We like to think of our lessons as genre-independent, but if you have a particular interest, please let us know! You will learn all of the rudiments of drumming, and they will apply seamlessly to rock, pop, jazz, metal, or other sub-genres.
We Start With the Basics
You will learn the different components of the drum set, how to hold the sticks, how to strike the drum with your left and right hands. We will also introduce you to the pedal, high hat, and more. The next step would be to play basic rhythms with backing tracks – you will play real music along the way, and if you have favorites, please let us know. We will also set you up with practice material to work on with your own time.
Your Progression To Intermediate Drumming Techniques
After we get the basic rudiments out of the way, we can progress to diddles and paradiddle, double stroke rolls, flams, drag riffs, and more. We will build on the initial rudiments you have learned, so you should be able to introduce new techniques every week if you keep practicing and following our guidance.
Advanced Drum Lessons in San Antonio
It’s always exciting when you have learned the basic rudiments of drumming – you are now ready to improvise your own fills, break into advanced grooves, play in mixed grooves, and sight read (yes, drummers have to read notes too!). Lessons may get more genre-specific at this point, and if you want to focus on jazz, fusion, or something else, speak with your teacher.