What you'll learn
- How to teach drums
- Able to play drums at intermediate level or above
Many drummers feel that they would like to pass on their skills to others, but teaching drums is very different to playing them. Drumsense Teacher Training Level 1 gives you the tools you need to start teaching beginners to play drums. Starting with the most basic rock beats, you will also cover shuffle beats, syncopated beats and a structured approach to teaching fills. The exercises are carefully designed to establish a solid foundation for the student in terms of co-ordination and independence.
Almost everyone who learns to teach drums also says that dramatically improves their own skills as a player too.
To get the best out of the course, you will need to buy a copy of Colin Woolway's best-selling drum tuition book Drumsense Volume 1. You can buy this from your local music shop, from Amazon, or from our website. You will also benefit from buying some or all of the Drumsense Training Tracks from our website, which are specially-composed music loops, with phrasing and sections designed to work with each exercise in the Drumsense book. When you start teaching with Drumsense, your students will benefit from these resources too.
Links to these items have been included as resources in each lesson.
We really hope that you enjoy this foundation course in learning to teach drums.
Who this course is for:
- Drummers who want to learn to teach drums
Colin Woolway has been playing and teaching drums professionally since 1976. During those years he has done every kind of gig including theatre pit work, Jazz residencies, Cabaret and Variety shows, eight years with Suzi Quatro, and every kind of situation, from stadium tours with 30,000 people at every show, to scout huts and muddy gardens - you name it, he’s done it.
He is best known these days as the founder of the Drumsense Teaching programme, and the author of “Drumsense” books and DVDs, and was writing monthly columns for Rhythm magazine for over 20 years!
Colin presently teaches at studios in Twickenham, The Brit School, and East London Arts & Music (ELAM), and regularly presents clinics, masterclasses and lectures, and is a long time endorser of The British Drum Co, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Remo heads, Bill Sanders practice pads, Roland electronic drums.