Portland Drum Lessons
The Drum Set: The Dance Between Rhythm and Group Dynamics
If it weren’t for the drummer we wouldn’t have rock n’ roll, we’d have skiffle music or down home blues. A good drummer fuels the entire ensemble’s performance, ignites the audience, and leads the execution of each song. It may be intense at times to listen to a young drummer practicing but that’s what earplugs are for. Let the drummers drum and get them in a band!
Drum Lessons with KTL: A Well Rounded Education
The drum program at Keys to Life is lead by Tyler Phelps, or Ty, as he is more affectionately known. Ty focuses the drum set program on stick technique, coordination, standard notation, learning by ear, rhythms, and playing with a group. This last feature is incredibly vital since it’s in the act of playing with a group that a drummer deeply learns their value and broadens their techniques. To that end Keys to Life involves its drum students in it’s UpStartRock program so they get the chance to play and perform with an ensemble of other KTL students.
KTL has a top of the line (Ludwig) child-sized drum set at its NE Portland location and full size drum sets at all locations. KTL recommends against signing up for drum lessons without having a proper kit to play on.