Call 204-487-3664 to start your lessons on Drums
Thinking you’d like to learn how to play the drums?
Private Drumming Classes
Most of our music students learn on a drum kit.
We have both male and female students and typically do not start drum lessons before age 8 as students need to be able to reach both the pedals and the high hat.
We do have some younger music students but suggest they come in for a music “Try It” session 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 drum instruction stresses proper technique so students become good drummers quickly.
The drum students at the River Heights School of Music learn the basics of setting up their drum sets for maximum playability, how to hold the sticks, how to strike the drums and cymbals correctly and music fundementals like how to read music and standard song forms.
In their music classes they learn how to play the snare drum using rudiments such as para-diddles, flams and double stroke rolls so from there they can use those techniques to play the other parts of the drum set.
Integrating the cymbals and the bass drum the music student then can learn the most common drum set patterns used in music.
Other areas of studied covers for the drums.
- 4 Limb independence
- Double bass drum technique
- Jazz and Latin Patterns
We can also prepare drummers for post secondary music program auditions and have mature teachers so adult students can feel more at home.
River Heights School of Music
2025 Corydon Ave. #202
(2nd floor of the Tuxedo Shopping Centre)