Drum Lessons Edmonton

All Ages and Skill Levels

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“Get the Best Drum Lessons in Edmonton for All Ages and Skill Levels!

Are you looking for top-notch drum lessons in Edmonton? Look no further! At Groove Academy School of Music, we offer comprehensive drum programs designed to cater to kids, teens, and adults, from beginners to pro.

Our goal is to help you achieve your musical aspirations with a customized plan that you and your instructor will discuss before enrolling. Whether you’re a preschooler or a university student, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s what you can expect from our drum lessons in Edmonton:

1. Diverse Music Styles: We teach popular music, Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), jazz, and more. You can explore a wide range of genres and develop your unique drumming style.

2. Performance Opportunities: We believe in honing your skills through regular performances, and we even offer scholarship opportunities to our talented students.

3. Groove Academy Scholarship Fund: We have a scholarship fund to support aspiring drummers in achieving their dreams.

4. High School Credit Programs: If you’re a high school student, our programs can help you earn credits while pursuing your passion for drumming.

5. Children’s Tax Credit: We offer options that may be eligible for children’s tax credits, making our lessons even more accessible.

Groove Academy School of Music is dedicated to providing the essential foundations you need to become a well-rounded musician and artist. Join us for an enriching drumming experience in Edmonton. Contact us today and start your musical journey with the best drum lessons in the city!”

All Skill Levels

Preschoolers, Beginners, Intermediate, and Pro

Lesson Times

30 minutes, 45 minutes, and 60 minutes

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Our School Philosophy

Unleash Your Drumming Potential with Groove Academy–School of Music!

Are you ready to embark on an extraordinary musical journey? At Groove Academy, we don’t just offer music education; we ignite a passion for music that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Here’s what sets us apart:

🎵 Personalized Learning: We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all education. Before you enroll, we sit down with you to chart your musical path, discussing your unique goals and preferred learning style, whether it’s through listening, seeing, or feeling the rhythm. Our mission is to provide you with tailor-made music lessons that resonate with your soul.

🎶 World-Class Instructors: At Groove Academy, you learn from the very best. Our instructors are not only rigorously trained and certified by the Royal Conservatory of Music, but they also hold university or college degrees. They’re not just teaching music; they’re living it, immersed in the music industry.

🎤 Performance Opportunities: We don’t just teach music; we create musicians. Our students get to shine on the stage at Groove Academy events, local gatherings in Edmonton, and even on national and international platforms. And here’s the best part – these performances are entirely optional, so you can test your musical wings at your own pace.

Ready to dive into the world of music with us? If you’re curious about our drum lessons or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to guide you every step of the way on your drumming adventure. Give us a call today! 🎸🎶📞

Our Drumset Curriculum

  • Popular Music (Rock, pop, R&B….)
  • RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music)
  • Jazz Studies
  • School Band/Jazz Band Preparatory
  • University Preparatory
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Drum Lessons at Groove Academy

Learn more about the drum lesson programs:

Little Drummers Program: Age 3-5

Our Little Drummers program includes course material. The program covers call and response games, will work towards students creating rhythms and will assist with hand/eye coordination, all of which will help build communication, social skills and confidence.

The Little Drummers program will give each student the foundation for the best results in future education.

To discuss our courses in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

Beginner to Advanced: One-on-One Drum Lessons

Our individual drum set lessons are customized around every student’s goals and needs, which are discussed before lessons begin.

Each student truly receives customized drum lessons. We cater to how a student learns best by using audio, visual and kinaesthetic aids. Unlike group classes, with one-on-one drum lessons, that student has our utmost undivided attention.

Our Drum Lessons Program Covers:

  • Setting up your drums
  • Tuning,
  • Types of stick grip
  • Drum grooves in multiple styles
  • Leaning songs
  • Soloing, (various types)
  • Drum fills
  • Double bass technique
  • Coordination
  • Independence
  • Rudiments
  • Ear training
  • Call & response
  • Theory
  • Chart reading
  • Working with a metronome and drum machine
  • Recording techniques
  • Working with acoustic drums, electric drums & hybrid setups

… and much much More!!

For a full list of what our drum set courses cover, and how we can customize lesson plans for you, please contact us.

To discuss our drum lessons in detail, or if you have any other questions, we would love to assist you further.

Orchestral Percussion

Our orchestral percussion program offers professional studies for any student wanting to join band, in band or at a University level. We cover mallets (marimba, vibes, xylophone, and bells), timpani, orchestral/rudimental snare drum, and auxiliary percussion (tambourine, triangle, castanets, shakers, cabassa, guiros, etc.).

We offer our students lots of performance opportunities as well as connecting them with community orchestras and University’s if they desire.

High school students in grades 9 to 12 are eligible to receive up to four additional credits throughout high school if practical and theory exam requirements are met. To discuss our courses in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

Hand Drumming

Djembe, Congas

Groove Academy offers a wide variety of Hand Drum Programs.

To sign up you don’t need a hand drum, just stop by and have some fun. We have lots of hand drums on site. Groove Academy offers Djembe group classes and well as one on one.

Never played before?

Hand drumming is awesome, a great way to express yourself and it’s easy to get a sound “out” right-away. Hand drumming is proven to be a great stress reliever, and a great form of meditation as well. It’s healthy and it’s fun. Join us today!!

To discuss our courses in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

Ten-Week Percussion Program

For School Band Students - Grades 6-12

The Ten-Week Percussion program is a one-on-one program that covers all orchestral percussion instruments, techniques and theory. Any student wanting to join band should take this course.

The program will give an in-depth study of snare drum, mallets, timpani, hand percussion and more!! After completing the Ten-Week Percussion Program, One on One lessons are offered. (10 half hour lessons or can be condensed to 5 one hour lessons) .

To discuss our courses in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

Full-Time Drum Course - College Level

Campus Located In Winnipeg

Our Full-Time Drum Course is a 6 month program of intense study intended for the serious and or career minded. As many Universities focus primarily on Orchestral percussion, our focus is on the many aspects of drumming and drum history.

The course includes theoretical and practical studies along with live performances and article submissions to some of the top drumming/percussion magazines and websites.

Students will learn to demonstrate proficiency in all genres, rudiments, percussion basics, soloing, odd time signatures, tuning, recording, working with a drum machine, electric drums, programing, double bass, and more.

The course runs from September-February and March-August. Classes are Monday to Friday from 9:30am-3:00pm.

Upon completion, a certificate is given with a mark 75% or higher. Full course details and tuition info can be mailed or emailed out.

Join Us On Campus Or Online!!

View our Online Drum Course Details

Please email us for audition requirements, tuition fees, course details or if you have any other questions. Contact us, we would love to assist you further.

5-Day Intensive Percussion Camp

Held at a local school or university

Groove Academy’s 5 Day Intensive Percussion Camp, held on the 2nd week of July, covers all aspects of orchestral percussion. Student will learn Theory, Rudiments, Snare drum, Timpani, Mallets, Drum set, and Auxiliary percussion. We also cover the basics of Jazz drumming along with grip techniques and listening examples.

Every day focuses on a different orchestral percussion instrument with a review of the day before. Students will experience tons of group playing and demonstration. The course ends of with a test that awards the student a certificate of completion and a CD of the week’s work.

This course provides the key essentials in providing students with the tools necessary to become an asset in the band program/s in September. To discuss our courses in detail, or if you have any other questions, please contact us, we would love to assist you further.

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