As you can imagine, we have received many questions from parents who are either looking for ways for their children to continue their drum education, or who are looking for fun new hobbies while we continue to get to grips with the Covid-19 situation, and better times beyond.
In this article, we'll tell you about how we can help you, and point you in the direction of some great free resources so that you can see if we are a good fit. For parents of new drummers, we'll also direct you to some resources that will answer questions you'll no doubt have on drums, equipment, learning, and sound control.
At Drum Ambition, our mission is to be the best place to learn drums online. Our approach, long before Covid-19, was to recreate the experience of a one-to-one drum lesson from the comfort of your home, while having fun, and learning at your own pace. Every one of our 85 videos has been written and presented by our Founder, Simon DasGupta, based on over 20 years of helping drummers of all ages and levels achieve their goals.
Continuing your child's existing drum education.
The last few months have certainly changed the way we do business, and that very much includes drum education. With many schools and private drum studios closed, and home visits affected by social distancing guidelines, parents are looking for ways to keep their children engaged, and moving forward with their drumming. As the owner of a private drum studio myself (which has been closed since mid-March), I am fully aware of the need to support parents, keep children motivated, and make sure their efforts to date are not wasted or put on hold.
As an advocate for drum teachers, and as a career drum teacher myself, my first hope is that parents have discussed the current situation with their child's teacher, to see if there is any online offering available that could continue the relationship, ensure consistency, and support the teacher at the same time. Make no mistake, music teachers are facing huge challenges right now. Provided you are willing to accept the possible limitations of these sessions, this could be a good option for you.
If these options are not available, or you are seeking a change of direction, we are here to help you. Our curriculum is based on over 20 years of teaching experience, working with aspiring drummers of all ages - including children from elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. We recommend viewing the Beats and Fills, and Music Notation section of our curriculum pages, and discussing the content with your child. We're confident that our videos will provide new and engaging content, and if you have any questions, you can always reach out to us. The next step would be to view our free content, to see if our teaching style is a good fit for you.
Finally, while all of our plans include Live Chat and Email support, our Pro and Rockstar Plans come with a once-monthly optional video chat with Simon. Here we can discuss progress, answer questions, and set goals.
For parents of new drummers.
Learning a musical instrument is a wonderful skill to learn, but most importantly, it's a lot of fun when approached in the right way. At Drum Ambition, we focus on the important fundamentals, and make the experience fun, understandable, and attainable. We know that as the parent of a budding drummer, you probably have many questions, and so we have compiled a list of popular articles to help. Also, we do have over an hour of free lessons available, so that you can see if we are a good fit for you, and most importantly, if your child enjoys this style of learning. If you have any questions, please reach out to us. We are here to help you.
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