones but there's no reason we can't start with the basics.
If you really want the very best rig possible here are my recommendations. Again this is not at all necessary and perhaps a good investment for the busy online teacher or the student that just loves gear:
- You want perhaps a better camera or a second camera and a stereo mic. Here is a link to a 4k camera with a built in stereo mic that will give you very professional result in your video lessons. The manufacturer is also called Zoom but there is no connection between the 2 companies.
- You also might want a workable tablet and writing surface. I recommend an iPad pro or the regular version with an Apple pencil stylus and the app goodnotes. This is helpful for drawing and writing on staff paper or sheet music while teaching music theory or marking up a score. The ability to read music and draw is a great advantage to be able to have.
- You will need a great set of headphones to use the best features in the Zoom software. They should be slim enough to allow you to play or sing without distraction.
Simply select a teacher from Beethoven at Home and Book an interview. Your teacher will contact you shortly to begin your lessons.
HOW TO START ONLINE PERCUSSIONS LESSONS
A simple explanation of our process
Choose a percussions teacher that’s just right for you.
Book an Interview
Get in touch with your percussions teacher on the phone or by text or by email. Ask questions and try to determine if this is the right teacher student relationship. Feel free to set a time for your first percussions lesson.
Try It Out
Use the first two lessons to see if things are working the way you’d like. Cancel at anytime or ask to have another teacher assigned.
We have students that have enjoyed learning with us for over a decade. Whether you are a parent looking for the right teacher to start a young child on the right path or an adult looking to play for pleasure and enjoyment we have the right teacher for you.