Why You Should Learn With Ludlow Drum Tuition
Whether you want to learn a second instrument or maybe your first, learn a new skill, join a band, fulfil a lifelong dream, find some much needed stress release or just have some fun - learning to drum is a great thing to do.
Shaun enjoys teaching drum lessons to all ages and skill levels, it doesn’t matter if you have never picked up a pair of drumsticks before or if you just want to improve.
All lessons are individually tailored to the student and you can learn anything you want, no need to bring anything along as the studio has everything you could need. Choose your own schedule - book weekly, fortnightly or even multiple times a week or maybe just a one off lesson, it’s entirely up to you.
Anyone can play drums it just takes passion and a bit of hard work!
Some subjects covered in classes include:
Grooves and Drum fills
Reading and writing music
Dynamics & Stick control
Learning Songs (of every style)
Hand and foot techniques (including double bass drum technique)
Drum kit tuning and maintenance
Drum and music culture/history
To see an extensive portfolio of drum covers and other drum videos on Shaun’s YouTube channel, which is updated regularly, click this link. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?playnext=1&list=PLn5Zu_LA9nwP7jHJIVCRl_dR0dV_ODF3v&index=1
Can Drumming help my mental health?
Yes! Not only does learning to drum help with mental health but it also helps with physical health. For example according to Dr Christiane Northrup drumming can release endorphins in the brain, which are associated with feelings of well-being and euphoria a.k.a happiness. It is also a great fun way of exercising as it uses the entire body and can definitely work up a sweat. It can help with relaxation (some people drum as a form of meditation), and act as distraction from chronic pain due to the concentration needed from the body and mind. There are plenty more health benefits that I haven't mentioned too!
How do I Drum without being too loud?
Noise is one of the biggest problems for a drummer, many neighbours or parents will hate you for learning drums! Solutions do exist though, you can buy silent stroke drum heads to make the drums a lot quieter and even low volume cymbals exist now. Or you can get an electric drum kit and use headphones so the only noise would be tapping.
Drums are expensive, How can I learn for cheap?
While good drum kits often come with a huge price tag there are easy, cheap alternatives. For example you can always buy a cheap second hand kit and with a little guidance tuning it and possibly dampening it with a professional it will sound brilliant. Also you don't even need a drum kit to start learning. Simply get some sticks and a few pillows or cushions and start practising technique, timing and coordination. Also listening is free, in the streaming age we can learn from so many musicians just by actively listening to loads of different music and trying to copy it. Not to mention the vast amount of free video lesson content on YouTube. I have a free video series available now with this link.
How Much are Drum Lessons?
Prices vary depending on location and quality but here at Ludlow Drum Tuition/ Surrey Drum Lessons we offer lessons at affordable prices, only £15 for a half an hour lesson, £25 for an hour lesson, or a block of ten, one hour long lessons at a reduced price of £200. Just click on the book drum lessons button at the top of this page.