Drum lessons are one of the most popular instruments among our clients. We teach many different styles from rock to jazz, pop to Latin. Many of our drumming clients opt to study the Rockschool Drum Syllabus which is enjoyable and rewarding. Others may opt for a less structured approach, and we can customise a method that is best for you. If you are looking for Edinburgh drum lessons, then look no further!
Our drum teachers have played with some of the leading names in the popular music industry. We believe our clients can benefit significantly from our drum teacher’s extensive experience. Technical aspects such as rudiments, timing, coordination and syncopation are taught, as well as many other elements originating from the world of rhythm.
Drum Lessons for Children
Playing the drums is quite possibly the most fun instrument for young children to play. From the age of 5, we welcome children to come along and learn how to be a drummer and train them on the art of rhythm while keeping the lessons light and enjoyable.
Our fully qualified teachers can take your child through the basics and advise on how to best practice the drums. We can teach graded syllabi such as the Rockschool syllabus or the Trinity ‘Rock and Pop’ drumming syllabus. If you prefer to keep it strictly fun, your child can work on songs they choose. The best thing you can do is book a drumming lesson with one of our drum teachers and let your child try it to see if they like it. It’s great fun for parents and young children to have a lesson together also.
Drum Lessons for Adults
We currently have a substantial number of adults coming for drum lessons at Morningside School of Music. We can design your drum lesson with any style you choose: rock, pop, jazz, salsa, Latin, punk, heavy metal…it’s Your choice. We can tailor our drum lessons in a way that suits your style of learning. Lessons can be relaxed and, we can move at your desired pace. We can also create a more dedicated plan for the more serious player.
The one thing that some adult learners tell us is that they ‘thought lessons were just for kids’. They are surprised when they realise that they are more adults getting lessons at Morningside School of Music than there are children. Some adults have drum lessons as a hobby; some do it for stress release, others are in a band or want to join a band. Age is just a number, and we simply don’t recognise it when we teach you, for us, it is all about helping you to be a great drummer in the most enjoyable way possible.
Drum Lessons For Teenagers
Our fully qualified drumming teachers offer support to every teenager’s musical exams in school. Most high schools in Edinburgh follow the SQA recommended drumming syllabus, Rockschool. These graded Rockschool exams can be used in exams to obtain qualifications such as National 5. UCAS also recognised the Rockschool syllabus and awards points depending on the level of musical achievement obtained by a student. Therefore, Rockschool awards can be advantageous in university applications, and we can help you with these awards.
All of our teachers are fully qualified and experts in their field because we only employ the most exceptional educators, so our clients get exactly what they need in their school exams. Our staff have been teaching high school pupils from the Edinburgh area for over ten years and helping them through their music curriculum. We are proud of our high exam pass rate, as well as most of our students gain merits and distinctions.
If you were thinking “Are there drum lessons near me?”, you have found the best place with the best drum teachers.
Advice about buying your first set of drums
There are various things to consider when you are going to invest in a drum kit
Drums are loud, and the low frequencies of the bass drum can resonate through the floor. So you may want to consider what the neighbours might say. You may have a room, loft or garage that you can try and soundproof? Alternatively, various drum muting pads can be placed on drums to quieten them down for when you are practising at home. The other ubiquitous option is to buy an electronic drum kit. These kits aren’t too expensive and are an excellent way of controlling any noise related issues. Headphones can be plugged into electronic kits, and the noise from the pads is quite minimal, great for those getting drumming lessons.
How much money to spend. You can pick up a reasonably decent drum kit for a few hundred pounds; these go all the way up to many thousands of pounds. You may want to buy a cheap drum kit to see if you/your child continues, or if you are reasonably sure, you can buy a slightly more professional set of drums as an investment. Either way, the second-hand drums market is thriving and should you ever need to sell your kit, you shouldn’t have too many problems.
A drum kit and a stool to sit on can take up a good bit of space. It’s a good idea to know where your new kit is going to go first and will you have space to get in and out of the drums.
Here are some drum kit brands that our drums teachers recommend:
We purchase our equipment from Red Dog Music on the Grassmarket in Edinburgh. The staff are very knowledgeable and can demonstrate and advise you on the best possible purchase at the best possible price.