Most students would ideally start with a 5 piece drum kit complete in addition to a high-hat, crash, and ride cymbal, but any student can start with as little as a drum practice pad and a pair of drum sticks. A student can learn to read and play rhythms using both hands using any type of drum, including snare, bongos, conga, or djembe.
Taking drum lessons in-home offers a practical approach for perfecting the art of drumming! Our teachers travel to students for weekly lessons. Students should have an instrument in their home for the lessons. A lot of progress can be noticed very quickly if the student is practicing daily.
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!
Taking drum lessons as an adult can help you achieve your goals as a drummer! Whether you want to play rock style drums or African drums, our teachers are here to help you reach you musical goals on the instrument.
Our recommended starting age for drums is around 8 for students wishing to play a drum kit. For the snare drum, the youngest recommended age is 5 or 6, as playing can prove tiresome on younger hands. The drum is an instrument that is great for all a ges and skill levels, whether it's a complete beginner at age 5 or an experienced musician who wishes to study rhythm firsthand.