Becoming a drummer is often at the top of the list for many kids as well as adults. Most school bands require students to have several years of piano lessons before beginning the drums. With professional drum lessons, started at an early enough age, students may be able to forgo piano lessons.
Whether you’re just beginning or need expert advice, this article will help you. Here we’ll discuss the most effective method of studying percussion.
The best way to learn the drums is by hiring a qualified instructor. The instructor will give you inspiration, direction and teach you the proper technique. The instructor will help you to learn some basic beats, as well as the rudimentary technique that is needed. The instructor will teach you the stick grip, basic coordination and will work on ear training techniques.
How to find the best drum instructor
Learning to play the drums properly is not easy. Becoming an effective drummer will depend not only on your level of dedication, but also on what and how you are taught.
Whether you are a beginner or at a more advanced level and wish to learn more about your instrument- you must find the right drum teacher to improve your skill level.
When looking for the best fit for your specific needs, a number of different questions need to be answered:
Does the tutor have the necessary equipment?
A professional instructor would have an assortment of high quality instruments.
Does the tutor have adequate knowledge of the skills they are being asked to teach?
If you are a beginner, then your teacher should have mastered the rudiments of drumming – the ability to hold the sticks properly or keep time, for example, are essential skills with which every drumming instructor should be endowed.
If you are not a beginner, you should make sure that your teacher possesses advanced skills and the appropriate knowledge needed to help you progress.
Does the tutor have the right temperament and good communication skills?
An even temperament and the ability to communicate are imperative to effectively teach a musical instrument. Just because a person is a good drummer, does not mean that they will be a good teacher.
A good teacher will be patient, and understanding will be able to communicate the different aspects of drumming effectively. They will be able to effectively adapt to their students’ differing needs.
Does the instructor have the appropriate qualifications to teach you?
When choosing an instructor, be sure they have studied their instrument for several years. The instructor should hold a degree in music or at least be certified. Look for an instructor who has had ample experience teaching and performing.
What style of percussion music do you want to learn?
Do you want to learn a specific style? Or are you into various types of music and want your lessons to reflect your varied taste?
There are many music styles, and accordingly, there are many different types of drumming styles. When choosing a tutor, bear in mind that a tutor specializing in Caribbean music may not have the necessary skills to teach someone who wishes to improve their Metal chops! It will be necessary to learn the fundamentals of the instrument in order to understand what you are doing. When contacting a possible instructor- be sure that it is clear what you are interested in obtaining from your study.
How much can you afford to spend on lessons?
This is a crucial factor to consider when choosing a drum instructor, as prices for lessons may vary considerably from instructor to instructor. The way tutors wish to be paid often varies as well—some wish to be paid on a pay-per-lesson basis and others monthly, quarterly or annually.
With music study, it is important not to choose a teacher based solely on their tuition rate. Select an instructor based on their background and on what you are interested in.
Nothing beats one-on-one tutoring. A good teacher can help students relinquish any bad habits through direct communication. If you are taught personally by a professional drum teacher, you will be taught the correct techniques. This is an excellent foundation on which to lay your future progress.
Playing the drums is a highly positive and beneficial experience. The drums are a top-notch instrument that needs high-end skill to play. Comfortably competing with all the best musical instruments, drums are affordable. Anyone can play whether you are young or old!
Drumming can become a vehicle for expressing yourself. It can serve as an outlet for all your pent up feelings, whether they be joy and happiness or anger and frustration.
Learning to play the drums can be an opportunity to find a place where you can retreat, and when you have mastered it, you can share your gift with the rest of the world.
Are you new to drumming?
Have you stopped improving and need some help?
Is there a technique that you are finding difficult to master?
No matter your answer to these questions, I am interested in knowing them. Contact me and let us talk about your needs. We can kickstart a unique custom-made drum lesson just for you.