Drum Set Lessons
The average age of a young student beginning drum lessons is 5 years old. The varying concern for young students is their height. Special concessions must be made for younger students who will need to play a drum set that is the proper size for their height. "Jr. sized" drum sets are available for students age 5 to 7. Students age 8 and up should use a "full sized" drum set. A 30-minute weekly lesson is perfect for students age 5 to 10. For older students a 1 hour weekly lesson may be more appropriate. Just remember that available practice time between lessons is an important factor to consider when deciding how long a student’s weekly lesson should be. Students who take a 1 hour lesson will be given more material to prepare for the next lesson and will require more practice time than the student taking a 30 minute weekly lesson.
Our curriculum includes
Grip, Posture, complete physical approach to the drum set.
Introduction to basic music reading skills as applied to the drum set.
Introduction to basic rhythms at varied tempos.
Developing and honing aural skills in listening to music.
Introduction to maintaining a steady tempo while working with a metronome.
Developing a practice regimen, setting goals, measuring progress.