Purchasing a drum kit can be a significant investment. Drum kits will start at around $500 and will usually include, a high hat, crash, ride cymbal, and a pair fo drum sticks. Our teachers can also teach drum lessons on snare drum. bongos, conga, or djembe. Most students will also be required to purchase a drum practice pad for practicing their beats on the go.
Taking in-home drum lessons is a great way to perfect the art of drumming. Our teachers can travel to students as long as they have the instrument available. Lessons are usually once a week, and the majority of students notice significant progress in a very short time. We suggest practicing every day between your lessons to achieve your drumming goals.
Our teachers create a customized lesson plan for every student. Topics covered during Musika's drum lessons may include, but are not limited to: how to hold drum sticks, traditional or matched grip, where to strike the drums and cymbals, how to read music, including rhythms and drum/percussion notation, how to assemble a drum kit, and how to change and tune drum heads, drum rudiments; both traditional and modern marching band rudiments, music theory, basic form and analysis, and most importantly, how to have fun playing the drums!
Many adults take drum lessons. Your teacher will develop an individualized lesson plan relevant to your musical needs and goals. Adults taking drum lessons for the first time can expect to learn a lot of new things, and have fun in the process!
We suggest children start drum lessons at age 7 or 8. The drums require increased physicality in the hands and fingers, so a younger student may find drumming very difficult. Students studying on a drum kit should be able to reach the pedals of the drums.