Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 10 weeks
Start Date 21/02/2019
End Date 09/05/2019

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16-18 Free
19-24 £150 p/ year
24+ Please Enquire
International £600 p/ year


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Learn the practical skills you need to play drum kit in contemporary music: including stick technique, four-way coordination, listening and music reading. You will play acoustic and practice kits in class. Please bring your own sticks.

Aims of the course

This course covers:

  • Stick control exercises, warm-ups and rudiments
  • Introduction to simple drum notation: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 notes, triplets, rests
  • Basic co-ordination on drum kit: hand/hand, hand/foot
  • Rudimentary exercises
  • Essential grooves

Assessment Method

By observation, question and answer and involving verbal feedback.

Progression Opportunities

To our Improvers Drum Kit class

Career Options

Ultimately to performing or teaching music.

Entry Requirements

This course is ideal for beginners, so no previous experience is necessary. You will need your own sticks, and access to practice facilities.


Our purpose-built music rehearsal studios.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.

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Lewisham Southwark College, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UT

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