Private Drum & Percussion Lessons
Drum and Percussion Programs at South Florida Conservatory of Music are designed for students from 4 years old to adults.
Our instructors use a variety of teaching methods, including our own method and curriculum. Our drum instructors are highly qualified and perform regularly with orchestras and in bands.
South Florida Conservatory of Music offers a number of performance opportunities:
• Monthly recitals;
• Winter and Spring whole school recitals;
• Participating in music festivals;
• National and international competitions.
Recitals are open to all students and provide invaluable performance experience.
Many of our students are winners of national and international music competitions and performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York.
The South Florida Conservatory of Music provides a curriculum that focuses on the basics for beginners through intermediate and advanced players. Our team focuses on building a strong social connection through music that will spark your passion for musical art.
Each student is taught individually so that he or she is given the maximum attention. Each and every lesson is tailor-fit to that individual student to best fit his or her learning experience to the fullest potential.
"As a parent, all my questions were happily answered and my son couldn't love more his drums teacher! This is a great new school with state of the art facilities. Teachers have great qualifications and experience. We always felt welcomed. Mark the owner and his team are very friendly and professional. Broward needed a place like this."
- Adriana Rozo
What Drum Lessons Can Do for You
1. Reduce Stress
Playing drums can relieve frustration, disappointment, and stress. Whether you’re behind a drum kit, hitting a djembe in a drum circle, or beating a marching band bass drum, drumming is a stress reliever. Playing drums, even for just a few minutes, can boost your mood.
Similar to a “runner’s high,” drummers’ brains release feel-good endorphins immediately after playing music. In the online journal Evolutionary Psychology, researchers concluded, “it is the active performance of music that generates the endorphin high, not the music itself.”
So if you’re feeling a little down or a little frazzled, grab your drum sticks and start playing!
2. Improve Academic Performance
The correlation between musical training and academic performance has been documented a number of times, particularly when it comes to math. Learning to drum, however, can also help you in subjects like English, by helping you identify emotional cues, a skill you can use to identify characters’ thought processes and motives.
According to one study, “Music enables students to learn multiplication tables and math formulas more easily (T. Mickela as cited in Kelstrom, 1998); rhythm students learn the concept of fractions more easily; students who were taught using rhythm notation scored 100 percent higher on tests of fractions; and a child may use the ability for logical thinking that was developed in music class to solve problems quite unrelated to music (Kelstrom, 1998).”
So parents, if you’re hesitant about your child learning drums because you’re afraid it will take away from his or her studies, rest assured, learning to drum may actually help your son or daughter perform better in school.
3. Learn Good Study Habits
Because drum lessons require study, memorization, and practice, children understand more about their learning style and how their brain processes information. They quickly develop techniques for breaking down a new piece, absorbing critical components, and practicing it so they feel ready to perform it. This approach transfers to concepts they face in school and at work.
4. Boost Focus
Playing drums takes concentration, and children who take regular lessons learn the responsibility and discipline necessary to succeed. Their ability to focus improves as they work to master a new song and expand their vocal range. They quickly realize the benefit of practicing at home and will give their undivided attention to each session. The more they practice focusing, the better they become at it in every aspect of their day.
5. Improve Communication Skills
Students with musical training communicate better with peers, are more empathetic, and get lots of practice expressing ideas without using words. Drumming also teaches you to read non-verbal cues, which can help you learn to read between the lines.