Drums & Percussion
There’s a saying that goes, “A band is only as good as its drummer.” And it’s true! Playing with a good drummer gives music a power and a drive that you just can’t get any other way -- and it’s just plain fun! Drumming releases feel-good endorphins, and it’s a great way to meet and make friends, as it’s an instrument that really only plays well with others. It does take focus and precision to really get good at it, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating! Our drum teachers will help students learn how to break complicated rhythms into their component parts, and how to build exciting rhythms from simple beginnings.
Drums are also a big confidence booster, since -- to put it simply -- they’re powerful and loud! Sure, you may be the one sitting in the back, but you’re the one driving that train, and everybody knows it. And did we mention it’s great exercise?
At Sense & Color, we use two electronic drum kits in our drum room, so the instructor and student each have their own drumset. We prefer electronic kits in the school, since they offer a wide range of sounds, with a convenient volume knob so we don’t drown out the rest of the school! The only thing you’ll need to bring to your lessons is your music and your drumsticks, but you’ll definitely need some sort of kit to practice on at home.
Drums vs Percussion
Essentially, all drums are percussion instruments, but all percussion instruments are not drums! Percussion instruments are instruments that are hit in some way to make sound, whether that’s with your hand, a mallet, sticks, etc. (In that sense, a piano is also a percussion instrument, since the sound is created by hammers hitting the strings!)
We have two choices for drum teachers, and they are both seriously amazing, highly sought-after drummers in the Austin music scene. You can meet them here, or you can go directly to our booking page and see who’s available in the exact time slots that you need! Both of our drum instructors have extensive experience not only in playing drum set in bands, but also in numerous forms of percussion, including university marching bands. If you’re looking to learn a specific form of percussion instrument that isn’t a drum set or marching percussion, send us an email and we’ll talk to our teachers to figure out who would be the best fit for that instrument.