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Drum lessons Montreal

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      Find your drum teacher and start your drum lessons Montreal now!  

      Our teachers possess advanced degrees in music and can help you reach your musical goals.  Whether you want to learn the drum beat to your favourite song, join a band, or audition to get into college, our teachers will help get you there faster and make sure you have fun doing it!  Our drum lessons Montreal are individualized and tailored to drum students of all skill levels and ages.  Our teachers step by step approach will help you learn to play drums faster than you ever could by simply using youtube! 

      drum lessons montreal: drumsticks resting on on a snare drum.

      Are you a Beginner Drummer?

       

      The best way to learn drums is to find a teacher that can make learning drums fun.  A good teacher will try to understand your musical tastes a suggest songs that inspire you to practise.  That said, there are several classic songs that are great to learn no matter what your musical tastes.  We’ve put together a blog post called 5 easy Drum Songs for Beginners to get you playing your first beat in less than 5 minutes!  The post includes a free video and PDF download to help you practice.

      What equipment do I need for my drum lessons Montreal?

      You only need 3 things before you show up to your first drum lesson: a pair of drum sticks, a pen and note book, and a smile!  The teacher will provide the drum-set, unless you have signed up for home-lessons. In general, it is a good idea for students own a drum-set for home practise, but this is not required.

      How much does it cost to buy a drum-set?

      The average price of a beginner-intermediate drum-set ranges between $300-$1000. For more information read How much does a drum-set cost: a beginner’s guide. 

      Electronic or acoustic drum-set?

      The biggest question is whether to buy and electronic drum-set or a traditional acoustic one.  It is best to learn on an acoustic drum-set because the student learns to understand “touch” and how to bring the sound out of the instrument.  That said, many city dwellers simply cannot have an instrument as loud as an acoustic drum-set in their homes, so in many cases an electronic drum-set is the way to go.  Electronic drum-sets are a lot of fun and offer a quieter and worthwhile alternative to an acoustic kit.

      Drum lessons Montreal: The advantages of an electronic drumset and an acoustic drumset

       

      What About Drum Technique?

      Learning drum-set technique is one of the best things to work on in order to improve your abilities as a drummer. Technique is best learnt using a practise pad.  We recommend getting a 12-14 pad because it fits nicely inside a snare stand.  The reason drummers use practise pads is because they maximize rebound, they are quiet (so you can practise in front of the T.V. 😉 and they allow you to hear the tone of the stick.

      The Paradiddle

      An example of the paradiddle in eighth notes

      The most common drum rudiment for learning technique is the paradiddle.  It’s a simple pattern that is easy to learn, however what’s important when learning technique is so much the pattern itself but the form and grip that is used.  To learn more about learning paradiddles visit our page 9 Awesome Paradiddle Variations.

      Preventing and Healing Injuries

      The Moeller Technique

      The Moeller Technique is one of the best ways to learn how to play fast and relaxed on the drums.  This method utilizes a whipping motion which allows for power and control using minimal muscular tension.  To learn more about the Moeller Method visit our blog post on the topic: 3 Fundamental Moeller Technique Exercises.

      How much do drum lessons Montreal cost?

      Musiprof offers competitive pricing for drum lessons.  Prices vary from one teacher to another, but in general they are the following:

      30 minutes: $25.40

      45 minutes: $33.00

      – 60 minutes: $40.30

      To learn more about prices for music lessons in Montreal, read our blog post: How much do music lessons cost in Montreal Quebec?

      What you will learn in your drum lessons Montreal:

      Learn all types of drum beats, drum fills, double bass drum techniques, 16th note grooves, rudiments, snare drum technique, rock, jazz, latin music, pop, hip hop and much much more.