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You Should Bring To Every Drum Lesson
  • A4 ring binder to put your music in

  • HMS Pupil Record book and a pencil

  • A Pair of Drumsticks – 5A or 5B

  • Earplugs – or you’ll damage your hearing

  • Rhythm Magazine - get the current issue when you start lessons

Useful Optional Extras

  • Cassette recorder+mic - make your own recordings/backings - v. useful learning tool

  • Drum box or electronic metronome - for building technique. Often built in to home keyboards

  • Playing in a band? - wear earplugs, or you'll damage your hearing

You Will Be Expected To:

  • Practice for a minimum of 20-30 mins per day, every day, and record it in your record book

  • Keep music sheets in your ring binder and bring them to every lesson

  • Make sure you understand the timetable - lessons times vary each week

  • Arrange absences from other classes, return promptly to them, and make up any work missed

  • If you miss any lessons, find out that week's practice and do it

  • If you want to get good, get Rhythm Magazine every month - includes a CD and lessons on all your favourite guitar tracks - with backings, interviews, technique etc. All the music I am asked for is printed in there - often the next issue

THE AMOUNT YOU LEARN DEPENDS ON THE PRACTICE YOU DO ON YOUR OWN
IT IS NOT ENOUGH JUST TO COME TO THE LESSONS