Quick note about COVID... First off, I'm fully vaccinated, as is the rest of my family. I haven't been wearing a mask since being vaccinated, nor requiring students/parents to wear them, but now that we're seeing a spike due to the Delta Variant I may start wearing mine again. If you'd definitely like me to wear one, I will. I honestly don't mind at all. Whatever makes you comfortable. If you'd like to wear one, that's cool too. Anything to keep the music playing!
For students/parents considering lessons here for the first time, my drum room is approximately 13'x 35', which is not a small space as drum rooms go. During warmups and pad-work we sit about 4' from each other facing a mirror, but on the drum sets, we're 6' apart.