Are you interested in learning drums through Skype or Zoom from an experienced pro? There are some real advantages to it! You can learn from the comfort of your own home on your kit, you don't have to travel anywhere, and with our lessons we provide you with all the digital files you will need for lessons (PDF's and playalong MP3's). All you need is your sticks, an ipad/laptop and an internet connection!
Watch this video to see lessons with students around the world - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAIcoPPqajo
Here is a full trailer explaining the setup and what's involved - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvSup-cBTkc
We have 4 cameras on our drums, so we can flick to any angle needed to make your user experience a lot better than one generic angle. Maybe I'm showing you a foot pattern.. bang - straight to "foot cam". Get the gist?
I have a large amount of experience as a teacher, having taught K-12 in schools, privately and through Skype. I've had kids top the state in VCE drumkit and percussion exams, students make the final 3 of every division of the national AUDW competition, students top Trinity exams and more. I have written 3 drum solos on the VCE syllabus, 6 on the ANZCA and I run one of the worlds largest drum lesson websites - Icanplaydrums.com. I'm also contracted by a company in Taiwan to bring the first even live broadcast drum lessons in to mainland China. Locally I've taught at St Leonards College, Peninsula Grammar, MacRobertson Girls and Wantirna College.
We can cover a multitude of topics such as technique, groove, various musical styles, chart interpretation, mallet percussion and more. I have a valid Working With Children Check.
JACK BENNETT BIO:
Jack Bennett is one of Melbourne's most in demand drum/percussion teachers, and draws on a wide range of experience as both a teacher and performer.
As a performer, Jack has performed with a wide variety of artists, including; Hugh Sheridan, John Cameron Mitchell, Paulini (Idol), Prinnie Stevens (The Voice), Mig Ayesa (Rockstar INXS), Natalie Bathingswaite (Rogue Traders), Anthony Warlow, iOta, Adam Thompson (Chocolate Starfish), Darren Coggan, Rhonda Birchmore and many others. Tribute shows including Bjorn Again, The Elton John Experience, and Elton Jack. National theatre tours of Hair, Grease, Moonshadows, Shout, Hedwig & The Angry Inch. Corporate Bands including Chunky Jam, Louie & The Party Boyz, Spin and Grandwazoo, as well as Jazz with artists such as Jack Pantazis, Ross Irwin, The Australian Showband and MOJO Big Band. Jack has also been accepted onto the Cirque du Soleil casting artist list for both Drums and Percussion.
As a teacher, Jack runs world renowned teaching site www.icanplaydrums.com (since 2005), which has a private membership of over 107,000 drummers worldwide, 20 million website views, 4.5 million youtube views, and he has produced 15 DVD sets, sold nation-wide in Billy Hyde stores and online. He has also written 2 books. Jack has 3 solos on the VCE syllabus and 6 on the ANZCA syllabus. He has been featured in Drumscene magazine, Rhythm UK magazine and The Age. Jack also teaches locally in private and public schools and through Skype. Jack endorses Sleishman Drums, and in 2009 Sleishman launched the Jack Bennett Signature Snare Drum worldwide, to critical acclaim.