What equipment do I need to take lessons?
You will need a pair of drum sticks, a practice pad, and a spiral notebook. As you advance, I will let you know which drum book and/or equipment to purchase. If you are a beginner, you do not need a drum or drumset quite yet. Patience, Grasshopper!
How much are lessons?
Weekly 30-minute lessons are $30, paid by the first lesson of the month. Payments can be made with cash, check, or Venmo (@Fredrock-Fischer)
Do you offer remote lessons either online or in-person at a student's home?
The nature of drum instruction relies heavily on immediate visual and auditory feedback. In-person lessons are the preferred method of instruction, however online lessons are available through Zoom. In-person lessons are always conducted at Fredrock School of Drumming, not the student's home, so the student can be free from distraction to focus on the work.
How many people can come to a lesson?
The studio is not spacious enough to host several people, and additional guests can become a distraction for the student. A parent of a younger student is allowed to sit in on the lesson, however bringing additional children into the studio space is discouraged. We do understand situations arise, and therefore, parents and younger siblings are welcome to wait in the adjoining control room where they can watch and listen in on the lesson if waiting in the car is not a comfortable option.
What if I have to miss a lesson?
I get it, things come up and you might have to miss a lesson, however there are no refunds for missed or forgotten lessons as your tuition reserves your spot each week. Please contact me in advance if you need to re-schedule a lesson due to a conflict or illness. Please, please do not make a habit of not coming to lessons - they are important for your continued growth as a drummer. If more than 2 lessons in one month are missed I may have to give your time spot to someone else so I can keep my schedule full. As a working musician, I occasionally have a show during the week. In this case, I will try to reschedule your lesson or credit your tuition to the next month.
What ages do you teach?
All ages and all skill levels as long as the student is willing to learn and have fun. Fun is #1!
Refunds will not be given if lessons are discontinued prior to the end of the month. A 2-week notice prior to the end of the month would be appreciated so a new student can be placed in that time slot as soon as possible.