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It is now possible to study the art of drumming with Bill Bachman from any location in the whole wide world through SKYPE! Skype is a free video chat program and all you need to take lessons with me is a computer with a web cam and microphone (which most have built in these days). The lessons focus on hand technique and we simply use drum pads and sticks.
In the lessons I demonstrate material and then watch the student play and offer my critique. We'll go back and forth until everything has clicked and the student is empowered to practice everything correctly until the next lesson. The material can be from my books, my latest Modern Drummer article or something I come up with on the spot as I see the student's needs. Weather youâre interested in rudimental progression, or just want to re-program your mechanics for smooth relaxed injury free hands, I can help you out.
I charge $75 an hour/$40 a half hour. Payment can be made through through paypal.
Here’s a some testimonials from some of my Skype lesson students:
"After studying with numerous well-known drum teachers, and after many years as a drummer and drum teacher myself, I still was not completely satisfied with my hand technique. In my quest for information, I came across some videos by Bill Bachman. It was immediately clear to me that Bill had some of the best hand technique in the world...and what's more, he could logically explain it! If only there were a way that I could take lessons with him despite the fact that we live in different parts of the country! Fortunately, there IS a way - Skype! For the past several months, Bill and I have been "meeting" online using Skype software. Bill and I literally have face-to-face lessons in real time, and the results have been tremendous. I currently feel better about my hand technique than ever before in my life. Thank God for Bill Bachman's drumming knowledge, and thank God for modern technology!"
drum instructor in New York City
writer and producer of Bass Drum Techniques For Today's Drummer: Unburying The Beater
“I have been playing the drums for a long time but really wanted to clean up my hand technique and tighten up my time. After reading and working with a number of Bill's MD articles over the past year or so, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I could study with him via Skype. The great discussion and instruction he provides in his articles completely translate over to the private lessons. His mastery of the technique he teaches is readily apparent but the focus is always on my playing and how I can improve.
I would recommend lessons with Bill to anyone who plays the drums. If you are a drum set player, and really haven't refined your hands, Bill can help change all that. Soon enough, your execution on the kit will be noticeably better. Bill is a great teacher providing both encouragement and plenty of challenges.
As far as using Skype compared to being in person, I have no complaints. The video and audio are just fine. Bill is easily able to pick put even subtlest technique issues online.”
“I have been playing drums for almost 20 years in my native country Denmark. In Denmark good teachers are hard to come by especially teachers who can teach proper hand technique, so taking Skype Lessons with Bill gave me the perfect opportunity to have someone really taking my hands seriously. Bill has already after two lessons change my grip and I can feel a different approach to my drum set playing. I can highly recommend taking lesson with Bill and I do not know a drummer who would not benefit from a “hand check-up.”
-Jess M. Gertsen, Denmark
"I've been playing drums for years without much regard to learning proper technique. After years of flaying away and developing some bad habits that have caused pain when I play, I jumped at the chance to take lessons with Bill when I saw that he was offering them by Skype. Since I don't live in Nashville, the chance to study with “The Hand Doctor” was too good to pass up! Relearning how to play is a b*tch, but I'm making progress thanks to Bill."
-Bill Bunkers, Chicago IL