Junior

Overview

Children are instinctive drummers. They like to be in the present.
Unlike other instruments where the child has to practise a few months in order to play a song, drumming is in the present and instantaneous. The majority of world-class drummers has been exposed to drumming at an early age.

Our Junior Classes are extremely beneficial for children from the age of 7. Our course is designed to bring fun and fundamentals to our students, educating them how to count beats, understand rhythm, keep time and get tuned in to playing basic drum beats.

Through time, the child develops coordination and timing through a series of interactive exercises that will keep him or her involved and actively participating by playing along with the lesson.

Junior Level 1 : Counting & Sticking

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

  • Counting Exercises to introduce rhythm
  • Understanding Rhythm & Beat
  • Keeping Time & Groove by playing fluently
  • Clapping & Tapping to various songs and music
  • Single Beat Combinations
  • Crochets, Quavers and the necessary Rests
  • Drum Fill Concepts
  • Snare Drum Variations
  • Pop & Rock Patterns
  • Music & Mathematics
  • Movement & Control Studies
  • Basic Chart-Readings

Junior Level 2 : Coordination & Control

Every young drummer needs proper development and control techniques. The child will begin to attain control over the drum set by exploring:

  • Advanced Counting, Semi-Quavers
  • Basic 16-Beat Rhythms
  • Snare Drum Variations
  • Pop & Rock Patterns
  • More Drum Fills
  • Popular Tunes & Songs
  • Musicianship & Preparation
  • Speed Development
  • Foot Technique
  • Drum Evaluation & Grading

Junior 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
Junior Level 1 $155
Junior Level 2 $165

Weeknights (after 5pm) and Weekends

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Junior Level 1 $170
Junior Level 2 $180

* Course Fees Per Month. Group Classes Not Available for Junior Programme.
In a month with “5 weeks” (e.g, 5 Mondays in a month), the 5th week is a bonus lesson for the student.

We generally do not advise parents to purchase a drum set until the child is able to control and develop proper sticking techniques.

Junior Video Promo 1

Video Features:

Hian Ming, 11 years old, loves playing the drums everyday.

He is one of the rare talents that we have at My Drum School, getting his inspiration from Akira Jimbo (Japan).

Here, he demonstrates a difficult technique using some massive Double Bass drumming! We could not help but to include another camera angle just to capture his double bass!

Song: Praise You

Artist: Planetshakers

Junior Video Promo 2

Video Features:

Here is a second video promo about the kids we have at MDS.

What if you had a chance to interview the children and ask them difficult questions?
How much are your drum fees in a year?
Why do we need drum teachers?
Why do you like drumming?
I’m sure we would love to hear their responses!

That’s what we did. Here’s our 2010 Educators’ Day Video, featuring the young ones at My Drum School.

Overview

Overview

Children are instinctive drummers. They like to be in the present.
Unlike other instruments where the child has to practise a few months in order to play a song, drumming is in the present and instantaneous. The majority of world-class drummers has been exposed to drumming at an early age.

Our Junior Classes are extremely beneficial for children from the age of 7. Our course is designed to bring fun and fundamentals to our students, educating them how to count beats, understand rhythm, keep time and get tuned in to playing basic drum beats.

Through time, the child develops coordination and timing through a series of interactive exercises that will keep him or her involved and actively participating by playing along with the lesson.

Junior Level 1

Junior Level 1 : Counting & Sticking

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

  • Counting Exercises to introduce rhythm
  • Understanding Rhythm & Beat
  • Keeping Time & Groove by playing fluently
  • Clapping & Tapping to various songs and music
  • Single Beat Combinations
  • Crochets, Quavers and the necessary Rests
  • Drum Fill Concepts
  • Snare Drum Variations
  • Pop & Rock Patterns
  • Music & Mathematics
  • Movement & Control Studies
  • Basic Chart-Readings
Junior Level 2

Junior Level 2 : Coordination & Control

Every young drummer needs proper development and control techniques. The child will begin to attain control over the drum set by exploring:

  • Advanced Counting, Semi-Quavers
  • Basic 16-Beat Rhythms
  • Snare Drum Variations
  • Pop & Rock Patterns
  • More Drum Fills
  • Popular Tunes & Songs
  • Musicianship & Preparation
  • Speed Development
  • Foot Technique
  • Drum Evaluation & Grading
Junior Fee Structure

Junior 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
Junior Level 1 $155
Junior Level 2 $165

Weeknights (after 5pm) and Weekends

Course 30 mins Individual 45 mins Individual 60 mins Group of Two
Junior Level 1 $170
Junior Level 2 $180

* Course Fees Per Month. Group Classes Not Available for Junior Programme.
In a month with “5 weeks” (e.g, 5 Mondays in a month), the 5th week is a bonus lesson for the student.

We generally do not advise parents to purchase a drum set until the child is able to control and develop proper sticking techniques.

Junior Video Promo 1

Junior Video Promo 1

Video Features:

Hian Ming, 11 years old, loves playing the drums everyday.

He is one of the rare talents that we have at My Drum School, getting his inspiration from Akira Jimbo (Japan).

Here, he demonstrates a difficult technique using some massive Double Bass drumming! We could not help but to include another camera angle just to capture his double bass!

Song: Praise You

Artist: Planetshakers

Junior Video Promo 2

Junior Video Promo 2

Video Features:

Here is a second video promo about the kids we have at MDS.

What if you had a chance to interview the children and ask them difficult questions?
How much are your drum fees in a year?
Why do we need drum teachers?
Why do you like drumming?
I’m sure we would love to hear their responses!

That’s what we did. Here’s our 2010 Educators’ Day Video, featuring the young ones at My Drum School.