Drum & Percussion Lessons
As a child, did you like to bang on pots and pans with wooden spoons or silverware? Do you drum rhythms with your thumbs at your desk or dinner table? From primal beats and sticks on stones came the first musical instrument—aside from the human voice, anyway: the drums. If you feel the need to beat a rhythm, you should consider in-home or studio drum lessons.
California Music Studios works with qualified musical instructors who can teach you the fundamentals of percussion instruments to show you that banging sticks on a snare is a true art and discipline. Instruction includes things like posture and ergonomics, which play an important role when you learn to play drums as they allow you to play with optimal sound and rhythm while staying comfortable and loose. The drum teachers we work with will also teach you how to optimally configure your drum kit.
California Music Studios works with independently established drum teachers specializing in a variety of percussion instruments. Teachers use refined techniques, and they would love to help make it easier for you to learn to play drums. We work with instructors who provide drum lessons in Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, and all other parts of Southern California for kids and adults of all ages.
Drum lessons are designed to help you feel confident and excited. It is fun to learn about percussion with the help of California Music Studios. Through San Diego drum lessons, you can learn the difference between banging pots and pans and playing a beat. Your instructor can teach you catchy jazz or funk drumming and tribal beats or show you the proper technique to rock a drum set. Drum lessons in Los Angeles are a ton of fun for kids, but adults can join in on the good times as well. It is never too late to learn the drums. Do laidback jazz drumming or, as the Dire Straits sang in “Money for Nothing,” bang on the bongos like a chimpanzee.
- Why should I learn the drums?
- Am I too young or too old to learn drums?
- Do I need to know how to read music?
Drums were the first musical instrument and have become a global element for centuries. Rhythm is a universal language, so much so that drums appear in some form in every culture of the world. They are easy to learn and produce a visual and visceral response that you won’t find in other instruments.
As long as your child can sit behind a drum set with both feet resting on the foot pedals, he or she is good to go. With proper technique and posture, you don’t have to worry about aggravating joint pains. Drums are an all-age instrument, whether you’re in elementary school or retired.
Although knowing how to read music does help with understanding basic notation, it is definitely not required. Through repetition and instruction, you will learn note values, time signatures, and rests. It may seem confusing at first but with just a few lessons, you should gain an understanding of notation and playing advanced rhythms and drumming patterns.
Fun links for inspiration:
- The Chicago Bucket Boys doing what they do best
- Steve Moore—The Mad Drummer—tearing it up
- The great Buddy Rich battling it out with Animal on The Muppet Show