Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for lessons?
Lesson Registration happens year round when space is available. Download a registration form HERE and send it in with your first email
How much are lessons?
Half hour lessons are $30, $60 for one hour.
What is a lesson block?
Lesson blocks are pre-paid lessons. They are required to save a regular/weekly space. You may purchase 2, 4 or 8 lesson blocks. If you want to take occasional lessons, you may pay at the time of your lesson by cash.
What Payment types do you accept?
Cash, E-Transfer, and cheque are all accepted
What equipment do I need to start lessons?
You will need a minimum of drum sticks and a practice pad. Drum sets are available to rent if you're not ready to commit to buying one
What do I need to bring to lessons?
Drum sticks, a binder with lined paper, indoor drumming shoes (runners, or any shoe with a rubber sole that will absorb impact in the heel), questions you may have and a good attitude!
Which type of drum set is better? Acoustic or Electronic?
Acoustic drum sets have many advantages over an electronic drum set, including longevity. However, some home situations will require or desire a quieter option which electronic drum sets offer.
Always get the best quality you can afford, sticking to known brand names.
For a more detailed answer, look in my blog section for the topic.
When will I see improvement?
There are many factors to your progress in your practice. First factor is your time. You will get out of lessons what you put in. Each lesson is an individual plan to improve. Practicing is like a piggy bank. As you practice skills, you put those skills into your muscle memory to draw from later. Consistent practice daily for 20 minutes will show more drastic results than big bursts of practice time less often. Your progress is up to you!
What books do I need?
The books used most in drum lessons are:
- Stick Control by George Stone
- Groove Essentials 1.0 and 2.0 by Tommy Igoe
- Linear Drumming by Mike Johnston (Available in studio for $25)
- Realistic Rock by Carmine Appice
- Basic Drumming by Joel Rothman