Lael Eccard Music Lessons

Lael Eccard Music Lessons

5.0 (6)
2 hires on
1 employee
8 years in business

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With much dedication, I've developed a tiered program that is "performance based", has "quarterly evaluations" and "short videos" of our lessons. Three components that show the student how they're progressing and where they need improvement. Students can also choose to PERFORM in "Live Concerts" to an audience of their choosing.  I also teach Drums, Percussion (latin, orchestral, marching and hand) as well as Voice!

Seeing a students love for music and their instrument grow is THE single most rewarding experience I’ve ever had!

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La Vergne, TN 37086
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6 Reviews


  • Katy Payne

    Lael is, hands down, awesome! I've only been taking drum lessons with him for a short while, but, so far, my experience has been nothing short of fantastic. Drums are new to me, but the world of private music lessons are not. When I was younger, I took private lessons for violin and guitar...went through a slew of instructors, but none come close in comparison to Lael. It's very apparent that music and teaching is his passion. He truly puts his heart and soul into this business. The structure of his music program is very well planned and impressively professional. The energy he brings into teaching is magnetic; he has a magical way of making sure you leave your lessons more excited than when you arrived. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone!

  • Cristy Tice

    Lael is the best teacher. He teaches from a heart full of passion for music and in rhythm with each student’s particular needs/goals. He’s gifted and hardworking, dependable, trustworthy, welcoming, enthusiastic, encouraging, absolutely everything you’d want to find in a drum instructor. His session materials are thoughtfully planned and easy to follow. My three children have enjoyed being in his class and we highly recommend him. You’re going to love him!

  • Porter Ellerman

    Clear instruction, A Passionate musician who is fluent and active in his craft, whether it's Percussion, Drumset, or Vocals. Cares a great deal about his students, and offers unique and innovative practices for lessons, using technology to his advantage and providing a very tailored and unique experience to each student.

  • Michelle Merryman

    Lael is such a good person and genuinely wants to help me achieve a dream. His approach to teaching is spot on for what I need. He gives me inspiration and confidence in his teaching. To say Lael is an awesome teacher, is an understatement.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Enrolling into Lael's program is simple.  A quick initial phone conversation allows him to customize the introductory lesson to the students likes.  During the intro-lesson Lael uses 30 minutes to demonstrate what lessons are like with him, thus giving the student a good feel of how he teaches.  The last 30 minutes are then used to discuss the best package to fit the students goals and needs, as well as answer any questions the student has...  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

25 plus years professional performance experience in a multitude of different musical styles/genres.  National and international touring experience as well as recording session work.  

Degree in Music Performance from the Musicians Institute.

3 years study of Music Performance and Business at Eastern New Mexico University

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Introductory Lesson: $60

Package prices are based on 3 things:

1) Length of lesson

2) Length of term

3) Number of benefits chosen

RANGE: $120-$444/month

Packages discussed in full during 'intro-lesson'. 

How did you get started teaching?

During my schooling at Musicians Institute I was a non-traditional studentin that I was 36 when I attended, as I wanted to finish a degree I'd started nearly 20 years prior.  I found many of my younger peers coming to me for help with our assignements.  This felt great and I knew that passing along my knowledge to others was what I wanted to do. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 3-60. All skill levels. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Our last "Live Concert" performance was a huge success and gives all my students real world experience performing on a stage, with a pro PA, fully mic'd drum set and vocal mics under stage lights. 

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