Pick Up Your Sticks and Stick To It
The drums are often called the “backbone” of a musical group, and a drummer is key to keeping the beat for other instruments in any style of music. Whether classical, country, rock or latin, drums keep a band in time and ensure that the additional instruments fit together solidly.
Despite the fact that you may be the world’s greatest air-drummer, becoming an excellent drummer takes diligent training and a lot of experience. There are video tutorials and other outlets available for learning drums, but many of them overlook bad habits that are commonly developed when learning to play the drums. If these habits become engrained, they can cause injuries, carpel tunnel syndrome or tendinitis. This is why it is important to take drum lessons from a knowledgeable drum instructor. All Music By Ross drum teachers are trained in matching your drum lessons to your age and skill level. Let Music By Ross help you exceed your goals as a drummer, today!
Here are some advantages to taking private in-home drum lessons:
- Fully customized lessons – no “one size fits all” lessons
- No traffic and no scheduling hassles – take lessons in your best learning environment
- Learn to play the drums from a certified, professional drum instructor
Music By Ross also offers training in all types of percussion.
Why take lessons?
When you first start learning how to play an instrument, holding a note for a couple of beats or hitting a high pitch feels like an amazing achievement. As you practice and become a more experienced musician, making music enjoyable, not only to your ear but to others’ as well, is a very rewarding experience. Taking music lessons from an experienced instructor who knows how to assess individual skill levels and tailor your lessons to your particular ambitions will help you meet your goals much faster.
Here are some other ways you can benefit from learning an instrument:
- Studies show that learning an instrument increases self-confidence, memory, and has proven to relieve stress.
- Music lessons have been found to improve how the brain processes the spoken word. This finding could lead to improving the reading ability of children who have dyslexia and other reading problems.
- A study by E. Glenn Schellenberg at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, as published in a 2004 issue of Psychological Science, found an increase in the IQs of six-year olds who were given weekly piano and voice lessons.
- Studies have shown that students who play instruments are often better in math and achieve higher grades in school than students who don’t. Source: Friedman, B. (1959) An evaluation of the achievement in reading and arithmetic of pupils in elementary schools instrumental classes. Dissertation Abstracts International, 20, pp.s 3662-3663.