Online Lessons & Special Pricing!
During this important time of social distancing, I want everyone to know I'm seeing all local students in addition to my out-of-state/international students via Skype. I have a state-of-the-art 3 camera & sound system for optimal demonstration & the online lessons are really fun!
I'm also offering discounts from my regular pricing during these challenging times so, if time is something you have a bit more of message me for a lesson and we'll be productive and musical together!
Music is a form of communication that brings people together and leaves them feeling better than they did before -- a shared positive experience. I enjoy teaching because I can work with others who have the same passion and share that positive energy to help them grow towards their goals.
I've been familiar with David since he did his first printing of Mastering the Tables of Time, but things never worked out for me to study with him until after I had moved to Japan (14 hours away from Central Standard Time). When I saw that he was taking students via Skype I thought I'd give it a try and I've been very impressed with the results. When I ask a question, David has been there before and is great about offering his perspective gained from many years of teaching and playing experience. He also is extremely quick at identifying weaknesses in my playing (sometimes things I hadn't even noticed!) and suggesting workable solutions. David also has been flexible with meetings times because there is only a small window where our schedules line up on a regular basis. A solid pro and someone I would recommend for whatever your playing level & musical style is.
David is the best teacher out there! Many times I’ve struggled at the kit, whether it’s playing in odd time signatures, improving my brush work, or learning to solo, and David always has an approach that seems designed for me (although I’m guessing he’s just seen it all). I like that he’s extremely patient and non-judgmental. He also provides lengthy lesson recaps that go way above and beyond the call, which makes me appreciate the value I’m getting. Plus he’s fun to hang out with and talk music and drums. I love our weekly lessons!
I've taken lessons both at the local music store and with world famous drummers, and have been lucky to make a full-time living from drums for more than 20 years now. When I decided to go back and learn some more, I chose David Stanoch. I read his book years ago after it won the Modern Drummer readers poll, and lessons with him have been everything I hoped for and more. He's been in all the drum magazines, featured at major drum festivals, and regularly gives guidance and lessons to the biggest names in the biz. In spite of all that, he is humble, approachable, and CARES about the student. Its next to impossible to find a big name musician with all those qualities. David Stanoch is a rare find, for sure.
I’ve been playing drum set, self-practiced, for 16 years, and in the last year of working with David I feel like I’ve accelerated another 10 years. On top of his expertise and industry leadership in educating the tables of time, he provides a great service with experience as a top educator in the music industry. When I have lessons with David, I get real world knowledge and wisdom, incredible in-depth lesson recaps, and a mentor available to communicate outside of lessons to help me out with helpful insights regarding our lessons, the industry, or life advice. I find incredible value having David as a teacher and I highly recommended him to anyone looking for help learning drums or fine tuning themselves to greatness.
When a student approaches me for lessons I work with them to learn what level, if any, experience they already have playing their instrument and understand what their goals are so I can design a course of study to help them achieve and surpass them and enjoy the process.
I have both studied and performed with some of the greatest musician world, outlined in detail in the "About" section here. I have years of private lesson, school band, college and professional study and touring experience to share with my students.
My current lessons rates are
$70/hr and a $40/30 min option is available for younger students and quick tune-up coaching.
I first start teaching while I was in college when I was asked if I gave lessons from a few of my fellow percussion students at the school.