Beginner

Overview

Never despise humble beginnings. Majority of our students, above 10 years old, enrol in this course as it teaches the fundamentals of drumming. Unlike other schools, we focus on building a strong foundation in the early learning stage. We customize our lessons according to our students’ needs so that learning would be beneficial for both the educator and student.

Our Beginner Course is designed to educate drummers who are exploring the instrument and have an interest in finding out more about this craft. The primary focus of this course is to provide an introduction to drumming, to develop the student’s understanding of essential drumming concepts, and to build a strong foundation in reading drum notations.

At the end of the course, our students will receive an evaluation from our drum educator on his/her progress and development. We strive to bring the best in our students with fun and practicality, enabling a more enjoyable academic learning experience.

Beginner Level 1 : STICKING & COORDINATION

Good foundations are essential for the modern drummer. The child will be introduced to music and drums by learning:

  • Counting Exercises
  • Understanding Rhythm & 8-Beat
  • Keeping Time & Groove
  • Clapping & Tapping
  • Single Beat Combinations
  • Crochets, Quavers
  • Drum Fill Concepts
  • Snare Drum Variations
  • Pop & Rock Patterns
  • Music & Mathematics
  • Movement & Control Studies
  • Basic Chart-Readings

Beginner Level 2 : TECHNIQUE & DYNAMICS

This specialization contains more upbeat syncopated rhythms. A major move away from the usual Rock & Pop songs that became popular with modern drumming. It incorporates note displacements, shuffles and creative phrasing bringing out the best of today's music. The R&B, Hip-Hop & Funk Specialization includes:

  • Single Hi Hat Concepts (Conversions)
  • Accent Studies (including ‘ghost’ notes)
  • Semi-Quaver Studies
  • Tied Notes
  • Open High-Hats and Cymbal Variations
  • Drum Fill Applications using Flams Rudiments
  • Introduction to Foot Independence
  • Further 16-Beat Rhythms
  • Understanding & Analysing Songs
  • Shuffle & Blues Rhythm
  • Rolls & Ruffs
  • Time & Feel (3/4 and 6/8 Odd Time)
  • Further Chart-Readings (Improvisation and Independence)
  • MDS Level 2 Evaluation & Grading

Beginner Fee Structure

The following payment has to be made upon commencement of the 1st session:

  1. $50 Registration Fees (Non-refundable)
  2. $60 Student Deposit (Fully-refundable upon 4 weeks’ advanced notice of withdrawal from Individual Class)
  3. Course Fees (Pro-rated) for the current month.

The following schedule of monthly fees applies to all MDS students as of January 2017:

Weekdays (10am to 5pm)

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Beginner Level 1 $155 $230 $155 each
Beginner Level 2 $165 $245 $165 each

Weeknights (after 5pm) and Weekends

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Beginner Level 1 $170 $250 $170 each
Beginner Level 2 $180 $265 $180 each

* Course Fees Per Month.
In a month with “5 weeks” (e.g, 5 Mondays in a month), the 5th week is a bonus lesson for the student.

Beginner Video Promo

Video Features:

Here goes Georgia Farry’s first video recording with My Drum School.
At the time of recording, she was still taking the Beginner Programme.

This song was one of the requirements for her to complete to proceed to the next level.
Look out for that awesome stick twirl in the middle of the song.

Song: Hanging By A Moment
Artist: LifeHouse

Follow her on twitter: https://twitter.com/georgiafarry

Overview

Overview

Never despise humble beginnings. Majority of our students, above 10 years old, enrol in this course as it teaches the fundamentals of drumming. Unlike other schools, we focus on building a strong foundation in the early learning stage. We customize our lessons according to our students’ needs so that learning would be beneficial for both the educator and student.

Our Beginner Course is designed to educate drummers who are exploring the instrument and have an interest in finding out more about this craft. The primary focus of this course is to provide an introduction to drumming, to develop the student’s understanding of essential drumming concepts, and to build a strong foundation in reading drum notations.

At the end of the course, our students will receive an evaluation from our drum educator on his/her progress and development. We strive to bring the best in our students with fun and practicality, enabling a more enjoyable academic learning experience.

Beginner Level 1

Beginner Level 1 : STICKING & COORDINATION

Good foundations are essential for the modern drummer. The child will be introduced to music and drums by learning:

  • Counting Exercises
  • Understanding Rhythm & 8-Beat
  • Keeping Time & Groove
  • Clapping & Tapping
  • Single Beat Combinations
  • Crochets, Quavers
  • Drum Fill Concepts
  • Snare Drum Variations
  • Pop & Rock Patterns
  • Music & Mathematics
  • Movement & Control Studies
  • Basic Chart-Readings
Beginner Level 2

Beginner Level 2 : TECHNIQUE & DYNAMICS

This specialization contains more upbeat syncopated rhythms. A major move away from the usual Rock & Pop songs that became popular with modern drumming. It incorporates note displacements, shuffles and creative phrasing bringing out the best of today's music. The R&B, Hip-Hop & Funk Specialization includes:

  • Single Hi Hat Concepts (Conversions)
  • Accent Studies (including ‘ghost’ notes)
  • Semi-Quaver Studies
  • Tied Notes
  • Open High-Hats and Cymbal Variations
  • Drum Fill Applications using Flams Rudiments
  • Introduction to Foot Independence
  • Further 16-Beat Rhythms
  • Understanding & Analysing Songs
  • Shuffle & Blues Rhythm
  • Rolls & Ruffs
  • Time & Feel (3/4 and 6/8 Odd Time)
  • Further Chart-Readings (Improvisation and Independence)
  • MDS Level 2 Evaluation & Grading
Beginner Fee Structure

Beginner Fee Structure

The following payment has to be made upon commencement of the 1st session:

  1. $50 Registration Fees (Non-refundable)
  2. $60 Student Deposit (Fully-refundable upon 4 weeks’ advanced notice of withdrawal from Individual Class)
  3. Course Fees (Pro-rated) for the current month.

The following schedule of monthly fees applies to all MDS students as of January 2017:

Weekdays (10am to 5pm)

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Beginner Level 1 $155 $230 $155 each
Beginner Level 2 $165 $245 $165 each

Weeknights (after 5pm) and Weekends

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Beginner Level 1 $170 $250 $170 each
Beginner Level 2 $180 $265 $180 each

* Course Fees Per Month.
In a month with “5 weeks” (e.g, 5 Mondays in a month), the 5th week is a bonus lesson for the student.

Beginner Video Promo

Beginner Video Promo

Video Features:

Here goes Georgia Farry’s first video recording with My Drum School.
At the time of recording, she was still taking the Beginner Programme.

This song was one of the requirements for her to complete to proceed to the next level.
Look out for that awesome stick twirl in the middle of the song.

Song: Hanging By A Moment
Artist: LifeHouse

Follow her on twitter: https://twitter.com/georgiafarry