Lessons

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Lessons, classes, and clinics are geared toward building a rhythmic foundation to express musical ideas. This foundation consists of  listening skills, coordination, tempo control, touch, tone, dynamic control, and vocabulary. Instruction is open to students of all ages and levels. The only requirements are that students have patience a willingness to learn!

Contact David for private and group lessons. 
phone: 510.501.9251
email: dmfdrums@gmail.com

Here are some frequently asked questions about lessons:

Q: I’ve never played drums before, is it too late to start?
A: You have never played drums? Great!!! Taking a step toward something you’ve always wanted to do is a powerful moment, and YES with patience and persistence you can learn a new skill.

Q: Do I need to know how to read drum music?
A: Nope. Rhythm is a universal language, literally! All notation and note duration are the same for all instruments. We are just applying them to our feet and a pair of sticks.

Q: …but I don’t know how to read any kind of music!
A: No worries, I will give you a foundation to start upon based on your goals.

Q: Do I have to buy a drum set?
A: Nope. You will just need a  pair of sticks, our weekly notebook, and an open mind.