Online drums lessons
Adriaan started drumming at the age of 7 and developed an early interest in jazz. He undertook studies at the Conservatorium of Antwerp and Maastricht where he achieved his Bachelor in Music Diploma and his teaching degree.
After an inspiring tour of China, Adriaan continues his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where he took lessons from Lionel Beuvens and Stéphane Galland, while taking composition classes with Diederick Wissels. Today he is playing in bands including Animal 46 and Azalaïs.
Adriaan giving online drums lesson via Skype to our youngest online drums students
Adriaan started his teaching career in 2009 at the Pop and Rock atelier Diest, later teaching at the music academy of Neerpelt (Niko) for 2 years. He has taught at the AMW Lubbeek (atelier for music and word) and gave lessons at the music school ‘Mierennest’ from the Jan-Niklaasstichting at Dworp and the Pop and Rock atelier Lummen.
In 2011 Adriaan was asked to join a team of teachers for the Jeugd en Muziek Brussel (youth and music Brussels) music camps where he was active as a band coach, instrument teacher and theory teacher. He used that experience to become coordinator for ‘bandlab’ camps for a short time.
With his broad vision of music, he is able to teach all styles, tailoring lessons to the needs of individual students. He actively discovers students’ latent talents, helping to develop them.
For his live Skype online drums lessons, Adriaan uses at least two cameras, positioned so all aspects of drumming technique are easily seen.
During the online drum lessons, the drums’ sound from Adriaan’s kit is fed through the computer, not captured from the room. This enables the drum sound always to be heard perfectly by the remote student.
Adriaan is deeply interested in research and the development of pedagogy, continually studying all aspects of music education.
Together, we also make a great team for online homeschool music lessons!