Drums are one of the most exciting instruments to play and quickly became one of the most popular instruments among students at Livewire Rock Academy.
We teach on electronic drum kits (which can be turned down!) and use drum music to teach the students.
Drum notation is easier to follow than musical notes and is the best way for students to understand the workings of a drum kit and the part it plays in a live band.
From the first lesson students learn basic beats and how hands and feet work together to play a basic rock rhythm. Typically students pick these basic skills up quickly and are then able to join in with the jam sessions.
Drum kits are provided but we do ask students to bring their own drum sticks to use at the schools and for practice at home.
Our bespoke course teaches a wide variety of techniques and styles, focusing on key songs and some of the most influential rock drummers.
By the end of the course a drum student can expect to be able to back a band confidently behind the kit and draw on many different styles and skills.