Ages 7 and up
RCM, Berklee, Contemporary What is this?
Genres: Jazz, Latin, Rock, Metal, Funk, R&B.
Just like the beating of our heart creates a rhythmic pulse, which is important to us, playing drums is the rhythmic pulse to the heart of the music we enjoy. Poetic in its nature, something about playing drums creates a natural synergy between the rhythm of the music and the rhythm of heart of the player. It could be the fact that you use your entire body to play the instrument OR that there is no melodic line played but rather the musicality of playing a tempo and rhythm brings this instrument to life. Either way, choosing to play drums is an amazing experience that Arcadia Academy of Music will foster with you! Learn to drive the beat of the music and what makes your pulse groove through your discovery of many different styles with one of our many versatile drum instructors!
Increase the BPM by joining our Band Program and learn how important your role as a drummer is or discover the independence of playing on your own through our Examinations (Arcadia). Through our Arcadia syllabi, your skill set is nurtured to a level that affords you the opportunity to explore the university or gigging world. In addition, by the end of the program enroll into our elite teaching program to learn how to give other students a chance to discover their own pulse!
“Dude, I love playing drums, and I love being on stage. It’s my life… and I don’t think it could ever become boring for me.”
– Dave Lombardo