Drum Lessons in Ridgefield
Drum Lessons are available at our Danbury location.
Want to learn to play the drums? How this works:
Students are drawn to playing drums because it’s fun! Parents are nervous because the drums are loud. The good news is that most students can start lessons with just a basic practice pad and drumsticks. Students will learn the basics of rhythm and be able to practice on a pad. Then after a period of time, the committed student can be rewarded with the purchase of a basic drum set. Once you’re ready to purchase a drum set, you can choose between traditional acoustic drums or electric drums. Electric drum sets allow the student to practice with headphones and not disturb nearby family members. After you begin lessons, just ask your teacher which kit is right for you.
What age can students begin drum lessons?
Students may begin drum lessons as young as 6 or 7 years old, but 8 or 9 is a more typical starting age. Younger drum students can benefit from a few years of piano lessons first, but we don’t require it.
We care about your musical interests
Loving the music you play is essential to a good experience when learning to play the drums. That is why our teachers will always strive to help you learn the style and types of music you love. And if you aren’t exactly sure which style of drumming you want to learn, our teachers will help you discover it! Lessons often include playing along to recordings so that the student feels like a part of the band. If the student is in a school band program, then our teachers can help them achieve a mastery of that music.
Good technique starts here
While emphasizing the style of music you love is important, developing good drumming technique is vital to long term success. Our teachers work to make sure that all of our drum students are not only enjoying their lessons, but learning the “right” way, so they can be a successful drummer the rest of their life.
High quality drum teachers
Our goal is to hire the best drum teachers in the area. But more than that, our teachers are fun and engaging and always encouraging to their students. We perform professional background checks on all of our teachers before they are allowed to teach at the Music Learning Center.
Frequently Asked Questions
We teach all styles of drum music. Whether you are looking to play in your school’s band or orchestra, or a rock band, or a worship ensemble, our instructors can help you gain the knowledge and experience you need.
Our drum instructors are highly-qualified, have warm personalities and a passion for teaching. Their goal is to help you or your child achieve their dreams of playing the drums at their best. We search the entire area for the top teachers; individuals who embody the high values at our school. Most importantly, our instructors strive to adapt their teaching to the approach that will work best for each individual student.
There is no set answer to how long it takes, but with regular practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long-term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.
Yes. Even if you don’t have a musical background, you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are playing the songs and exercises a certain number of times each day, you can help your child achieve steady progress. Many parents will sit in on their child’s drum lessons on occasion in order to have a better idea of the way a song should sound, or how the student should be holding their sticks. Though it’s not required, our teachers can help parents be involved with their child’s learning to whatever extent that they are able. Helping the student achieve independence with their at home practice is one of the keys to long term progress.