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For the first time, Dave Weckl is offering private online lessons using Zoom! This is a rare opportunity to work one-on-one with a legendary performer and teacher. Dave’s feedback and guidance will be priceless no matter what your goals may be.

As you might expect, Dave offers a top-level experience, with a four-camera setup and fully-mixed studio sound. When he demonstrates something, you’ll be able to see it from his left side, his right side, and directly overhead. He can insert a foot cam on any shot.

Openings for private lessons will be limited.

Working with Dave

It is important to understand that Dave will be most helpful acting as a "consultant." His observations and guidance can complement regular lessons with your own teacher - and the hard work you're putting in by pracitcing.

You can, of course, do multiple lessons with Dave, but his availability will vary. Your time with Dave is best spent by taking his input and working on areas he points out.

How The Lessons Work

Lessons are billed in 30 minute increments. Ideally, lessons will be a minimum of one hour. The first lesson will be split into two parts:

1. Dave will ask you to show him your setup, and to sit down and play for a few minutes.

2. You will have a short chat about your goals and Dave will chime in on what he sees.

You can also submit videos (links) of your playing, prior to the lesson (for a small added fee), so lesson time can be more hands on than evaluation.

Dave approaches every student’s needs as an individual analysis. The goal is to both accommodate the student’s wishes for things wanting to be learned, but also to share honest thoughts on what Dave feels the student needs to work on. All of this can be discussed and a plan can be made.

You will get a lot out of just one lesson, but you can schedule subsequent lessons if desired.

Areas that Dave can focus on:

Effective setup of your kit and ergonomics (heights and angles)
Hand and foot technique
Grooving/swinging
Playing with Brushes and Bundles
Live sound and live recording
Recording your drums
General music, and music business consultation



Cost

Each 30 minute increment will be $100 USD. The minimum for the first lesson will be one full hour, or $200 USD. Subsequent lessons can be agreed upon in advance.

Prior to your lesson, your payment can be sent through PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, Dave will send you a link that you can use to pay by credit card.

PLEASE NOTE: credit card payment will include a small fee.

Technical Suggestions for Lessons

Dave needs to see and hear you, and you need to see and hear him! After you sign up, he'll send you some technical suggestions to help make sure you get the most out of your lessons.

Instructions

To get started, please fill out the form, below. Dave will review your request and work with you to schedule your lesson. Prior to the lesson, he will send an e-mail with:

1. A payment link
2. A lesson link that will open your Zoom session

YOUR LESSON WILL NOT BE FINALIZED UNTIL YOUR PAYMENT CLEARS. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Sign Up Now

Write to us at weckman1@earthlink.net and make sure to include the following information:

1. First and last name

2. City and Country

3. Age

4. Your e-mail address

5. Your playing level (beginner/intermediate/advanced/full-time pro

6. Tell us what you would like to work on with Dave

7. Best dates and times for your lesson

After you pay, please write to weckman1@earthlink.net again to confirm you paid and begin the scheduling process.

Thank you! Someone will get back to you quickly.

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