While drums and percussion instruments are among the oldest musical instruments, the modern drum kit is among the newest. A creation of the twentieth century, the modern drum kit came into being when someone realised that instead of hiring a snare drummer player, a bass drummer, and a cymbal player, you could could get one person to do all three (OK, there’s a bit more to it than that). The drum kit was developed back when jazz music was being born and the instrument has evolved with jazz and the genres of music it spawned.
We offer drum lessons to drummers of all levels, so no matter if you don’t know your paradiddle from your pataflala or you want to develop your linear phrasing chops, our drum teacher can help you achieve your goals. You can learn a wide range of styles including rock, funk, blues, jazz, R&B, pop, reggae and more. We’ll work on subjects including technique, reading, grooves, improvisation, independence and coordination, rudiments, dynamics, getting around the kit and versatility.
Q: Do I need to own a drum kit to learn how to play drums?
A: Yes. Although you can take a few taster lessons before committing yourself to a life of drums, you will have to get a drum kit or drum practice kit if you want to learn to play. You will also need a pair of drum sticks and a practice pad.
Q: Are drums the easiest instrument to play?
A: It’s pretty easy to get to grips with a couple of basic beats but to learn how to play the drums to any level of competence is as hard as any other instrument.
Q: Are drums noisy?
A: Yes. There is a lot you can do to reduce the noise a drum kit makes. You can buy drum silencer pads, muffle the kit with appropriate products or make your own muffling or you could use a practice kit.
To book your drum lesson with us, give us a call on 020 8200 5510 or use our music lessons enquiry form.
We are easily accessible to people in Colindale, Hendon, Golders Green, Kingsbury, Kenton, Wembley, Harrow, Edgware, Stanmore, Cricklewood, Neasden, Kilburn.