Drums

drums

House of Music drum students will acquire all of the skills necessary to be a successful drummer in a band.

Lessons will focus on rhythm, coordination and stick techniques as well as complex skills such as four-way coordination and poly- rhythms. There will also be an emphasis on ear training, through which students will learn to recognize drum patterns in popular music and other genres. Ultimately students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the drummer’s role in an ensemble and will be able to play with other musicians in a variety of styles. A drummer’s ability to meld musically with other musicians while supporting them rhythmically is critical and can only be learned by playing with others.

We offer one-on-one instruction combining traditional methodology with modern teaching techniques, including interpretation of rhythm, theory and composition for lesson-only students and those involved in the performance groups.

Private lessons are designed to develop independent musical skills as well as to support the instruction received in group rehearsals. Ensemble playing enhances a student’s ability to hear and respond to music as it is most frequently played. The group setting also provides powerful social reinforcement for music appreciation and encourages practicing.

Four Levels of Performance-Based Groups


All student musicians enrolled in our Advanced Student Performance Program
will receive:

  • 40-minute weekly private music lesson.
  • Weekly two and one half hour band rehearsal to prepare for the rock concert
  • Enhanced learning in key areas such as stage performance, harmonies,
    musicianship and more
  • Choice of new show themes every season

All student musicians enrolled in our Intermediate Student Performance
Program will receive:

  • 40-minute weekly private music lesson.
  • Weekly one and one half hour band rehearsal to prepare for the rock concert
  • Enhanced learning in key areas such as stage performance, harmonies,
    musicianship and more
  • Choice of new show themes every season

All student musicians enrolled in our Beginner Student Performance Program
will receive:

  • 30-minute weekly private music lesson.
  • Weekly hour band rehearsal
  • Enhanced learning in key areas such as stage performance, harmonies,
    musicianship and more
  • Input on show themes every season

All student musicians enrolled in our Adult Student Performance Program will
receive:

  • 40-minute weekly private music lesson.
  • Weekly two and one half hour band rehearsal to prepare for the rock concert
  • Enhanced learning in key areas such as stage performance, harmonies,
    musicianship and more
  • Choice of new show themes every season