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Frequently asked questions

Q: On which days of the week do you teach?

A: I teach from Mondays to Fridays. There are a few free slots here and there, but Wednesday for instance is just fully booked. Sometimes when a lesson falls through because a student calls in sick, I'm able to fill up the space with a trial lesson, but this then does not mean that this slot is available for future weekly lessons.

Q: I would like to come in for a trial lesson. Do I have to bring or prepare anything?

A: When you want to come in for a trial, it's convinient if you have an idea of when you would like it to take place, and to share this with me when you send me an e-mail. You don't need to bring any materials (I have extra sticks, but if you have your own pair feel free to bring them), and you don't have to prepare anything either, also if you have prior experience playing the drums. A trial lesson is supposed to provide a space where we get to know each other a little bit, so a part of the time is taken up by me talking and asking you what drives you to play the drums.

Q: I'd like to start taking regular lessons (for myself or my child). Is it possible to start at any time?

A: You don't have to wait for the next schoolyear to start taking drum lessons. If, however, you are certain you'd like to have a fixed day and time every week, be aware that other people would like this as well, and certain spots are already taken.

Q: I'd like to gift one or more drum lessons to a friend or family member. What are the possibilities?

A: Gifting one (or more) drum lesson(s) is not possible. I have enough regular students who have claimed the most popular spots for gifted lessons, which makes it unfeasable to plan these in the short term.

Q: I have a(n) (electronic) drumkit at home. Can I take lessons at home??

A: No, I host my lessons at Rock Supplies. There's two drumkits there that my students and I can use and we get to play together. Moreover, my schedule doesn't allow me to just visit multiple people at their homes.

Q: I would like to take a drum lesson with somebosy else. Is this poossible?

A: No. I purposefully do not offer 2-on-1 lessons. I have done so in the past, but in my experience this is too chaotic. In the studio I also have two drumkits available, so for me to demonstrate things I would have to switch places all the time.

Mark Falke, 2022