I've been teaching Free Hands two-handed tapping lessons via video conference since 2008.
It's a very convenient way to get going with basic technique issues, and I can even help you with how to set up and adjust your instrument.
Free Hands has some surface similarities with standard fretting of strings on bass or guitar, but in my experience
there is a broad overall method that is completely different in its movements and necessary skill sets.
My goal is to help you develop the technical
skills to play the music you want to play, not to teach you how to "play like me".
Besides and active Skype
or FaceTime account
(both are free, and there is no charge for the video conference function)
what you'll you need is a high-speed internet
connection and a web cam, plus an amp in the room with you. Lessons may be recorded for
future reference, but only the student's video and both audio streams (not my video, please)
Because the setup of a tapping instrument is so important to developing good playing skills, I only teach videoconference lessons
on instruments for which I'm able to give setup advice; these include all of the instruments made by Stick Enterprises, which are
easy to set up and keep in good setup because of the hardware they use.
Lessons are available in half-hour ($30) or 60-minute ($55) lengths, and are paid for in advance via check or PayPal (use the button below).
I do my best to accommodate student's schedules from diferent time zones (so far I've had students in nine different time zones),
so if you are interested, I'm sure we can make it work for you. I keep the rates as low as I can to encourage regular lessons,
but you can take them as often or seldom as you like
If you want to sign up, just send me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
and include the subject "Lesson Inquiry".
To pay by check or money order (in US$), please make it Payable to "Espresso Productions" and send it to:
P O Box 451
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Or if you want to use PayPal, you can use the button below:
I look forward to helping you get the most out of your time as a Stick player.