We offer a wide variety of drum lessons or percussion classes. Most of our students learn on a drum kit. We have both male and female students and usually start drum lessons at age 8 and older as students need to be able to reach both the pedal and the cymbals. We do have some younger students but suggest they come in for a trial drum lesson to see if they are big enough to get started. Drum lessons are taught on a drum kit in our studios but students are able to get started practicing at home on practice pads before purchasing or renting a drum kit. Our drums lessons stress proper technique and music reading so students become good drummers quickly. Private drum lessons are available in 30 minute and 1 hour lengths.
In addition to learning what they really want in their drum lessons, our students will also learn how to read drum music (a major asset when it comes to school bands) participate in optional drum exams, and learn how to improvise on the drums. All drum lessons at the Academy incorporate a wide variety of musical styles which will help them develop an appreciation for both old, and new drum music.
Optional Drum Exams
The Academy of Music drum program is carefully graded to ensure that students learn all the important aspects of modern drumming. They may also take regular performance exams so you can be sure they are really learning how to play the drums.
Our drum students get even more out of their lessons by participating in rock/pop bands.
Call or visit the Academy of Music in Oakville or Georgetown to start learning the drums today:
Oakville Tel: (905) 845-1227
1026 Speers Road (Speers Rd. And Fourth Line)
Georgetown Tel: (905) 877-2770
330 Guelph Street (next to Tim Horton's)