OUR CURRICULUM

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The drum set curriculum is designed to develop coordination in conjunction with hand and foot techniques. This gives the student the ability to play various styles on the complete drum set.

This program develops the student’s knowledge of the entire drum set; we have classes available for ages seven through adult consisting of all skill levels.

Beginner:

  • Care and tuning of the instrument (including snare, tom toms, and bass drum)
  • Proper positioning of the drum set
  • Development of good hand and foot technique
  • Style studies for the drumset; rock, alternative, funk, commercial, gospel, etc…
  • Develop time-keeping skills by working with a metronome and click tracks

Intermediate:

  • Style studies – students can pick from various styles such as rock, funk, commercial, jazz, Brazilian, and World Beat etc…
  • Enhance time keeping skills by working with a metronome and click tracks
  • Learn to develop motions around the set
  • Introduction to 4-way independence which includes linear, and layered drumming
  • Students begin to learn how to be creative in developing endless ideas on the set for grooves and or solos
  • Double bass drumming concepts
  • Developement of the Moeller Technique
  • Introduction to transcribing rhythms for the drum set

Advanced:

  • Continue style studies of rock, funk commercial, jazz, Brazillian, Cuban and World Beat rhythms
  • Continued developement of the Moeller Technique
  • Continue  4-way independence studies which includes linear, and layered drumming
  • Continue to work with time keeping skills by working with a metronome and click tracks
  • Learning how to solo and working with the ostinato
  • Working with students on developing personal creativity on the set and playing along to pre-recorded tracks
  • Advanced motions around the set utilizing 4-way coordination
  • Continue to transcribe rhythms for the drum set

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Baltimore School for Drumming is temporarily doing all lessons online.

If you are interested in signing up for lessons, we are accepting new students.

If you have any questions, please call 410.661.4535 as we are always happy to help.