Music lightens your mood, cheers you up, gets you moving and gives you positive energy! Making music is one of the most motivating and healthy activities in life! The repertoire for drums which you find the most personal to you is where we will focus our attention. For this, constructive feedback, personalised exercises, tips and inspiration from a dedicated professional drum teacher are best choice!
Through Vivaldi Music Lessons you found professional musicians who, in addition to giving concerts, have a passion for teaching. Check out the page of the music teacher you want to know more about. Get in direct contact with a teacher in your area to book a trial lesson.
The trial lesson is the perfect situation to discuss the frequency of the lessons, the location, the music styles you like most or other styles you may wish to explore and to get to know your future drum teacher. Book your first lesson pack and receive a free trial lesson. (Normal price EU 25,- )
Lesson time, payment of the lessons and location are arranged individually between you and your drum teacher. Packs of 5 or 10 drum lessons of 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes.
The Drum Lessons will take place at the teacher's place or studio or in the comfort of your own home.
If you wish to follow online lessons, you can contact the drum teacher of your choice directly and discuss the possibilities.
If music is your passion and classical, baroque, jazz, pop, latin, world music or any other kind of music is where you find the most inspiration, you're welcome to sign up for a trial drum lesson. Check here how students experience their lessons!
Drums are found in nearly every culture in the world and have existed since before 6000 B.C. They've had ceremonial, sacred, and symbolic associations. Percussion instruments have strong ceremonial, sacred, or symbolic associations almost everywhere. Certain drums symbolise and protect tribal royalty in much of Africa. They were also used to transmit messages over long distances.
Drumming is great and playing nice beats in your favourite music style gives you a great feeling! Groove, drive and swing is what drummers are all about. Consider, for example, well-known drummers such as Billy Cobham, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Steve Gadd, Danny Richmond, Philly joe Jones, Mike Clark, Dave Weckl, Zakir Hussain, Cesar Zuiderwijk or Charlie Watts. And yes... there are many more!
Historians believe that human beings used to beat on objects and bodies or stomped on the ground to produce musical sounds. Producing sound was useful for both communications and as an accompaniment for dancing. It moved people's minds and hearts during events and religious ceremonies. The ancient desire for rhythm developed over time to the modern drum kits we have today. Below is a timeline of how drums have developed and evolved over the years.
The first drums made from natural objects such as alligator skin appeared during 5500 BC. They first came about in Neolithic cultures originating from China but later spread to all of Asia. This period also saw the creation of Bronze Dong Son Drums in Vietnam during 3000 BC. Sri Lanka and African people later discovered drums between 1000 and 500 BC, which they used to communicate. The culture of drums would then spread to Rome and Greece between 200 and 150 BC. Drumming spread to Europe during 1200 AD via Mediterranean trading routes. African drums later arrived in America through the slave trade in 1500 AD.
Cymbals originated from ancient China or Turkey in 1100 BC. They were also common in Egypt, Israel, and the Middle East during the same period. Cymbals typically consist of metal and produce a tinkling, dinging, or brushing sound. In modern bands, the cymbals often establish the time signature. This instrument has since undergone various improvements to what we have today. They also played a major role in medieval and Renaissance Europe. The snare drum and its relatives were used in the infantry to send coded instructions to the soldiers.