"What is the best age to start drum lessons?"
-Best age for kids is between ages 5-7:
Kids in this age range are more impressionable and are more likely to retain information taught to them. Plus it is easier for parents to help their kids practice lesson material at home in this age range.
"My kid is in the school band,
so he/she doesn't need private instruction...
it's all the same right?"
School bands are not able to provide the personal attention needed for each student to pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses...Plus there are a host of other issues too.
(contact the studio at 412-225-9859).
"I am an adult who always wanted to play. Is it too late?"
As long as you are willing to practice the material from lessons you will be fine!
"We are not ready for drum lessons because
we don't have a drum set"
For drum lessons, YOU DO NOT NEED A DRUM SET. All necessary equipment is offered from any one of our STARTER PACKS.
So there is not a big financial or space investment here!
And the list of questions goes on and on...so contact the studio at 412-225-9859
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some benefits of
Taking Drum Lessons!
Successful Drum Students:
-Progress exponentially faster than their school band counterparts
who do not take lessons
-Are far more skilled than their school band counterparts who do not train privately
-Realize that the better musician you are, the more fun the instrument is to play
-Ask Intelligent Questions during their lessons
-Contribute more to their school bands; are of great assistance
to their school band directors
-Typically succeed academically; have strong study habits
-Know how to balance time between schoolwork and activities
(i.e. Sports, School Clubs, and of course DRUMS!)
-Lead healthy social lives; maintain a healthy circle of friends and
typically stay out of trouble
-DON’T PLAY VIDEO GAMES ALL DAY LONG!!! LOL!
Parents of Successful Drum Students:
-Are aware of (or at least loosely aware of) what their child
is learning at their drum lessons
-Keep an open line of communication with their child’s drum teacher
-Make it a point to assist their child with practicing at home
(especially younger children)
-Make sure that their child arrives at lessons on time every week
-Give their child’s drum teacher plenty of notice in the event of missing the weekly lesson
-Make sure that their child has the equipment needed for drum lessons
(books, sticks, practice pad, etc)
-BRAG TO EVERYONE ABOUT HOW WELL
THEIR CHILD PLAYS THE DRUMS!!!! LOL!
Successful Drum Teachers:
-Can promptly develop a healthy rapport with their students and their parents
-Have an open line of communication with their students and their parents
-Are genuinely concerned about seeing their students progress as musicians
-Make every effort to clearly illustrate the drum lesson material to the drum student
(the more that the student understands what is expected of them from week to week,
the easier it is for he/she to have progress in practicing at home)
-Love to see their students grow into successful young adults
-Are knowledgeable; have mastered Snare Drumming and Drum Set
-Demand steady work habits from their students while at the same time
not taking things too seriously
-“Sharpen the Saw;” drum teachers must practice regularly themselves to
keep their own skills sharp
-Regularly attend seminars and conventions in the drumming industry to keep up with current trends and shares this info with students and parents
-LOVE WHAT THEY DO!!!