Drum Programs at Miami Fine Arts Academy are designed for students from 5 years old to adults. Young beginners (5 to 6) are evaluated for readiness. Students will learn multiple styles including: from Rudimental Drumming to Classical, from Rock and Jazz, to Latin drum set styles. Lessons will focus on musical literacy, technique, music theory (rhythm, scales, and chords), as well as developing a vocabulary for basic and advanced drumming rudiments, solo and ensemble performance, and applying popular music to percussion. Drum classes at our Academy are enhanced by the multiple performing opportunities to showcase a solo performance in a recital or jam with other musicians, including a rock band.
What Will I or My Child Learn in a Drum Lesson?
Students start by learning fundamentals pertaining to proper percussion technique, which will enable them to achieve the most proper and efficient percussion technique. This technique is taught within enjoyable musical contexts and will greatly benefit students in avoiding overuse injuries that come with improper playing techniques. Students will learn how to read music through studying snare drum exercises/solos, mallet keyboard exercises/solos, and drum set exercises/charts. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to perform in various recitals and events within Miami Fine Arts Academy.
Many of our events have become a yearly beloved tradition, such as the Halloween Carnival, Ensemble Festival, Holiday Sounds, and Annual Recital. Performing in these and other recitals is optional, where students make a personal decision with their teachers and parents as to which recitals they wish and are ready to participate in. Our events are very organized, and they are a lot of fun.
How do I get started with Drum Lessons?
Follow these easy steps to get started on your dream of jamming with your drums:
Step One: Introductory Lesson
Call 786.464.0566 and our friendly and knowledgeable Arts Consultants will help you schedule an introductory class and answer any questions you may have. The purpose of an Introductory Class is to give you or your child an opportunity to meet with your prospective drum teacher, to set your musical goals, and to experience your teacher’s individual teaching style. It also gives you a chance to check out our beautiful facility and to learn how we can further enrich your learning experience at our Academy. Our first time students do not need to purchase any books for their first class. We will provide you with an instrument and with all the necessary materials for your first class. Please do not be nervous; our teachers are very experienced and knowledgeable, and they will help you relax and enjoy your first class. If you are happy with your teacher, proceed to Step Two. If you did not feel the right chemistry between you and your first teacher, we will be happy to match you with another great teacher.
Step Two: Enrollment
If you are ready to join our musical family, we will be happy to enroll you in month-to-month Drum Program of your choice. We do not have long-term contracts, and you can always terminate your contract by the 15th of each month.