Drum Ambition is an online video drum lesson platform for beginner drummers of all ages - including children. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, 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 adapt to the ever-changing situation.
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.
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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 100 videos is written and presented by our Founder, Simon DasGupta.
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.
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 our free lessons to see if our approach suits you. If you have any questions, you can always reach out to us. All of our plans include Live Chat and Email support, and our Concierge Plan comes with a once-monthly optional video chat with Simon, where you can discuss progress, answer questions, and set goals. Parents are welcome to participate in these meetings.
You'll undoubtedly have many questions about how to start, from buying the right equipment to developing good practice habits. We have a range of free resources that answer these questions, as well as our e-book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for Beginner Drummers.
For parents looking to continue or supplement their child's existing drum education.
The last year has certainly changed the way we do business, and that very much includes drum education. Although many schools and private teaching facilities are starting to reopen in some places, there are still many areas where these services are still unavailable. And with Covid-19 being an ongoing and fluid situation, parents are still looking for ways to keep their children engaged and moving forward with their drumming.
At Drum Ambition, we are 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. If your child has been taking lessons at school or with a private teacher, it's a good idea to browse our curriculum, particularly the beats and fills and music notation contents. You can then decide if Drum Ambition is a logical next step while waiting to return to your teacher.
Keeping the dialogue open with your existing teacher.
As an advocate for drum teachers, our first recommendation is that parents continue to discuss the current situation with their child's teacher. If your local teaching studio is still closed, it's a good idea 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 still facing huge challenges right now. Provided you are willing to accept these sessions' possible limitations; this could be a good option for you.
Transitioning from in-person to online drum lessons.
If the options outlined above are not available, or you are seeking a change of direction, we are here to help you. If you have any questions or concerns, open a chat using the blue chat icon on your screen's lower right. If you prefer, you can email [email protected].