"CHMA is the greatest place in the western suburbs to take lessons! The teachers make learning an instrument interesting and fun!!"
Amanda W. (Hinsdale High School Student)
6 Ingredients to Creating an Outstanding Drum Lesson Experience
1.) NO LIMITS: GETTING STUDENTS TO GO BEYOND THE 30-MINUTE LESSON
A forgettable drum lesson is one that stops at the 30-minute mark. “Average” drum instructors don’t set long-term goals for their students, which results in a high dropout rate. A highly effective music teacher knows it is essential to keep the musical experience going beyond the lesson, which keeps the student engaged and excited about creating music.
2.) IMPLEMENTING TECHNOLOGY
Making the best use of technology in drum lessons is a necessity in the modern age of music coaching. In the “Technological Age,” using online resources, producing amazing recordings, and incorporating new digital instruments and materials are the optimal way to ensure the musical experience is all it can be.
3.) MULTIFACETED, ENTERTAINING AND GOAL-ORIENTED DRUM LESSONS
A drum lesson should be designed not only to instruct but also to engage and entertain. If an instructor wants to get long-lasting, substantial results from students, they must strategically develop a lesson plan the fits the individualized needs of the student. Ensuring the students are having fun as well as growing at a steady rate is how to keep a student in love with their music lessons!
4.) DRUM LESSONS THAT ARE INSPIRATIONAL & EDUCATIONAL
A “New World” drum teacher is one who remains a passionate musician, through and through. They are persistently pursuing musical growth and inspiring their students to do the same. Without inspiration to fuel the student’s drive to practice, interest slowly dwindles. Music can be a significant, valuable aspect of a student’s life, and a great drum teacher can show a student how to cultivate their musical passion.
5.) FUN, AMUSING AND COMPELLING TEACHERS = SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS
You could search all over for a drum teacher, but most will probably be stuck in the “traditional” style of teaching. Exciting, engaging, and entertaining teachers make a studio stand apart from the rest because there is a focus of personal connection in the lessons. Being able to keep a student interested fosters creativity and growth while keeping the student thrilled about making music!
6.) HAVING FUN WHILE LEARNING CRITICAL SKILLS
A high-quality music studio understands that a student wants to enjoy making music, not dread it! To optimize the drum lesson, the “New World” drum coach effortlessly combines fun and skill-building, allowing for an experience that doesn’t leave the student thinking, “Do I have to practice??”
What’s the point of drum lessons if the student isn’t playing music they love? A top-notch drum coach incorporates music that excites the student and inspires their musical creativity. By letting the student pick songs from their iPod or learn songs in their favorite genre, the “New World” drum coach lets the student see that music truly is a stimulating, enjoyable, and amazing craft!
Clarendon Hills Music Academy would love to offer anyone who has not tried a trial drum lesson with us the opportunity to sign up for a FREE drum lesson gift card. Please click the blue button below. We look forward to seeing you soon.