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Drums & Hand Drumming Lessons

Drum 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:

  • 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:

  • 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

Contact Info

The Music Studio

6 Burnhamthorpe Road
Toronto, Ontario M9A 5C9

Email: lessons@themusicstudio.ca
Phone: 416.234.9268