Im a little late with my best wishes, but its been a busy couple of weeks. The new lockdown, whilst not coming as a surprise has nevertheless meant Ive had to make a few more restrictions with in-person lessons over in Nottingham and continue to concentrate on delivering online drum lessons via Skype... This is working for all formats - drum kit, snare drum, and percussion.
The last 8 or 9 months have been a bit of a revelation for us all, but we are all adapting to new ways of doing things, and I like many of my music teaching friends have had to embrace the technology and try to continue with drum tuition for those that want to keep learning through these dark times. Its been a real joy to me to see how so many of you have responded to this, and whilst online tuition is not the perfect scenario, its far better than the alternative of doing nothing. Many of you have made some amazing progress over the past few months, learning new beats, playing along to new songs, etc. And apart from getting more skilled with your drumming, I hope that in some small way the learning process has helped to brighten your outlook and bring some sense of normality to your days amidst all the uncertainty. I know for me, knowing what lessons I have each day is the only way I know what day it is!
This is heartening to see, as it seems things will continue like this for a little while longer. Theres good news ahead thanks to the vaccine which im sure will be a game changer and slowly allow us to get back to some kind of normality. Im hoping that once the current restrictions are relaxed that I will be able initially to start teaching in person again over in Nottingham, and then as more people are vaccinated and further measures are lifted that we can get back to lessons in Amber Valley..... seems like a distant memory at the moment!
So, lets try and start the new year off with a positive outlook.... things WILL get better and im really looking forward to seeing you all again. Meanwhile, my regular skype crowd will see my ugly mug back on the screen this week and we will continue where we left off before Christmas. If any of my existing lessons fancies trying a Skype session, drop me a line and we can have a trial run to show you what its about.
Stay safe, keep practicing, and lets speak soon!