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In our Drum Lessons for Beginners course, you will be gaining an understanding of the different forms of rock, jazz, Latin and other styles, various beats and rhythmic motifs.

We start with an essential warm-up and reading exercises, syncopation and getting a grip on basic musical terms. We will also explore more efficient ways to organise your practice session. This course is designed to help you develop the ability to keep solid time and practice many different styles with an authentic feel.

We will learn dynamic levels, from soft to loud and look at how to maintain good posture when sitting at the drums.

Finally, we will look at the bass drum and hi-hat technique, and understand the importance of developing good listening skills all in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Get a feeling for rhythm and find out how you can execute the grooves as you gain a basic understanding of the instrument. By the end of this course, you should be able to read music, count time and play simple rudiments, as you develop hand and feet coordination.

Drumming goes beyond just maintaining a beat. This course will help you begin your journey on an instrument that has the potential for unparalleled rhythmic expression.

Lessons will be tailored to suit individual interests and needs.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this drumming for beginners course, you should be able to:

  • play simple grooves on the drum kit
  • play various rudiments on the side drum
  • achieve some independence and coordination with the four limbs

Ideal for

This course is designed for everyone who wishes to play the drums. No prior experience is needed.

Course content

  • Introduction to the drum kit - what is what
  • Standard drum kit notation
  • Basic rudiments
  • Independence and coordination exercises
  • Reading music rhythm material
  • Bass drum and hi-hat control
  • Grooves

We will provide

  • Practice pads
  • Handouts

Please bring to class

  • A pair of drumsticks
  • Pen and paper

Venue

Rozelle Campus 2A Gordon Street Rozelle NSW 2039

The campus is situated on the corner of Gordon St and Victoria Rd in Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church). If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road and you must access Gordon Street from Lilyfield Road.

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Drum Lessons for Beginners

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Drum Lessons for Beginners

<p>Learn how to play the drums in a variety of styles with our groovy <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/music">music &amp; singing short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

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$199 Limited inc GST / $149 / $159.20 / $179.10

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  • said: The teacher was most knowledgeable and had an easy going style. He made the course material easy to understand and it was entertaining just playing along. It was a fantastic introduction to drumming and really understanding if I had the necessary coordination skills to keep playing in the future.

  • said: Absolutely lovely instructor. It was nice to be taught by someone who is so passionate about the drums. The classes made me very motivated to continue learning and made it feel like it was something tangible that I could get better at. If I want to continue I feel like I have been given the resources to do so.

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