The Napa, Calif.-based music education company ArtistWorks will premiere the ArtistWorks Drum Academy (ADA) with the debut of online schools from drummers legend Billy Cobham and Thomas Lang. Launching on December 8th, both the Billy Cobham Drum School (BCDS) and the Thomas Lang Drum School (TLDS) will utilize ArtistWorks’ patent-pending video technology, allowing for two-way video exchange and interactive instruction to elevate online instruction.
The ArtistWorks online visual education format allows musicians to teach students all over the world by presenting their full method in a series of high-quality video lessons online. Subscribing students work through the lessons and use simple webcams to submit videos to their teacher for critique and guidance. The Artists easily review and respond to student videos on their own time using the ArtistWorks Video Management System. Both student video and artist response are paired together online as a “Video Exchange” for the entire community to learn from.
Both the Thomas Lang Drum School and the Billy Cobham Drum School contain hundreds of high-quality video lessons starting from the beginner level and progressing to the advanced level. The ADA Schools take full advantage of high-resolution video, cutting-edge social media tools and the Internet’s interactive capabilities to create a robust learning environment. Not only do the schools offer hundreds of real-time and slow motion lessons available 24/7, they also enable teaching through personalized video exchanges with students all over the world.
The Thomas Lang Drum School (Thomas Lang Drums) and the Billy Cobham School of Drums (Cobham Drums) will debut December 8 and both are open to drummers at all levels of proficiency. Tuition costs are $90.00 for three months, $150.00 for six months, and $240.00 for a 12-month subscription.