Drums

Aim of the Music Course

We offer a course that is intentionally built around the needs of the student. This means we can accommodate the aspiring rock guitarist and amateur classical pianist all the same.  Students get the opportunity to showcase their growth and development in our Student Showcase evening throughout the year

Accreditation & External Examinations & Internal Assessments

Students are encouraged to enrol for the RSL Graded Exams (or any other independent graded exam that is appropriate) but students are free to also attend lessons for recreational purposes only without entering any external exams. Please note however that regular assessments are part of our syllabus and therefore students’ progress will be assessed in quarterly formal assessments, regardless of whether the student has selected to enrol for an external graded exam

Required books to be purchased

All music students will be required to purchase a method book according to which their lessons will be structured. The cost of the method books range from R100 (or less) to R400. The more expensive books tend to be used for more than one year while the less expensive books are typically completed in a year or less. These books can be purchased from Rock School’s online store (rslawards.com/shop/grade-books), or if preferred, can be purchased directly from your local music store. Lovemore Boksburg- 011 837 2943/ 1518/1580 is an option, ask your teacher for more options

Instruments to be purchased & Importance of having practice facilities at home!

In addition, it is highly recommended that students have an instrument to practice on at home. The price of the instrument can vary widely, depending on what is immediately required and the investment you are willing to make at this time. Since the desire to learn a musical instrument often fades in the face of the discipline and practice regimen required, parents often choose to wait a few months before purchasing an instrument. However, it is worth keeping in mind that the student’s development will be greatly stinted if they do not have access to facilities to practice during the week. A practicing student spends 5 minutes of a typical lesson revisiting the work covered in a previous lesson, leaving 25 minutes of the lesson to cover new work. By contrast, a non-practicing student spends 15-25 minutes of a typical lesson repeating work that was covered in the previous lesson, often leaving only 5 minutes of the lesson to cover new material. For advice on how to select an appropriate and affordable instrument, please talk to your teacher who will be very willing to provide guidance and refer you to good music stores where a suitable instrument may be purchased

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn that the drums together with the bass is called the ‘rhythm section’
  • To develop the ability to read and play at the same time
  • Have a clear understanding what rudiments, beats and rhythms are
  • To have a specific aim of learning to play drums with other different musicians in a group/band
  • To help understand the course being presented and enable the student to improvise and create his/her own beats and rhythms
  • To set yourself a goal and reach it comfortably
  • The ability to develop the same equal strength on both left and right hand
  • Understanding what quarter notes, eight notes, sixteenth notes are. Introduction to triplets and paradiddles
  • Learning different time signatures
  • Developing the ability to play along with back tracks
  • Correct posture

Accreditation & Fees

We make use of the Rock School Syllabus, a national and international accredited syllabus. Our students are assessed and prepared for music grading examinations.

R300 Once off Registration

2019 Pricing
30 min   R650 per month
45 min   R700 per month
60 min   R750 per month
* Fees subject to change