We always say, if you have a heartbeat, you can play percussion! Of percussion instruments, and perhaps all instruments, the drum set is arguably the most fun to play. It is deeply rooted in the human experience; artifacts of hand drums have been discovered that date back to 6,000 years and older.
The drum set we know today is a relatively young instrument, around the early 1900’s the modern drum set started to take shape. Thus, the art of drumming is changing every day and we aim to keep our students on the cutting edge of method and technique. We’re happy to provide the most interactive and fun drum lessons Boise has to offer!
At your drum lessons we’ll not only help you develop a strong musical foundation, we’ll also teach you a variety of popular songs so you can play with other musicians.
At Boise Music Lessons, our drummers get a healthy dose of:
- Modern drum set method and technique
- Hand drum method and technique on:
- Various concert percussion and mallet instruments
- Piano familiarization
- Drum stick rudiments
- Rhythm reading
- Drum set setup, tuning, and maintenance
- Musicianship and etiquette
- Performance skills
- Live & recording microphone placement
And, as always, let us know if there’s something special you want to learn and we’ll make it happen.
Fun Fact: did you know we encourage our pianists warm up on the drum set before their lessons? The drum set uses all four limbs, cross-body motion, and rhythmic independence concepts just like the piano, which makes them perfect companions!