Drum Lessons For Kids
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Everybody has music in their blood. Some people grow up, and forget
that. However, children are still alive enough to be willing to play, to find new ways to communicate, to
Most children are quite open to any kind of music, since they are still able to regard music as one of the most
joyful activities one can be part of. Some adults also know that, but the younger someone is the more capable and
willing he is to delve into the beauties of melody and rhythm.
Parents always want the best for their kids. Some children proactively show signs of special musical abilities,
but it is not uncommon that parents just enroll them in different art schools so they will learn to play an
Some people treat this phenomenon as a problem, claiming that parents should not make decisions instead of their
children. However, I firmly believe that this should not be considered a problem; learning music will only do
Here are some tips on getting drum lessons for kids:
A Teacher With Backgrounds in Teaching Children
One thing that parents should pay attention to is the chosen teacher’s history in teaching children. Children
should be taught differently, using more playful methods, and a professor from an arts college might not be able to
provide that, anyhow skilled he might be at both playing the given instrument and at teaching advanced students. A
good teacher knows how to communicate with kids and make them understand even more advanced concepts in a simple
Proper Equipment for Teaching Kids
Apart from specialized teaching methods, children should also
be given access to special equipment. For example, a usual drumset is simply oversized for a child. Many
drumming schools have junior drum sets, consisting of smaller drums, like a 14” bass drum or 8” snares and
Once the child grows, he will be able to play the standard set, but for starting out he should be playing the
one that fits him in size. Also, drum sticks come in different
shapes and sizes, and there is a shape and size that is perfect for most children. As a parent, you might want to
consider buying such a drum set, since they are really not expensive and it might easily become your kid’s favorite
Special Learning Material for Children Drum Lessons
Just like there are pink toy laptops out there for kids to get used to using the computer, there are specialized
training materials for children who want to play music. There are games for them to help them remember simple
rhythm patterns. There are friendly samples of different musical genres that will teach them in an easy-to-digest
way what the difference between Latin music and heavy metal is. Kids are willing to play, give them the toys they
need to play… the drums.
The Most Important: Making the Whole Process Fun in Kids Drum Lessons
One thing that grown-ups cannot always understand is that there is a reason why we say we “play” the drums and
not “work” them. For kids, it is obvious that making music is one of the most fun activities in the world. We
should not make them think of it any other way. Also, we should probably look at music the way children do.
That would reveal a lot of the reasons behind our struggles as a drummer. A child will probably not do what he
does not enjoy. He realizes how to make the whole process fun. We have more to learn from young drummers than we
would ever believe.
Articles on Children Drumming Lessons :
- 4 Tips to Overcome Frustration When Playing Drums
As musicians, we will all go through a certain phase in our learning journey. Part of this includes getting frustrated when we can seem to move to a higher level in our playing. So, how do you manage frustration and turn it into something positive?
- How To Get Your Child Started On Drums Playing
Getting your children started on learning a musical instrument is easy. Getting them to stay motivated and interested in practicing isn’t. Read this article to find out more…
- What Age Should Kids Start Learning the Drums
I get asked this question frequently by many concerned parents on when is a suitable age to bring their children to the music school for drums lessons. If you are in a similar situation, read this article for details…
- How To Choose The Right Drum Pads
Drum pads are an essential accessory that all drummers need to own and have at least one at home. With the plethora of selections available, how do you choose the right one? We tell you here…
- How To Properly Hold Drumsticks
Holding the drumsticks correctly can make or break your playing. This is one of the most essential things that I always teach my students in their first few lessons.
- What "Stick Grip" Should I Use?
While there are many kinds of stick grips that exist today, which one should you use? Well, there’s really no correct answer as it really depends on your personal preference. As long as you are doing the grip correctly, it’s really all that matters.
- How To Get Focused On Playing the Drums
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to learn things faster than others? Some may say that it’s due to talent, but I feel that getting focused and practicing effectively is another key factor that determines how well we learn.
- Proper Posture For A Drummer
The importance of having proper form and posture behind the drumset cannot be undermined. Not only does it help you play better, it will also help prevent injuries.