Learn drum beats: A drummer's job is to keep time and to accentuate certain elements in the music. A drum beat helps define the feel and style of the music.
Learn rudiments: The rudiments are 40 things every drummer needs to know. They make up the "vocabulary of drumming." The rudiments are basic patterns that you want to be able to play all over the drum kit with all four limbs. They help you with various techniques, sticking patterns and make it easier to play beats and songs. You can look up the 40 rudiments of drumming online and learn them on your own. But if you study with me, I can provide feedback on your rudiments and show you fun ways to play them all over the kit, getting the hands and feet involved. I can help you with the crucial, next step: how to turn the rudiments into beats and identify rudiments in existing beats.
Drumming makes you more coordinated: You will learn to coordinate your body; move your limbs in a certain way to achieve a goal.
Another interesting thing about drumming is you will learn to "de-coordinate" your body. De-coordinate is not a word in the dictionary; I made it up. In other words, your brain will be telling your limb to move a certain direction and you must step in and say "no!"
Want to learn to count time? Know how to read and play in different time signatures? Odd time signatures scare you? They will be no problem when you study with me.
Want to learn to be a good drummer, not just copy songs?
Sounds fun? Don't wait to get started; call today to schedule your first drum lesson.