Drums & Percussion Lessons


Duration: 30, 45, or 60 minutes

Lessons available: drum set, claves, congas, marimba, tablas, timbales, xylophone, djembe, balaphon, cajon, dundun, shekere

To register: Please click here or call our Registrar at (718) 638 5660.

To inquire about scholarships click here.

The first lesson is paid up-front, with no commitment to enroll for the term.  It is designed to be an introduction between the teacher and student. If the student feels it is a good fit, we ask that the student commits to weekly lessons for the Academic Year: September 2018 through June 2019.


Drums are one of the world’s oldest instruments and perhaps the most fundamental. They provide the backbone of the music, attract lots of attention, and the rhythms they provide are one of the defining characteristics of any particular style of music.

Students will learn essential techniques for successful performance, including:

  • Proper grip and hand position

  • Posture at the drum-set

  • Rhythm reading from beginning to advanced

  • Rudiments, rolls, drum-set coordination (Independence)

  • Wide varieties of beats and styles, including jazz, rock, R&B, latin, country, Broadway, world music, etc.

  • Chart reading and Interpretation

BMS’s drums and percussion instruction covers traditions including jazz, rock, R&B, latin, country, Broadway, world music, etc. And we have successfully taught students ranging from beginners to professionals looking to sharpen their craft and advanced amateurs seeking to master new techniques and traditions.