Drums

Drums

If you’re keen to learn the drums or take your playing style to the next level, our drum lessons are a surefire hit. Fancy trying it out first?  HCM offer free trial lessons for our group drum classes; speak to one of our admissions team to book your place.

Drum Lessons

Whether you’ve been drumming all your life, or are keen to try it for the first time, HCM Drum lessons are available to everyone from the age of 7 years old to 70. Prices range from £13 to £39 dependent on private or group led classes. 

Fancy trying it out first?  HCM offer free trial lessons for our group drum classes; speak to one of our admissions team to book your place.

For more information about taking drum lessons at HCM Music College, get in touch today.

Drum Lessons Overview

Drum lessons at HCM Music College are open to anyone aged 7 to 70, and are a great way to learn to play from scratch, or develop your technique if you’ve been playing for a while and are looking to improve.

Our weekly drum lessons take place at HCM Ware, either in a group setting or one-on-one. You can choose between 30 and 45 minute classes, which is plenty of time to familiarise yourself with the drum kit and learn some new skills.

Drum Lessons Fee

  • Group drum lessons are £13 per student per lesson (charged by term) for a 45 minute session in groups of up to six students.
  • Paired drum lessons consisting of one teacher and two students are £13 per student per lesson for a 30 minute session.
  • One-on-one drum lessons are £19.50 for a 30 minute session or £39 for a one hour session.

What You'll Learn

Drum lessons at HCM Ware cover a range of musical styles and genres, including rock, pop, jazz, blues, latin and country. You’ll use the very best in electronic (mesh head) drum kits for most lessons and will progress on to acoustic drum kits once you’ve mastered the correct techniques. Your lessons will vary each week, depending on your level, your interests and the size of the class.

DRUM TECHNIQUES

Here’s just a small selection of the techniques you’ll learn in HCM’s drum lessons:

  • Basic rudiments and their application around the drum kit
  • Grooves and fills in a number of different styles and genre
  • Advanced styles of playing, such as double-bass drum technique and linear
  • How to read drum notation and develop skills in sight and chart reading
  • Embedded music theory and knowledge
  • Embedded instrument maintenance, such as changing drum heads, tuning and micing techniques
  • And finally… songs! These are specifically tailored to help you explore the drum techniques you’re learning about and put them into context

PERFORMANCE LESSONS

HCM drummers are encouraged to take part in our weekly Band Coaching Lessons in addition to their drum lessons. These classes concentrate on performance techniques and teach drummers how to be a successful member of a band. Every week, you’ll make music in a group made up of students from other HCM instrument lessons, all with the aim of preparing for a performance at HCM’s End of Term Concert.

Awards

At HCM, we like to see improvement over time, so we offer graded instrument exams from RSL. Our drum lessons follow the RSL graded syllabus for drum kit from Debut to Grade 8, and teenage students can complement our graded lessons with other activities, such as GCSE Music or the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

To find out more about drum lessons at HCM Music College you can either complete our enquiry form, call us directly on 01920 460646 or by email learn@h-c-m.co.uk

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