Have you always wanted to learn to play the drums but starting from scratch is holding you back?
You will be happy to know that the drums are an instrument that you can start playing from scratch without prior musical knowledge, and enjoying the process from the beginning.
In this article, I will explain how, through drum lessons for beginners, I will help you take your first steps towards where you are willing to go with this incredible instrument.
¿Why the drums?
The drums are one of the most exciting instruments you can learn to play. Not only is it fun, but it is also a great way to release stress and improve your coordination skills among other things.
We very often comment with my students how grateful this instrument is, in the sense that with “little” you can do a lot. That is to say, with basic and simple things that you will learn in the first drum classes, you will be able to play on a simple song or accompany another instrument without any inconvenience.
You can see some examples of beginner students in the following link: videos of fragments of drum classes.
What kind of student are you?
Not everyone has the same desire or the same time to start playing an instrument. But, even if you have little time but a lot of desire, the drums are an instrument for you.
After the trial class I offer (which, by the way, is free!), I always ask my students the following question: What kind of student are you? I mean, what do you expect?, What amount of time are you willing to dedicate to it during the week?.
For this, I usually present the three most common cases, so that, overcoming the differences of each personal case, they can choose which one they identify with. In this way, by feeling identified with any of these three cases, we are already in a position to begin to chart the path forward. These are:
- “I don’t have time to dedicate to it during the week, I will only be able to do the class.” This type of student seeks to make drums part of their life as a hobby and thus have this contact with music in the form of a weekly activity. By practicing in weekly sessions you will be able to play simple songs that you like and also play accompanied by the guitar. You can see videos of my students’ classes by clicking on this link.
- “Apart from class, I want to dedicate one or two hours a week, take homework and practice at home.” This type of student can dedicate a little more time per week, and practices at home a series of exercises and songs that we see in class. You will be able to play more complex songs in less time. Then, who knows, maybe he’ll keep it up as a hobby or find other people at his level so he can play together or start a band.
- “I have the desire and energy to practice a little every day.” This type of student is determined to progress quickly with the instrument and, in drum classes, I can help them advance at the pace that their commitment dictates. With patience and motivation you can achieve goals very quickly and play like you never imagined.
I don’t have a drum kit yet, what options do I have?
If your case is the first of the three raised in the previous point, don’t worry! My studio is equipped with everything you need for you to practice and enjoy each drum lesson.
If your case is the second or third, the options are the following:
- You can rent a space by the hour where you will have a complete drum kit with which you can practice without any problem. Prices usually range between €5 and €7 per hour. In the following link you can find places in Barcelona where you can go practice drums for hours.
- You can buy an electronic drum kit. It is the “silent” option that many students who live in apartments choose so they can practice at home. In the following link you can find some useful posts I have done about electronic drums.
- The third option is more complicated and expensive. That is, buy an acoustic drum kit and rent a rehearsal space monthly. I honestly don’t recommend it if you are taking beginner drum lessons. Yes, it is a good idea once some time has passed and you are clear that you like the instrument and want to make an economic investment.
- Parallel to all this, you can invest in a Practice Pad to do technique and reading exercises at home, without disturbing anyone. The pad is a base that is usually made of wood with a rubber surface that emulates the bounce of a snare. Depending on the size, they are usually between €15 and €45.
I hope this post has been useful to you. Having more or less clear what type of student you are and the options you have to practice, you already have enough gained when it comes to considering taking classes. So…GO ON!
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Drum lessons for beginners in Barcelona
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