Lessons

The Percussive Arts Center is located in South Jersey, Cherry Hill, New Jersey and just 10 minutes from Philadelphia.  Drum teachers will focus on reading, drum set skills and improving all aspects of technique.  Whatever style or genre of music the student is interested in playing all require understanding discipline, skill, technique and music fundamentals.  Video and audio recording services available for study and audition purposes as well as lessons via Skype.  The goals of the Percussive Art Center are as unique as it's students, participants and teachers.

Studies Include:
• In-studio lessons given on professional drum equipment
• Lessons given on dual drum sets allowing for side by side study
• Drum notation – learn to read legitimate music notation, i.e., counting
• Learn how to transcribe your favorite drummers grooves and fills
• Drum charts – learn to read and write drum charts
• Study song form and construction, how drums enhance the song and the role of the drummer
• Tempo and time signatures, dynamics, texture and poly-rhythms
• Equivalencies and odd time signatures
• Rudiments – marching and orchestral
• Study Rock, Blues, Country, Gospel, Jazz, Latin grooves and other international rhythms
• Jazz – learn how to read interpreted notation; i.e., jazz/swing, NOLA, Ragtime and Fusion
• Chop building – develop speed and endurance employing proven techniques featured as Moeller, Morello, Chapin and Igoe methods
• In-depth study for understanding various motor skills, hand and finger grips needed to manipulate drum sticks
• Studies take place on various types of practice pads and utilize both acoustic and electric drum sets
• 4-way independence, single and double bass pedal studies
• Study 'call and response'
• Soloing
• Preparatory lessons for jazz band, marching band and college
• Drum set rentals available for programed students only

Drum lessons, drum tuning and drum repairs are done at our location which is convenient to South Jersey and the Philadelphia area; including Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Moorestown, Mt. Laurel, Marlton, Medford, Voorhees, Haddon Heights, Merchantville, Collingswood and Audobon, as well as serving the greater Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, Atlantic and Mercer counties.


 

 

 

 

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