Our Drum Lesson Programs
Drum Lessons are held in the leafy South-west Brisbane suburb of Forest Lake 4078.
With 2 acoustic drum kits setup for easy demonstrations as well as a host of other toys to enhance the learning and lesson experience. Such as electronic drums and sample pads, recording equipment and other musical instruments. All you need to bring is your sticks and a folder for handout sheets, everything else is provided.
Both 30 minutes & 60 minutes weekly lessons are held in 10 week term blocks which correspond with the Qld state school calendar terms.
Drum lessons cover all styles as well as learning to read, theory, rudiments and more.
Relaxed & Friendly
Our Programs Are Tailored To Suit You
Reading & Theory
Music theory is in my opinion a vital tool to help us better understand how music conceptually functions and reading music notation will be beneficial in many musical situations. It allows us to communicate with other musicians about pieces of music or musical ideas as well as expanding our creativity on our instrument.
Playing an instrument can be so much fun. the goal of which is to make music. We learn to keep time while playing along to songs. We cover many patterns you’ll hear in top 40 songs both current and previous generations across a vast array of genres. Students can even record a play through cover video once they’ve learnt a song.
Rudiments are the rhythmic building blocks of our vocabulary. There are 40 Standard rudiments on the Rudiment chart. There are multiple ways to play and orchestrate these around the drum set. There are also modern day Hybrid Rudiments such as the Herta and Blushda which are becoming increasingly used in modern kit playing
Jazz/Latin/Reggae & more
There’s so much good music out there why limit yourself? Each genre of drumming has it’s unique style and language. While there are no rules it often helps taking this into account. A ‘Bossa Nova’ or ‘Mozambique’ may sound more at home in a Latin based tune than playing a straight ‘Rock Beat’.
Complex musical ideas
Tackling the question “what is time…. keeping?” An in-depth look into an array of fascinating and tricky set of complex musical ideas. Be warned there may be a little maths involved.
If you need assistance in purchasing or maintaining drum gear I’m happy to help. Drums may all look similar but there’s a big difference between the quality. I’ve spent years keeping up to date with drum innovations and the latest technology and have a wealth of knowledge of product range.
what age do you start teaching?
Each student is ready to start in their own time. 7yo is generally a good age to start drum lessons but some benefit from waiting a little longer. There’s always the option of a one off lesson to see how they find it.
do i need a drumkit to start lessons?
Not to start with however at some stage you will need to invest a drum kit to practice on if you want to make progress. I wouldn’t rush out and buy your child a drumkit if they’re new to drum lessons until you are sure they’re wanting to continue and put in regular practice. A practice pad, pair of sticks and a free metronome app is all that’s needed to start.
Acoustic drums vs Electronic drums, Which should I get?
This depends on your personal situation. Which will allow you to practice more? How much space do you have? What’s your budget? (edrums will set you back roughly twice as much for a decent kit) Can you make loud noise without annoying others? Acoustic drums are generally preferable however electronic kits have come along way. Whichever you choose should be based on what will allow you to practice more.
Where do i buy drumsticks from?
Music stores generally don’t have much of a drum department so not all stores will have the right size sticks. The music spot at browns plains is the closest to lessons but are limited in stock. I highly recommend Just Percussion. Make sure you get a decent brand and stay away from the cheaper sticks. I good pair should cost $20 up. Please don’t purchase sticks from JBHiFi or School Locker. Or cheaper lines. Vic Firth American Classics, Meinl, Promark, Zildjian all make good sticks.
Will you come to mine to teach me?
Unfortunately no sorry, my music equipment is essential to optimising the learning experiences. Lessons are back to back so i wouldn’t be able to fit in travelling to students locations.
Do you do a free trial lesson?
No I don’t sorry. You’re welcome to book in a lesson to see how you go but all one-off trial lessons are charged for. You will also need your own sticks for all drum lessons
Ready to pursue
There’s never been a better time to start drum lessons!