Drum Lesson FAQ

Please feel free to email us if you have any questions.

Q: What does my child need for lessons?
A: A plastic sleeve folder for music, a pair of sticks and a drum pad.

Q: Should I buy a drumkit now? (asked before any lessons have taken place)
A: No you shouldn’t. An entire drumkit isn’t needed for the first 6-12 months of learning. There are plenty of techniques and co-ordination exercises students can practice without a drumkit as a beginner. Giving them a goal of having a drumkit eventually encourages them to practice more.

Q: How often should my child be practicing?
A: Total beginners should be trying to do at least 10 minutes a day. Over time, it should increase steadily.

Q: What size sticks should I buy?
A: Generally a sticks girth increases the lower the number is. So children would usually be suited to 7A’s and adults at 5A’s. Choose a good pair of sticks. Cheap pairs are cheap because they aren’t strong enough or weighted correctly.

Q: My child isn’t having as much fun as they thought they were going to, should we stop lessons?
A: Stopping is not a good idea. No instrument is fun immediately. It only becomes fun when you understand the basics and have a competency level that allows you to play along to more music.

Q: We want our child to take a break in the holidays from lessons, do you think this is okay?
A: Not really. If they’re already used to practicing 1 hour every day it’s okay and they should come back hungry for more. If they don’t practice much they should continue lessons. Students go home with homework to keep their minds focused on what they need to remember and improve upon, even in holidays. Not doing any over 2-3 week periods means they come back actually worse than when they left. This is true for all subjects of learning.

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