Why Take Drum Lessons?
Drums have been around since man first took a stick and hit something. While it may appear a simple concept, playing any form of drum or percussion instrument well takes time. Today you can find information on playing most anywhere. Books, videos, the internet or maybe a family member. All these sources can be helpful, but how do you decide the best and most efficient way to get started. That is the job of a professional instructor. Books and the internet can not answer specific questions or listen to your playing and point out specific flaws in your technique but a professional teacher can. They can show you the proper way to do things, how to organize you practice time and how to avoid developing bad habits. They can also help you choose the right equipment to fit your needs. If you want to be a competent percussionist you need a competent drum teacher. A professional with years of experience who not only can show you how to do something but how to do it the right way.
Selecting The Right Drum or Percussion Teacher
There are many types of drums and percussion instruments out there. From the basic drum set to hand percussion instruments to keyboard instruments. Each instrument requires a different technique and very few teachers are masters of all of them. That is why it VERY important to choose the right teacher. While some may be amazing on one instrument, that does not necessarily transfer to another percussion instrument. Once you decide which particular instrument you wish to learn, you need to seek out an instructor who knows that instrument inside and out. Learning to play any instrument takes time and you need to know that your teacher is in it for the duration so it's always best to choose a professional who has decided to dedicate their lives to teaching and performing. Professionals familiar with the different playing styles and how they are applied.
Standardized Lesson Programs Vs Personalized Lesson Programs
A standardized program is one where all students study using the same curriculum. While these programs will teach you to how to play, a personalized lesson program may prove to be more enjoyable and allow you to study the style you are most interested in.
Choosing A School
There are many choices out there so it is important to consider all the offerings a school may have and how long they have been around. Schools that have been in business for 10 or 20 or more years must be doing something right and on the top of your list. With the diverse types of percussion instruments available it is also important to know that your instructor is competent to teach the particular instrument you have chosen. Also consider there is more to becoming a true musician than just learning to play and a good school should offer programs that offer students an opportunity to work with other musicians in a actual band situation. Students who have the opportunity to use their newly learned skills in a band tend to practice more and are more likely to continue to enjoy their lessons.
Our school is conveniently located in Raleigh, NC. All instructors at our Music School are working professionals in the music industry and come from diverse performance and educational backgrounds. We carefully screen all potential instructors to ensure that only those truly committed to teaching are accepted. Our much copied Rock School is the only one in the area to offer year-round band programs for kids and adults, to ensure that our students have an ongoing musical experience that will take their abilities to the next level.
Learn More About Our Programs
At the 2112 School of Musical Arts we have instructors who specialize in most percussion instruments. From drum set to hand drums or tuned keyboard percussion, we have experienced instructors available for each instrument. Our instructors have diverse skill sets and perform regularly in many professional situations from rock and jazz combos to symphony orchestras.
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