Music Lesson Courses
BASIC Level 1
This course is designed as entry-level course of study, and focuses on developing the rudimentary technical and musicianship skills required for further study, as well as an introduction to rhythm section playing and the four foundation styles of Rock, Jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian.
Reading Proficiency Program 1:
Description: - Primary focus provides drummers with the essentials to development of reading skills. Performance of single-line snare drum notation including solos. Emphasis on notation (quarter, eighth, sixteenth notes & rests) dynamics & music form. Consists of a series of progressivelevels.
Instrumental Technical Proficiency 1:
Description: Primary focus provides drummers with the essentials to development hand technique. Students are introduced to the study of rudimental drumming as the foundation for a solid drumming technique. Emphasis on Grip, Fulcrum, Rebound, including:
Style Preparation 1
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency Program 1 or the ability to read single line music to an acceptable level.
Description: - Primary focus provides drummers with development of abilities on the drum set.
Emphasis on “time keeping” functions within a rhythm section. Students work on their instrument to develop the conceptual framework and application of applied techniques to perform in a rhythm section setting in a designated contemporary root style.
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