Drum Lessons in London
Drum Lessons in London - all the details you need start becoming a rhythm master.
At a glance:
● Challenging instruments
● Impressive skill
● Huge variety of styles and techniques
● Lessons and practice spaces throughout London
Drumming lessons in London, percussion classes, call it what you will; at its basest level, we are talking about learning to hit things. One of man’s most primal urges, from homo erectus banging a rock against the wall of the cave to a modern day kid knocking a stick against the railings as he runs to school, the joy of banging one thing against another to make a noise is buried deep within all of us.
Drums form a big chunk of what we think of when we talk about percussion. Not surprising really as there are so many of them: timpanis, tom-toms and tambourines; bongos, bodhráns and bass drums to name just six. But there is so much more to the percussion section of any orchestra. It may not be as well known as strings and brass, but it's the part that adds the colour to a piece of music, the finishing touches. From untuned instruments like bells, triangles and gongs to the subtle xylophone, wind chimes and vibraphone, it is made up of a huge variety of instruments. Including the most popular of all and most often forgotten percussion instrument - the piano.
Most of us limit this innate desire to make a racket to tapping our figures on the desk or, in more inspired moments, beating the pots and pans with a wooden spoon in the kitchen. The rest try something new and take up drumming lessons. From the apocalyptic bombast of John Bonham in Led Zeppelin to the clipped minimalist funk of Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown’s most famous drummer, the beat is the bedrock of almost all styles of music. But the drum kit is a fickle mistress. Anyone can technically play the drums, just pick up a drumstick and bang it against the skin. But learning to be a good drummer takes a huge amount of practice and no small amount of skill. Unless you’re a musical prodigy, drum lessons are required.
If you’re looking to try something new for the first time - drums can be quite a commitment. First you must purchase a set (starting around £200), find a space to put said drum set and then deal with the hatred of all of your neighbors when they’re finally fed up that you’ve played Eye of the Tiger eight million times. Luckily, you won’t be asked to tote a whole set to your TasterLab taster - there will be a drum set on hand at your lesson location.
Never even picked up a drumstick before? Check out this beginner’s lesson video so you’ll feel a little more prepared for your drumming lessons in London.