Our first-class instructors offer the most comprehensive drum lessons in Baltimore – from basic hand and foot technique to proper drum set positioning to the most complex grooves – in a fun and safe environment. As students learn how to play their favorite songs, they’ll work on coordination, snare drum technique, feel, dynamics and make their way through everything from rock to blues to hip hop to jazz and more. A group of passionate drummers, our instructors are here to inspire and push students to not only become great drummers, but great, confident musicians. Keeping with Stages’ motto – Learn. Perform. Record. – drum students will have the opportunity to record their own drum beats, and perform at recitals and with their fellow-students in one of our band programs.
Beginner drum lessons give students the opportunity to get behind the drum kit and learn basic technique, including rudiments and hand-foot coordination. Through weekly lessons at our facility just outside of Baltimore, students will get comfortable playing the full drum set, work on fills and solos, and work their way up to play along with their favorite songs.
Building on the foundations of technique and rhythm, intermediate and advanced lessons will help students play more complicated grooves, work on their speed and precision and refine their pocket. Our instructors are here to inspire students on their drum journeys and help them get to the next level.
Stages Music Arts has a wide variety of programs to accommodate all ages and skill levels! See below what we have to offer.
Recommended Ages: 4-8
The Mini Music Makers program is designed to help the youngest future musicians find the instrument they want to play, while having fun learning basic music concepts such as beat, rhythm and notes. In weekly 30-minute lessons at our Baltimore-area facility, students can experiment with ukulele, piano, drums and voice and choose which instrument they’d like to pursue further.
Recommended Ages: 9-12
Take your first steps to being the heartbeat of a live band! Students attend fun-filled weekly 90-minute rehearsals to learn songs to perform with fellow musicians. For beginner students, no prior band experience necessary.
Recommended Ages: 13-18
Keep the band in time by performing live and recording in a professional recording studio with Stages’ premier band program! Students attend weekly 90-minute rehearsals in a state-of-the-art professional recording studio at our facility just outside of Baltimore, record music with one of Stages’ world-class house audio engineers and have opportunities to perform live with their fellow bandmates.
Recommended Ages: 18+
Adult drummers will have a chance to participate in weekly 90-minute rehearsals in a state-of-the-art recording studio at our Baltimore-area facility, record with one of Stages’ expert house audio engineers and experience the joy of performing live. No prior band experience necessary, all skill levels welcome.