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A young student enjoys Drum Kit Lessons in Wandsworth, SW London

Drum Kit Lessons

The drum kit plays a star role in any band. It brings vitality and colour to the music and is literally the heartbeat fuelling the band and providing the energy that makes the music vibrant and exciting.

Ability Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Age 5yrs to Adult

Size Individual Joint Group

When
  • Fri:
  • Thurs:
  • 3.45pm - 7.30pm
  • 6.45pm - 8.15pm

Where WHB Academy, Kimber Road SW18

Cost £90 | £135 | £230 per 10 lesson term

Tutors
  • Julian Fenton

Enjoy learning Drum Kit

Drums can be likened to the wind in the trees, or waves crashing on the shore – driving nature’s innate rhythm. Whether played loudly or softly, the drums emphasise the personality of a piece of music – accentuating and orchestrating the rhythmic pulse.

Good drumming doesn’t just happen it takes work.

Drum lessons at World Heart Beat Music Academy embrace and encompass musicianship; technique; drum set coordination; reading and interpreting drum set charts; and repertoire development. This will all be in the context of common groove patterns found in Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Funk, Rock, Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban music.

Throughout their leaning, our young musicians are exposed to a wide variety of drumming styles from the great artists and drum masters and with good musicianship, fluency and performance being at the heart of our teaching. Added to this, our students are able to gain a great sense of freedom, and a better feel for their instrument, by playing with others. We invite and encourage all of our drummers to attend our jazz classes and to join our 51st State Band, as well as the variety of World Heart Beat contemporary ensembles.

Musicians you should listen to…

  • Tony Williams
  • Elvin Jones
  • Jimmy Cobb
  • Louis Hayes
  • Art Blakey
  • Jeff Tain Watts
  • Steve Gadd
  • Simon Philips
  • Gary Husband
  • Mark Mondesir
  • Jack De Johnette
  • Narada Michael Walden
  • Terry Bozio

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