Want to play like Jon Bonham from Led Zepplin. Or, how about the incomparable jazz great Buddy Rich. The Red Clay Music Foundry has teachers who can send you on your way to being the next great drummer. We teach all levels all styles.
Here are some tips regarding drum lessons for beginners.
Students starting drum lessons should have at least a practice pad and sticks. The rudiments that every drummer must master can be practiced on these. However, eventually the student will need a 5-piece kit in order to really apply what they have learned. Drums can be loud so choose a place in the home where the student will not be a disturbance to everyone else. Electronic drum sets are available and can be a great choice because the student can control the volume or use headphones. For acoustic kits there are products out there that can be used to muffle and deaden the drumâ€™s sound. The average age of our youngest drum student is 8. This varies greatly depending on the size of the child. They have to be able to reach both the pedals and the cymbals. There are scaled down children’s drum sets available.
How to Register
Below is a list of the drum lesson instructors at our Duluth Ga. location along with their class openings. We encourage new students to take a 30 minute trial lesson. You can meet the teacher and learn more about our school. Currently, we are offering the trial lessons for $20 (one per student).
Click on “enroll” to register for a trial lesson.
If you do not see times listed for a teacher, that means their schedule is full.
Once our staff confirms the time chosen, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not see a convenient time, need help coordinating more than one student or have any questions, please call the office
Our office hours areÂ Â Mon-Fri 2pm-9pm
Duluth Drum Lessons
Taylor began his studies privately at the age of 9 and later began playing in his highÂ schoolâ€™sÂ marching band, concert band, pit band, and jazz band. Later he graduated from the Atlanta Institute ofÂ MusicÂ and Media where he studied with Tom Knight, Creig Harber, and Eric Sanders. Taylor has performed extensively in cover bands and original bands across New York and Pennsylvania. Furthermore, he was a part of the Maryland Warped Tour and filled in with the Steve Daniels Band. Taylor has taught independently since highÂ schoolÂ and was employed at his first of four store locations shortly after graduating AIMM in December, 2015. He has experience teaching all age levels from beginner to intermediate, to advanced players.â€‹ He tries to find where his studentâ€™s interest are musically but also includes the fundamentals of reading/writing, theory, technique, as well as different snare and drum set solo's. Taylor also encourages his students to learn from a variety of musical examples from different artists and booksâ€‹â€‹.
Rick studied percussion under John V. Mazza of the John Phillip Souza Band. Rick was privileged at the age of 13 to march in the 1969 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California and perform the half-time show at the Army/Navy game that same year. Rick has 3O years experience playing all styles of music. He has played and recorded with Amgems Recording artist Barry Richman, with Derrick St. Holmes of Ted Nugent fame and countless others. Rick has taught for the Gwinnett School of Music since 1996.