DRUM ENCOUNTERS – Drum Lessons for age 8+
Drum Encounters is a fun and innovative way to learn and play drums, designed to take the student from beginner to an advanced level. Open to anyone from the age of eight, Drum Encounters is ideal for those seriously considering a musical career and also for those who just want to relieve stress that’s built up over the day!Taught in groups of up to 8 students, Drum Encounters drum lessons offer a unique way to learn. Nothing matches the exhilaration of eight people drumming simultaneously! The course combines the best elements of traditional one-on-one drum lessons with a creative, modern approach, resulting in unrivalled quality of teaching. As a member of Stockport Drum Encounters, you’ll learn to play in a state-of-the-art Yamaha drum studio, using the best Yamaha drums and practice pads. For those who don’t have a kit at home, Drum Encounters will be the highlight of the week! It will give you all the skills you need to bring the beat to your band! Drum lessons in Stockport are £10.00 for an hour and this is payable in 4-weekly blocks on the first lesson of each block. The other cost of the course is the accompanying books and CD, which are £20 each. These contains all course materials (including exam pieces) and will last approximately one year. Subsequently you may progress to book 2 and so on….. There is a Drum Fundamental book which is also supplementary to the course and is available at our store or from your teacher.
Stockport Drum Teacher
Ken started playing drums in the late 70s while at Art College. He later studied harmony, theory, composition and arranging with jazz guitarist James Birkett at Tameside College whilst playing locally in rock and jazz settings. He went on to graduate as a first study drummer / percussionist from City of Leeds College of Music with distinction and first class honours also winning the Director¹s Prize for Merit. At Leeds he gained a wealth of playing experience often being chosen to back many Music Festivals and events well known visiting artists to such as Nigel Kennedy. Ken went on to accompany top cabaret acts, did theatre work, toured and backed jazz artists such as Martin Taylor and Allan Barnes. Since then he has continued to play locally, nationally and internationally and has been the live gig and recording drummer for popular jazz saxophonist / reeds player John Hallam’s ‘Jazztet’ for over ten years. For the last 8 years Ken formally studied psychological sciences and now, convinced of the neuro-developmental, health and social benefits of music, uses these insights in his teaching.
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Book Your Free Trial Drum Lesson at Dawsons Stockport
Submit your details above and someone will contact you within 2 working days to arrange your free trial drum lesson.
Your free trial drum lesson at our Stockport store will last approximately 30-45 minutes and gives a taster of the course. We will also explain the cost of the lessons and advise of available lesson times.
Free Trial Lessons (FTL) are open to anyone (providing they are above the minimum age) so it really is NEVER too late to learn. All of our Stockport drum teachers have adult classes and in some cases operate mixed age classes so we really do have something for everyone.
Where a prospective student has previous experience the drum teacher may offer a free one-to-one consultation instead of a FTL, with a view to putting the student into an already existing drum class.
Please note that free trial drum lessons at Stockport take place when there are enough students to fill a group, this may mean your details being kept on a waiting list until the next available FTL. Some of our music schools only offer lessons during term-time, where this is the case FTLs are held in term-time.
Free taster drum lessons are available to those who are not already existing students of Dawsons Music School at Stockport. A taster drum lesson will be held by arrangement with the teacher providing the student is above the minimum age for the relevant course.
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