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Percussion Lessons



Drum Kit

CMS teachers customize all private lessons to the student's individual ability, style preference, and performance goals.  Private lessons at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level are available in a variety of drumming styles.  

Lessons for beginners focus on music theory, technique, and notation, as well as rudiments (sticking patterns, scales for drummers).  A full drum kit is not necessary for beginners - just sticks, a drumming pad, and a kick-drum pedal that can be used against the wall.  As the student advances, they can build a home drum kit one piece at a time, starting with snare and bass, then adding as necessary.

There are also ensemble opportunities for students at CMS.