// DPV Music Lessons: ‘In Studio’ OR ‘In Home’

10559866_679126628848342_1701942638120156082_nDPV’s owner & lead instructor, Lael Eccard, has been teaching for 8 years and playing professionally for more than 25. He attended Eastern New Mexico University with his focus in ‘music business and performance. However, he finished his Music Performance degree at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.
  1. DPV offers 7 disciplines: Drums, Percussion (orchestral, marching, latin and hand) Voice, and NOW: Guitar, Bass, Keys and Ukulele. Both ‘In Studio’ or ‘In Home’ lessons are available in most disciplines!
  2. KIDS come first, lesson programs designed specifically for them!
  3. Why My Students Benefit:
    • All my students feel like rock stars! Because I make sure each lesson is both fun and enriching.
    • I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, performances and regular evaluations.
    • I use a song based teaching system so my students are learning songs they love while they get the academic benefits of music.
    • I don’t overbook myself so my current clients get the full benefit of my energy.
    • Music lessons have other great benefits like: Better grades, higher self esteem, more confidence, and good social skills. I’ve seen this proven over and over, and I know that I’m teaching so much more than music.
  1. I’m exclusive. I have an incredibly high success rate because I only work with students that are truly excited about music!
  2. Tuitions between $188 and $612 monthly. Introductory Lesson is $75/person.

  3. Contact at DPVMusicLessons@gmail.com.

  4. DPV’s policies:
Cancellation policy: Sick or just can’t make it for most any reason?  “I know, first hand, the value and benefit given to students that stay engaged in weekly lessons…so I don’t do reschedules or have any silly penalties…I simply replace the missed lesson with a video lesson, and the student can view it when ever possible that week.” (package permitting).  
Under 18 Policy: If the student is under 18 years old an adult must be present at the lesson location for the entire lesson duration.





Katy P.

January 10, 2019
Drum Lessons
Lael is, hands down, awesome! I’ve only been taking drum lessons with him for a short while, but, so far, my experience has been nothing short of fantastic. Drums are new to me, but the world of private music lessons are not. When I was younger, I took private lessons for violin and guitar…went through a slew of instructors, but none come close in comparison to Lael. It’s very apparent that music and teaching is his passion. He truly puts his heart and soul into this business. The structure of his music program is very well planned and impressively professional. The energy he brings into teaching is magnetic; he has a magical way of making sure you leave your lessons more excited than when you arrived. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone!
Response: “Thank you, Katy. I’m honored to work with you and ecstatic you are enjoying lessons as you are!”
Karen m.
January 7, 2019
(Offsite Review)
My daughter has been taking percussion and vocal lessons for over 3 months now. I am so impressed with Lael and how he empowers her. She LOVES her lessons! Lael is so diligent and committed to his students. So incredibly professional! His rates are a bargain considering how much he invests. ❤🎶🎤🥁
Response: “Karen…I thank you so much for these words. Your daughter is amazing and magical in her very own ways. I love our time together.”
Cristy T.
June 27, 2018
Drum Lessons (for children or teenagers)
Lael is extremely gifted not only musically, but also as an instructor. He is present, enthusiastic and encouraging. He makes learning fun. You will immediately feel at ease and know he’s in tune with the student’s musical interests and goals. I recommend him. He’s excellent.

Response: “Thank you Cristy. Your kids are the best!”

Michelle s.
July 15, 2017
Drum Lessons (for adults)
Lael truly cares about why I want to do this
John J.
July 28, 2016
Drum Lessons (for adults)
Drum Kit lessons with Lael is fantastic! He listened to my desired goals, took notes, and by the end of our 1st session had a beginning plan developed for me to reach them. He carefully dissected everything from our discussion and custom taylor a plan for me. He has a genuine best regard for the students safety, well being, and quest in learning percussion. Hire him….you will not be disappointed!
Ron P.
May 3, 2016
Drum Lessons (for adults)
Lael is a great guy and excellent teacher. Cuts right to the chase to help me with my goals.
Scott m.
May 3, 2016
Need Drum Teacher
Lael is outstanding! He is an excellent teacher and extremely motivating and encouraging. My son couldn’t ask for a better teacher and he really loves playing the drums!
Drew B.
January 29, 2016
Need Drum Lessons (for adults)
Excellent instructor who quickly found the items I need the most help with. Listened to my playing, assed, assigned exercises with great detail and instruction. Excellent drum instructor for all levels.
Adam V.
November 18, 2015
Need Drum Teacher
Lael took the time to find out what it was I personally wanted to work at and improve on and has based lesson plans to achieve those goals. He has pinpointed certain techniques in my playing that could be more effective that I would’ve never identified myself, then helped me correct them. Lael is very communicative and friendly; there have been no instances of dissatisfaction on my end. I would recommend Lael as a drum teacher for anyone who is trying to get the same experience out of lessons as me.
Tamara B.
March 27, 2015
Need drum lessons
He was knowledgable about music, personable as an instructor. Hired him to teach my 17 yr old drum set. I would highly recommend him.
Ryan H.
February 24, 2015
Need drum lessons
Lael is an amazing teacher and person. He always brings great energy to each lesson and has inspired my kids to love the drums and music.

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