B2R drum students will acquire all of the skills necessary to be a successful drummer in a band. Lessons will focus on rhythm, coordination and stick techniques as well as complex skills such as four-way coordination and polyrhythms. There will also be an emphasis on ear training, through which students will learn to recognize drum patterns in popular music and other genres. Ultimately students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the drummer's role in an ensemble and will be able to play with other musicians in a variety of styles. Since the drums are not solo instruments, it is very important for students to seek opportunities to play in bands or other ensemble settings – either within our outside of B2R. A drummer’s ability to meld musically with other musicians while supporting them rhythmically is critical and can only be learned by playing with others.
Small group (2 or 3-to-1) lessons in piano/keyboard, guitar, bass, voice, drums, woodwinds, brass and many more. Instruction is each week for 30 or 60 minutes. Recommended for children ages 7 and up. We also recommend registering two students for the same lesson type to ensure the lessons take place. Two students are required to schedule a semi-private lesson. We will make our best efforts to pair students that sign up individually but cannot guarantee the lessons will occur without a second student.
"Friendly and always willing to work with your schedule. Teachers are very patient and encouraging."
- A.S. from Leesburg
"Thank you for offering a class time immediately after school. This helps me manage carpool issues tremendously. If I had to pick my son up from school and then bring him back to school for the lesson, or bring him to you, we would not be able to do this right now. Also, more importantly, after his first lesson, my son who was apathetic about attending LOVED IT! He loved the instructor and is really looking forward to class again this week!"
- M.M. from Ashburn
"Fun teachers willing to teach modern music!"
- B.S. from Lansdowne
"Staff and teachers are really nice and flexible. The location is convenient."
- S.P. from Potomac Falls