Drums + Percussion
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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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.