One of the most natural forms of musical expression, drums and percussion instruments date as far back as primitive times where societies would use these instruments as communication signals in addition to using them for times of celebration and song. Even without an instrument, though, if you’ve ever caught yourself toe-tapping, finger-snapping, or hand-clapping along to a song, you’ve participated in a music-making experience as a percussionist! Best suited for children 5 years old and up, the drums are a fantastic choice for kids who are fun-loving, kinesthetic learners!
Constructed simply of a membrane (also known as a “skin”) stretched over a hollow frame, the drums sound is produced when the drummer strikes the membrane with his or her hand or by using a drumstick, causing it to vibrate. By rearranging the placement of the beats and their duration, we create rich, rhythmic patterns as a foundation for melody and harmony to be built upon. Our drum lessons incorporate a focus on creative expression so that students not only learn about rhythm but can apply that knowledge into beats they create on their own!
We offer drum lessons in Calabasas to students of all ages. While we specialize in lessons for beginners, we offer intermediate and advanced level lessons as well. Whether you’re starting from scratch or wanting to take your existing skills to the next level, we can help you!