School of Rock offers simple yet effective drum lessons for beginners that bypass entry-level pad training. Students get behind a drum kit during their first lesson to start learning how to play the drums. Through private drum lessons, group rehearsals, and live performances, students will learn introductory rudiments to drum fills and solos. School of Rock has been teaching drum lessons to kids and adults for decades and we have given more drummers a start in the business than any other music program in the world. Our core philosophy is that the best way for students to gain musical proficiency is through performance-based music education. All of our programs (even the beginner drum programs for kids like Rookies and Rock 101) include a performance aspect.
When a student progresses beyond beginner drum lessons, they will move to School of Rock's intermediate to advanced drum lessons programs (Performance, House Band, and AllStars), putting them on the path to mastery. During weekly private lessons and group rehearsals, our expert drum teachers guide students through advanced drumming techniques and training methods aimed at making them more skilled drummers. Advanced intermediary grooves, shifts and meters are taught and drilled until perfected. Drummers will ultimately be placed in bands and perform in live shows at the end of each session.
It's never too early to start playing music. School of Rock offers a proven method for teaching even the youngest students musical proficiency in our Little Wing program. These beginner lessons are geared toward teaching preschoolers to play the drums and other instruments through hand percussion and tools that spark the imagination.
For decades School of Rock has been the world's leading program for kid's drum lessons. Through private drum lessons and group rehearsals, children learn to play the drums and eventually perform the songs they love in a fun, supportive and comfortable atmosphere. Based on a student's age and skill level, drum lessons for kids are part of every School of Rock music program including Rookies, Rock 101, Performance, House Band, AllStars, and Online Music Lessons.
Learning to play drums offers teenagers a creative outlet and at School of Rock we make it entertaining, fast and rewarding. In our innovative programs, students learn to play the drums through private lessons, group rehearsals, and live band performances while playing popular rock 'n' roll classics and modern hits. All teens are enrolled in or audition for one of the following programs: Rock 101, Performance, House Band, and AllStars.
We make learning how to play the drums for adults as effective and fun as our programs for kids by drumming to popular rock favorites with the goal for every student to perform live on stage in a band. Our Adult Program follows the same core philosophy as our drum lessons for kids. Our expert drum teachers guide students through a combination of private drum lessons for adults, band rehearsals, and live performances.
Depending on the program, School of Rock's drum lessons can cost from around $150 to $350 or more per month. Exact prices may vary between locations. What's included? Unlike most hourly drum lessons, our programs include weekly private drum lessons and group rehearsals that inspire confidence and teamwork. Drum students are also welcome to use our facilities whenever we're open, even if they just want to hang out and learn from or collaborate with other musicians.
While four years old is a little young for formal drum lessons, it's not too early to begin teaching your child musical concepts that will be important once they are old enough for drum instruction at School of Rock. Your 4-year-old can participate in the Little Wing music program to learn fundamental concepts through fun, dynamic musical activities.Little Wing
Students are encouraged to purchase their own drums, especially as they reach higher skill levels. School of Rock does let kids borrow drums for rehearsal, but for best results our drum teachers recommend students to have a drum set at home for daily practice, and a practice kit is a good, quiet option.
With steady practice, our drum lessons for kids can have your child playing with basic proficiency in as little as 6 months. Some students reach the level of advanced drummers in as few as 3-5 years, but it does vary.
Learning to play the drums doesn't stop once your child leaves the classroom. To see best results, our drum teachers recommend that students spend at least 30 minutes every day practicing the drums.
At School of Rock, we teach private drums lessons in-person or online in conjunction with weekly band rehearsals meant to build confidence and teamwork. While we do offer private drum instruction, we strongly encourage students to play in band rehearsals as a way of exploring group dynamics as they become more proficient on the drums.
At School of Rock, our drum instructors encourage students to regularly practice, use reliable equipment, and most importantly ask questions. We start with teaching key skills like rudiments, tempo, rhythm, and how to set up a drum set. Our approach enables students to succeed and make learning fun.Resource: Setting Up Your Drum Set
All students are different, and some are ready to play before others. As a parent, you can look for signs that your child is ready for drum lessons. Check out our resource on the best age to learn to play drums for more information.Resource: Best Age to Learn to Play Drums
Yes, School of Rock offers online one-on-one versions of our music lessons. Learn more about our online music lessons — including drum lessons — now.
Our music programs are designed to create a supportive environment where students of all skill levels are comfortable, yet challenged at every turn when learning how to play the drums.