Drums are an essential part of any band because they set the tempo and keep the beat throughout the entire song.
» Most starter drum kits consists of a kick drum, snare drum, hi-hat, 1 cymbals, and 3 tom drums. More advanced students might add additional cymbals and other types of drums. Drums can be played with sticks, brushes, and sometimes even mallets.
» Drums are a great instrument choice for kids who have a lot of energy because playing drums involves so much movement!
» Drummers don't have to worry about playing correct notes and pitches like other instrumentalists do, but playing the drums is still challenging because of the coordination it takes to move your foot and both arms independently of each other.
Nick Bierman is an upbeat teacher whose passion for music is absolutely contagious. Nick spent most of his life picking up one instrument after another because he just couldn’t decide which was his favorite. After high school it seemed like the obvious choice for Nick to pursue a degree in music composition and continue his musical journey. During college he discovered a new passion for teaching music that he never knew he had. Now it’s Nick’s goal to spend all day teaching music and all night making music. If you’re looking for a die-hard music fan who will love music as much as you do, then Nick Bierman is your guy!
about drum lessons at NOLA School of Music
We teach students of all ages. Drums are one of the best instruments for young children to start out on. We recommend starting at age 4, but we'll take younger students on a case-by-case basis.
We love working with adults, too! At NOLA School of Music, we believe you CAN teach an old dog new tricks, and a lot of our students are actually adults who are learning a new instrument for the first time.
We teach it all: rock, pop, R&B, blues, country, funk, improvisation — but really, it's up to you! Your teacher will work with you to pick songs within your ability level that are the style of music you want to learn.
In order to make the most out of your lessons, you'll need to be able to practice at home in between your lessons. Fortunately, you can buy a fairly inexpensive starter drum kit if you're just starting out.
If you don't have a drumset yet, we normally recommend coming into your first lesson so our teachers can let you know where to shop and what to look for!
For younger children, you may need to purchase a smaller kit. We'll help you figure out what size will be best for your child during their first lesson!
30-minute lessons are our most popular option at NOLA School of Music. They are ideal for beginners and children who don't have enough material (or the attention span) for a longer lesson.
60-minute weekly lessons are great for adults or intermediate/advanced students. An hour lesson gives your teacher plenty of time to focus on technique, sight-reading, improvisation, and other aspects of music without being rushed.
For many students, 45-minute weekly lessons are the perfect sweet spot. Since 45-minute lessons are difficult to schedule, they may only be available during early afternoon hours or late evening.