Intermediate

Overview

The Intermediate Course focuses on helping students develop drum independence, syncopation, improvisation, speed, rhythmic applications, and other rudimental techniques for performing in a band, showcasing a drum solo, or even composing drum rhythms & grooves. Students will listen, recognize, transcribe and practice different song styles and rhythms.

Successful completion of the Beginner Course entitles students to enrol for our Intermediate classes. New students with drumming basics are welcome to enrol upon passing an assessment. We general try to group intermediate students together at this stage of our programme. Group sessions become much more enjoyable when like-minded people gather with the same passion and interest.

Using contemporary songs and minus one tracks, students will improve and sharpen their drumming skills by applying the techniques and concepts from the Beginner Course syllabus. The primary focus of this course is to allow the student to feel comfortable drumming to any music genre or style.

Intermediate Level 1 : SPEED & IMPROVISATION

Every drummer can only play as fast as his/her slowest human limb. Students will begin to master speed, accuracy and control around the drum set. Modules in this level include:

  • Advanced Semi-Quaver Studies & Full-16 Beat Appplications
  • Semi-Quavers Triplets & Sextuplets
  • Double Strokes
  • Drum Fills Using Double Strokes
  • Comprehensive Snare Reading Patterns (Including Triplets)
  • Sight Reading & Listening Skills (Improvisation and Independence)
  • Double Bass Techniques
  • Drags & Ruffs
  • Shuffle, Half-Time Shuffle, Waltz and Jazz Rhythms
  • Drum Independence
  • Basic Chart-Writing
  • MDS Level 3 Evaluation & Grading

Intermediate Level 2 : WORLD MUSIC & 40 RUDIMENTS

Sometimes less is more. The student will be exposed to complex techniques and concepts. Modules in Level 2 include:

  • Drum Independence II
  • Speed Pattern Combinations
  • Alternate Stickings and One-Handed Drum Fills
  • Advanced Sextuplets
  • Advanced Double Bass Techniques
  • 40 International P.A.S Drum Rudiments
  • Rhythmic Phrasing & Terminology
  • Rests & Breaks
  • Improvisational Drum Fills
  • Rudiment Applications
  • Jazz & Swing Patterns
  • Bossa Nova, Samba, 3-2 Clave, 2-3 Clave, Rhumba
  • Chart-Writing
  • MDS Intermediate Course Evaluation & Grading

Intermediate 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
Intermediate Level 1 $180 $270 $180 each
Intermediate Level 2 $190 $285 $190 each

Saturdays and Weeknights (after 5pm)

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Intermediate Level 1 $195 $290 $195 each
Intermediate Level 2 $205 $305 $205 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.

Intermediate Video Promo

What more can we say.

Xinyi demonstrates that age does not matter when it comes to fast action! This Intermediate student takes speed to another level here at My Drum School.

This song is at a blazing tempo of 180+ Beats Per Minute.
One of the topics the we cover during our Intermediate Modules – SPEED.

Song: Facedown
Artist: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Overview

Overview

The Intermediate Course focuses on helping students develop drum independence, syncopation, improvisation, speed, rhythmic applications, and other rudimental techniques for performing in a band, showcasing a drum solo, or even composing drum rhythms & grooves. Students will listen, recognize, transcribe and practice different song styles and rhythms.

Successful completion of the Beginner Course entitles students to enrol for our Intermediate classes. New students with drumming basics are welcome to enrol upon passing an assessment. We general try to group intermediate students together at this stage of our programme. Group sessions become much more enjoyable when like-minded people gather with the same passion and interest.

Using contemporary songs and minus one tracks, students will improve and sharpen their drumming skills by applying the techniques and concepts from the Beginner Course syllabus. The primary focus of this course is to allow the student to feel comfortable drumming to any music genre or style.

Intermediate Level 1

Intermediate Level 1 : SPEED & IMPROVISATION

Every drummer can only play as fast as his/her slowest human limb. Students will begin to master speed, accuracy and control around the drum set. Modules in this level include:

  • Advanced Semi-Quaver Studies & Full-16 Beat Appplications
  • Semi-Quavers Triplets & Sextuplets
  • Double Strokes
  • Drum Fills Using Double Strokes
  • Comprehensive Snare Reading Patterns (Including Triplets)
  • Sight Reading & Listening Skills (Improvisation and Independence)
  • Double Bass Techniques
  • Drags & Ruffs
  • Shuffle, Half-Time Shuffle, Waltz and Jazz Rhythms
  • Drum Independence
  • Basic Chart-Writing
  • MDS Level 3 Evaluation & Grading
Intermediate Level 2

Intermediate Level 2 : WORLD MUSIC & 40 RUDIMENTS

Sometimes less is more. The student will be exposed to complex techniques and concepts. Modules in Level 2 include:

  • Drum Independence II
  • Speed Pattern Combinations
  • Alternate Stickings and One-Handed Drum Fills
  • Advanced Sextuplets
  • Advanced Double Bass Techniques
  • 40 International P.A.S Drum Rudiments
  • Rhythmic Phrasing & Terminology
  • Rests & Breaks
  • Improvisational Drum Fills
  • Rudiment Applications
  • Jazz & Swing Patterns
  • Bossa Nova, Samba, 3-2 Clave, 2-3 Clave, Rhumba
  • Chart-Writing
  • MDS Intermediate Course Evaluation & Grading
Intermediate Fee Structure

Intermediate 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
Intermediate Level 1 $180 $270 $180 each
Intermediate Level 2 $190 $285 $190 each

Saturdays and Weeknights (after 5pm)

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Intermediate Level 1 $195 $290 $195 each
Intermediate Level 2 $205 $305 $205 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.

Intermediate Video Promo

Intermediate Video Promo

What more can we say.

Xinyi demonstrates that age does not matter when it comes to fast action! This Intermediate student takes speed to another level here at My Drum School.

This song is at a blazing tempo of 180+ Beats Per Minute.
One of the topics the we cover during our Intermediate Modules – SPEED.

Song: Facedown
Artist: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus