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How to Make Your Student Learn Drums Quickly

Not many parents think highly of drums as a musical instrument. For them, it is too noisy and it doesn’t create any meaningful melody or tune that is characteristic of the music played by other instruments like pianos and guitars. What they don’t know is that drums are a lot more fun to play and provide a host of health benefits for children, too. And if you believe that your kid should be drumming to start on his journey to greater success in life, then you need to start him early. Here’s how you can make your kid learn drums quickly.

Drum Lessons for Young Kids

The fastest way your student will learn how to play the drums is by enrolling him or her in a music studio that provides exceptional drum lessons for kids. You can check music schools in your area if you want to know more about their offerings and music lessons for kids.

Music studios that provide drum lessons for kids must personalise its lessons to fit the unique characteristics and skill levels of its students. This is one of the best ways to teach a kid how to play drums. You’ve got to take your cue from the kid himself and proceed from there. That is why music studios with personalised approach are simply the best when it comes to helping your kid learn to play the drums.

There is another advantage to bringing your kid to a studio for his drum lessons. These facilities come fully equipped with the right musical instruments to help your child develop the basic skills needed to play the drums with slowly-progressing proficiency. It may be just tap-taps at first, but give it a few days and soon enough your kid will be drumming his way to the rhythm of his favourite music.

The most important thing about getting drum lessons for kids is that they can have fun while learning. This is the fundamental premise of teaching kids whether it is playing the drums or building a kit. It should be fun.

Drum-Friendly Home

Getting drum lessons will be for naught if you don’t make your home as drum-friendly as possible. Obviously, the major issue for both you and your neighbours will be the noise created by the drums. Yes, it can really be noisy. However, you can also do some things to help dampen the noise. You can designate a room in your house that can serve as your child’s exclusive drum studio.

Alternatively and if your budget allows, you may want to invest in materials that you can install in the walls of the drum room to help absorb sound. You may need to consider the implications of such an investment, though. If your child is clearly showing a huge interest in playing the drums, then installing such acoustic-absorbing materials is well worth it.

Providing your child his own drum set to use at home as well as other resources to help augment the lessons from the music studio can also help.

Supportive Family

Children thrive on the approval of their parents and siblings. If they see that you are happy with what they are doing this gives them the motivation to do a lot better. You can show your support in a variety of ways. Coming up with a drum-friendly home such as what we discussed above helps. More importantly, however, is the emotional and psychological support that you provide your child.

Listening to your child while he is playing the drums and being physically and emotionally present every time he is having drum lessons also conveys the message that you are happy with what he is doing and that you are proud to have him as your kid.

The support should not only come from you, however. Every member of your family should be supportive of your kid’s drumming endeavours. Nothing can be more rewarding than seeing your whole family cheering you on as you play the drums to your heart’s content.

Helping your child to learn how to play the drums quickly can be accomplished by enlisting him in certified drum lessons for kids. Equally important, however, are making your home drum-friendly and having everyone in your family provide support for your kid.

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About the author:

Darren Perkins is a drummer, teacher, and the owner of Red Drum Music Studio, a studio in Melbourne that teaches kids – and kids at heart – how to play drums. During his spare time, he’s usually online researching the coolest drums and other music topics. Check out their website to learn more about music.

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2 Comments

  1. Robin Steinweg

    Darren, good article. My mother drummed in all-girl bands through the Big Band era. She passed the drums on to our oldest son. I remember him coming to us, asking us to listen to his “new tune.” We always thought of drums musically. It’s not noise! It’s awesome! The joys of having a drummer in the house are many.

  2. E. Kalman

    Briefly explained!! Teaching yourself how to play an instrument is a challenge. Imagine learning something which you don’t have any idea of what it is all about–and learning it all by yourself. But thanks to such a great article…

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