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Drum Lessons

Students love coming to their drum lessons! With teachers who are fun and encouraging, our number one goal at the studio is to make lessons a positive and fun experience for students. 

Watch your child build confidence while having fun and developing a unique skill.

 

Or imagine being able to sit down and play your favorite songs for your family and friends during the holidays, with ease and enjoyment!

Not only do drum lessons foster creativity and appreciation for the arts, but learning music has real implications on improving brain development, mental acuity, and intelligence. Read More.

During lessons each week, students are guided and coached towards achieving their goals.

What ages do you accept?

 

We love teaching both children and adults, from beginning to advanced students.

 

Students can begin learning drums at the age of 5 years old. ​

What Styles Do You Teach?

Our drum teachers have training in various styles of music and can teach drumming styles in rock, metal, jazz, country, blue, and pop.

In lessons students learn:

  • Understand and play various rhythms

  • Proper technique

  • Music theory

  • Care and maintenance of your drum set

  • How to read drum charts 

  • Practice techniques

How often and how long are lessons?

 

Lessons are generally once a week and we offer 30-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute time slots. The lesson length that is ideal will depend on the age of the student and their goals. For young beginning students under the age of 10, a thirty-minute is ideal. For older or more advanced students, we generally recommend a longer lesson time to allow time for more questions, discussions, and cover more repertoire. 

We recommend consistent weekly lessons. Consistency is one of the most powerful habits for students to develop for musical success.

 

Coming to lessons every week ensures that students don't lose ground on the progress they've made and that bad habits don't have time to take hold. 

Lesson Times

Monday-Saturday

 

Closed Sundays
 

What progress should I expect? 

For experienced students, your teacher will be getting a sense of your learning style, goals, and making a plan for your learning path and keep building upon the experience you already have. 

While everyone learns and understands musical concepts at a different pace, here is a general guideline for the progress beginning students should expect to make:

  • During your first few months, lessons will be all about setting the foundation. Lessons are generally focused on the basics of drum technique, grip, basic rhythms and coordination, and you will have an introduction to sheet music - learning the difference between notes and basic drum notation, along with music theory and understanding time signatures.

  • After 3 months, a beginning student should be able to understand simple rhythms, start learning basic syncopation, drum fills, and start learning how to drum solo, and start to feel comfortable playing with a steady beat and metronome.

  • After 6 months, students should be starting to have relative ease with coordination, more complex rhythms, syncopation, and starting to master basic techniques, tempo, music theory, and soloing during a song.

Do I need a drum set?

 

No! In fact, all you need are drum sticks and a drum pad to get started.

Once you gain more experience, we can help you in choosing a drum set to purchase.

But what if...

We've often heard reasons why a student thinks they can't learn an instrument:

 

  • My fingers are... too short, too long, and even too fat! 

  • Too old

  • No time

  • I have... learning difficulties, short memory, bad eyesight

 

But we're here to tell you that very little will prevent you from being able to learn an instrument if it's your wish.

 

Let us help you overcome your barriers and make music for yourself! 

How to Enroll

It's very easy to get started!

Enrollment is on-going throughout the month and we're open all year long. That means you can sign up for lessons at any time.

 

No need to wait until the beginning of the month, summer break, back-to-school season, the New Year... or any other reason!

Let's Get Started!

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