Drum Lessons Johannesburg
We offer Professional + Affordable drum lessons in the comfort of your own home. Whether you want to improve your classroom pencil beats, boardroom finger rolls or want to be the next big Rockstar, we’ll help you get there.
Lessons are structured around your musical interests and tastes and done in a way to help you achieve your musical goals.
Health Benefits of Drumming:
Current research now shows the therapeutic effects of drumming techniques. Research indicates that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma and instigates self-exploration and realization. Specific studies conducted by professionals in the fields of music therapy and mental health show us that drumming:
- Reduces tension, anxiety and stress
- Helps control chronic pain
- Boosts the immune system
- Creates a sense of connectedness with self and others
- Helps us experience being in resonance with the natural rhythms of life
- Releases negative feelings, blockages and emotional trauma
- Provides a medium for individual self-realization
Drumming induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure and reduces stress. Stress, according to current medical research, contributes to nearly all diseases and is a primary cause of such life-threatening illnesses as heart attacks, strokes and immune system breakdowns. Chronic pain, which many of our veterans experience, has a progressively draining effect on the quality of life. Research suggests that drumming serves as a distraction from pain and grief. Specifically, drumming promotes the production of endorphins and endogenous opiates, the bodies own morphine-like pain killers, and can thereby help to control pain. Recent studies also suggest that drumming circles boost the immune system. In a specific study conducted by Barry Bittman, MD, group drumming actually increases cancer-killing cells, which help the body combat cancer as well as many other viruses.
Drum Circles also provide an opportunity for participants to feel connected with others and gain a sense of interpersonal support. A drum circle provides an opportunity to connect with your own spirit at a deeper level. Group drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation and alienation. There are great benefits to feeling connected to others, especially those in similar situations.
The origin of the word rhythm is Greek meaning “to flow”. When our lives are experiencing dissonance and disharmony, we limit our capacity to resonate with the natural rhythms of life. Drumming gives us a way to feel the beat, pulse or groove needed to feel connected and balanced, rather than isolated and out of whack. Drumming can help people express and address emotional issues. Unexpressed feelings and emotions can form energy blockages. The physical stimulation of drumming removes blockages and produces emotional release.
Meet our Drum instructor Po-Chung
For me technique in drumming is vital, with good technique I believe you can pretty much do anything you want on your instrument and makes it easier to learn anything you want on the drums. First and foremost I will teach you the basics any drummer needs to know, for example stick grip, your drum kit being set up to your comfort zone, knowing basic counting systems, these will help you in your drumming more than you think it might. I like to teach having good technique concurrently to learning how to read, and also developing your repertoire and learning from songs. In technique there will be a bunch of exercises to develop independence, your 40 basic drum rudiments, dynamics, control, etc. Developing your repertoire will be learning songs to a point where you can play them well and then moving onto the next song, the genres will vary. Basic reading exercises will be given to you to develop reading skills as well as develop more rhythm in your playing.