Drums / Percussion
Students will learn the fundamentals of drumming. This includes proper drum kit setup, maintenance and tuning of the drum set, rudiments (various stroke rolls, paradiddles, etc.), and the importance of keeping steady time.
After mastering the fundamentals, students will focus on various styles of drumming including rock, blues, jazz, and afro-Cuban. They will be taught song arranging, working as a percussion ensemble and with the bass player, as well as other rhythm-section musicians. Techniques for playing a multitude of percussion instruments will also be explored. Instruction will include hands-on playing, studying and playing along with great recordings, and video instruction.