Drums & Hand Drumming Lessons
The fundamentals of drum technique, such as the playing of sticking patterns and rudiments including drum rolls, are taught to all beginning drum students, as well as rhythm reading, time keeping and counting skills. If you have a practice pad at home, your drumming lessons will focus on continuing to develop these skills as you progress through a snare drum method book. If you have a drum set to practice on, your drum lessons will also include:
- Developing four-way coordination
- Playing different styles of music
- Reading drum set rhythms and charts
Rock, jazz and Latin drum beats, as well as drum fills, are covered and students are encouraged to bring in recordings of songs they wish to learn.
More advanced students may focus on further developing their technique and skills such as independence and chart reading, as well as soloing concepts for different musical styles. All lessons are taught using acoustic drums.
Method books include:
- Alfred Drum Method
- Hal Leonard Snare Drum Method
- Stick Control for the Snare Drummer
- Master Studies
- Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer
- Groove Essentials
- FastTrack Drum Method
- the Hal Leonard Play-Along Series
Many of these books come with an accompanying CD featuring play-along tracks.
Hand Drumming Lessons
Hand Drumming Toronto As a hand drum student, you will learn traditional hand drumming patterns on a
West African Djembe (pronounced: gem-bay) drum. The musical and relaxation aspects of hand drumming
may be enjoyed individually or as part of a group with other hand drum students. Explore the language
of the drum in our educational and fun learning environment. The Music Studio has djembes for students
to use during their lessons.
Watch this ensemble’s performance at The Music Studio’s Ensemble Night 2016