By Todd Porter, Professional Music Educator

Drum Lessons For Beginners

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

Learn To Play The Drums In Just 30 Minutes Per Week! Practice Videos Included.

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Course overview - 14

  • Welcome to the program

  • Learn how to hold your sticks and where to place your feet.

  • Learn how to use your feet on the drum kit

  • Learn your first rock drum pattern

  • Learn your first drum fill

  • Learn to play the rock pattern in the open position

  • Learn your first kick drum variation

  • Learn how to change from eight to quarter notes

  • Learn how move quarter and eight notes around the drum kit

  • Learn how to play a second drum fill

  • Learn how to place your drum fills in the correct place in the arrangement

  • Learn how to play the stop that connects to two different sections of the song

  • Learn how to put all the parts together and play the whole song

  • Jam Room

Learners who have already enrolled in this course

Meet your instructor

Todd Porter
Todd PorterProfessional Music Educator
Multi-instrumentalist Todd Porter has been teaching music on several instruments for the past 15 years. In addition to teaching private lessons and workshops he is the horn section leader and arranger for the Bonified Truth, which backs up 2008 Toronto Blues Society winner Scott McCord (nominated for a 2010 Maple Blues Award for Best New Artist). He also leads The River Pilots, whose debut album reached the top 10 on the Canadian College radio Jazz charts in 2008 and was nominated for best World Music Song, and Best Country Music Song at the 2008 Ontario Independent music awards. The River Pilots Debut album was also featured on CBC Radio One shows, Disc Drive, Sunday Edition, and Fresh Air. Todd was a member of Toronto based Afro Funk group Mr. Something Something, where he toured Canada for two years (2004-2006) in support of their second album “The Edge”, which was nominated for a 2007 Juno award for best World music album