Understanding Rhythm

  1. How long does it take to learn the drums? (2021 – Updated)

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    The idea of learning any musical instrument, including the drums, can be a little daunting when starting. But fear not! Once you dive a little deeper, you’ll find that it’s all about how you approach it, using the resources available to you, and making sure that you have help available when you need it.  The reality is that small amounts of practice can make a big difference when learning the drums. This is great news for aspiring drummers and hobbyists… Read More

  2. Are you considering drum lessons for children? (2021 – Updated)

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    Drum lessons for children are becoming increasingly popular, particularly in the wake of Covid-19, and the need to find fun and inventive ways of keeping our children engaged and entertained. Recent advances in electronic drum technology and sound reduction also mean that this enjoyable yet often maligned instrument can be effectively learned while maintaining household peace. With more parents and neighbors working from home, and many children still engaging in home-based online studies, this is a significant consideration. We’ve compiled… Read More

  3. Why is reading drum music important? (2021 – Updated)

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    Learning to read drum music notation is often an intimidating thought for many beginner drummers. The good news is that it’s really not as difficult as you might think, and as you will read, the huge benefits are well worth the extra effort. As well as being the universal language of musicians everywhere, understanding music notation can help make your learning experience productive, efficient, and above all, more fun. Don’t underestimate that last point. Keeping a hobby or interest fun… Read More

  4. Do I need to learn music notation to play the drums?

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    Is it worth learning to read music to play the drums? Will reading music notation make me a better drummer? Is it hard to learn to read music and what are the benefits? These are common questions that I am asked on a daily basis at my drum studio in San Diego. This brief article should be a helpful reference for both beginner drummers, and those with more experience. My view on this has always been consistent. Learning to read… Read More