Drums & Percussion Lessons
Duration: 30, 45, or 60 minutes
Lessons available: drum set, claves, congas, marimba, tablas, timbales, xylophone, djembe, balaphon, cajon, dundun, shekere
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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.