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One-on-one Skype Lessons With Jack Bennett - now available!





Every Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
$35US per half hour.
Email us to book a lesson!

Can't find a good local teacher? Travelling miles to your drum lesson? Bewildered by the 1000's of free online lessons? Well now you can get one on one Skype drum lessons with world renowned drum instructor, Jack Bennett. Jack has a wealth of teaching experience; from teaching over 100,000 Icanplaydrums.com members, to private lessons, to private, public and select entry schools, through to Skype.

Jack's students have placed as high as 2nd in national drumming competitions, others have received music scholarships at top tier Universities, and he has produced A+ VCE & Trinity Guildhall students. Jack teaches from ages 7 and above, to students of any ability from raw beginner to seasoned pro.

Don't know what Skype is? It's a free video program that allows you to talk to someone else through the internet in real time. Download it here for PC and Mac. It's free to download, and it's free to use as it simply uses your internet connection to run.

   

How do these lessons differ to free online lessons? There are many sites out there that offer free memberships (like this one!). Some of them are well structured and high quality, but many of them are random and inconsistent. One on one lessons through Skype are personalised, in real time, with just you and Jack.

What about the Live Lessons available on the net these days? There are a couple of sites that produce high quality live lessons, some of them you can even email questions in real time as the instructor teaches. Unfortunately, live lessons, free lessons, DVDs, books etc can't help you like a private one-on-one lesson can, because the teacher can't see, hear or watch you - you can only see, hear and watch them. This means no one is actually seeing or hearing your specific problems, and therefore no one is able to critique your playing and offer pin point specific strategies to help you improve.

What are the benefits to Skype lessons?

* personalised, one-on-one lessons, just you and Jack - no distractions
* no more searching for a high quality, reliable teacher in your home town
* no more driving across town (and back) to your lesson (petrol, wear and tear, road tolls, traffic, waste of time)
* no more waiting to get home to practice what you learnt in the lesson, just shut Skype after the lesson and play!
* loads of resources, all digital - we provide you with FREE PDF workbooks and playalong tracks
* we provide up to date practice diaries daily (cloud based), so you know exactly what to practice, and can download all the neccesary resources). Every week your diary will be updated, and resources added to the cloud for you to download.
* choose a lesson time that suits your weekly schedule

   

What do you need to get started?

* reliable internet - most people have this these days
* a computer, laptop or tablet (windows or mac) that you can set up near your drumkit - with Skype installed (free)
* a drumkit and sticks!
* fluent English. Sorry, we only speak English
* a desire to commit and improve

How much are lessons?

Lessons are $35US for a half hour lesson, paid in full, at the time of booking (securely, via paypal or 2checkout.com). Minimum 2 lesson booking. Preference is given to on-going, weekly students. Ongoing students are booked at the beginning of the month. Once we confirm your lesson time, you will be emailed a custom order link for your lesson payment.

You guys are in Australia, what is the time difference, and what are the available lesson times?

* available lesson times are in red

* You can download the above time charts as an excel doc here

How does re-scheduling, cancellations or refunds work?

* If something comes up and you need to re-schedule your lesson, minimum 24 hours notice is required, or you forfeit that lessons fee. Please be aware that time availability is tight, having said that, we will make every effort to find a makeup time that suits.
* If you are a straight up no show for a lesson, you forfeit that lessons fee.
* If we have to abandon a lesson due to bad internet connection, we can re-schedule once, if the problem can't be resolved, we will refund 50% of the cost of that lesson, and 100% of the cost of any future lessons paid for, but not yet given.

How does the first lesson work? "I've never done this before!!"

Don't stress, it's all very easy, and in a couple of minutes you'll be having a great time and a few laughs! We will connect 5 minutes before the first  lesson time is due to begin, just to make sure everything is working, and we have our laptop/tablets in the correct positions. No extra charge for this. Remember, you need to set your device a good metre away from your drumkit so that we can see you, as well as being close enough that you can see us.

From then on we will just start our lessons exactly on the time. We will call you through Skype to establish contact.

* In our experience, the picture below is a good distance. It's close enough that you can see us, and far enough back that we can see your full kit. Not too high. We find setting your device to the left of your hihat is the best angle, but we can work with the space you have.

 

How do I get started!

Click here to email us

* Lessons run every Sunday, Monday & Thursday
* Lessons are $35US per half hour, paid in full, at the time of booking.
* Payments are made 100% SSL securely online, through Paypal or 2checkout.com (credit card)