Drum and Percussion Lessons at Cappella Music Academy

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Our Approach to Drum Lessons at Cappella Music Academy

We fully acknowledge that each aspiring drummer is a unique individual. While it is true that everyone must begin in the same place, where you go from there is completely up to you. The flexible style of our instructors will foster your musical creativity, offering wisdom, and guiding your technique to levels of excellence. While creative expression is strongly encouraged, we incorporate certain features across the board for all our students, especially in the beginning phases of instruction.

student learning to play the drums at home with a drum teacher

Our Approach to Drum Lessons

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01 Drum Lessons Should Be Fun!

Few things in life are more satisfying than sitting down at a set of drums and playing your heart out. Students will find this unbridled joy in drum lessons at Cappella Music Academy, as fun is the centerpiece of our teaching philosophy. We want our students to LOVE that feeling, whether it’s their first or five-hundredth time on the throne (and yes, it’s really called that!).

Whether your interest in the drums is currently an individual pursuit or you’re already part of a band or ensemble, Cappella Music Academy passionate instructors are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals while having fun doing it!

02 We Emphasize Healthy Technique

Students at Cappella Music Academy can count on well-rounded instruction, rooted in proper technique. Working with a professional instructor, you will begin to master the fundamentals of drumming: a strong sense of pulse, how to control touch and tone, well-rounded drum vocabulary, ergonomic drum set configuration, good posture, healthy wrist action, four-limb independence, and efficient sticking patterns.

We strive to ensure that all of our drum students have a rich and varied lesson experience and become literate musicians. Students will be immersed in essential elements of music theory including rhythm and notation, and will gain exposure to the rich history of percussion.

03 We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals

Our teachers pride themselves on helping you discover new ways of connecting with the instrument while also working on music you know and love. The world of drumming is wide and deep – but through our tailored instruction, we help you reach your goals, whatever they may be.

Are you a member of a jazz ensemble? We’ll focus on swinging, dynamics, chart reading, and how to “kick” the band. Is your band hoping to be the next big country/rock/pop act? We’ll focus on playing with power, steady grooving, and bread-and-butter fills. Perhaps you desire to be a virtuosic drummer who can move in and out of all sorts of styles? We’ll help you identify the similarities and differences between them and navigate the precise skills needed for each.

How it works

Together we explore student musical goals.

We match students with one of our expert instructors.

Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.

We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit
Your Schedule & Budget

Weekly

30 Min Lesson

$148

Monthly

Great for the budding master.

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Weekly

60 Min Lesson

$296

Monthly

Longer sessions, great for
motivated musicians.

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“Brittany is an amazing teacher! She’s been teaching for 14 years and I’ve watched many of her students progress and become wonderful pianists. Brittany has also performed in many venues including The Museum of Flight, Barnes and Noble, and many churches for a variety of occasions.”

— Chris B.

“I was so impressed by the professional way Cappella Performing Arts Academy put together their piano recital this last week! Additionally, each student was well prepared and did such a nice job. Truly inspiring performance!”

— Amy W.

“As a parent, I am thrilled with the experience my daughter has had learning piano over the last 3 years. She is happy and excited to attend her lessons because the instructor makes the lessons challenging, meaningful, interesting, and fun.”

— Heidi K.

“We absolutely love our guitar teacher! She really listens to what my daughter would like to learn and what style. She encourages her and isn’t pushy. We are so happy we found Cappella!”

— Brooke C.

“Great staff and an awesome instructor. I’m getting better every week. I can’t wait to start playing Phantom of the Opera!”

— Tim V.

“Cappella Music Academy is *the* place to learn music in the Bonney Lake area. The wide variety of instrument-specific offerings, group sessions, great space, excellent rates, and friendly staff make it an easy choice for music instruction.”

— Tom W.

“Our daughter is 9 years old and has been interested in playing the piano for many years. We drove by in the fall and noticed this place opened recently and were accepting students.”

— Nicol W.

“We are so impressed with Cappella Music Academy. Everyone is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and exceptional at their craft. Everything about the academy is first-class, from the amazing bi-yearly musical performances to the attendance incentive trophies.”

— Gretchen F.

“I’ve had my kids in music lessons for a number of years with Cappella. I continue to be impressed with their level of service. My kids absolutely love going here!””

— John H.

“Most professional studio I have ever had the opportunity to take lessons from. So grateful for the experiences I had with miss Brittany. If you want to make it to the top in the music industry, she will get you there.””

— Ashyr C.

“I have been thoroughly impressed with the friendliness, professionalism, and knowledge the staff has! Every teacher has a passion for music and it passes to their students!””

— Aubrae N.

“Such a wonderful place to learn! High class lessons at an affordable price!! I highly recommend Cappella for its great family friendly lessons and wonderful teachers!””

— Matthew B.

“We signed our son up for drum lessons and have been pleased with the service, instruction and professionalism that Cappella has shown. They teach not only the fundamentals but also music theory which I believe is important.”

— Tyson T.

“My daughter is enrolled in Beginning Choir at Cappella Music Academy. She is 6 and this is her first formal instruction. She absolutely loves it! She gushes about the class for the rest of the day and always “counts sleeps” until she can go again.”

— Rose F.

“Cappella Music Academy is awesome. The staff is absolutely amazing, extremely professional and very knowledgable. If anyone is wanting professional lessons to look no further!”

— Austin J.

“We had been looking for guitar lessons for my daughter for quite some time and now that Cappella’s has opened we are so happy to have her enrolled! It’s a convenient location, redone inside and she has a one-on-one class each week.”

— Lori F.

“Cappella is one of the few places we were able to find Drum lessons available for our son. The process from the moment you call to your lessons is spectacular. Their service and instructors are very knowledgeable and they truly strive to make sure you are welcomed and successful in your learning.”

— Melissa T.

“Every teacher here is amazing. We have two children taking lessons through Cappella. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking for music lessons.”

— Kami J.

“I was an adult student of Brittany’s and loved my lesson times with her. She is a very patient, cheerful teacher and I learned so much!”

— Julie R.

“Top-notch piano teachers. I have witnessed amazing results with their students!”

— Daniel B.

“Our daughter started private piano lessons with Miss Brittany when she was four years old. It has been a year and we are so impressed at how much she has learn and grown! Not only is Brittany an amazing teacher, but she teaches with patience, kindness, and love. ”

— Sarah L.

Frequently
Asked
Questions

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What Is the Minimum Age to Start Drum Lessons at Cappella Music Academy?

We welcome students of all skill levels to take drum lessons at Cappella Music Academy. While we create a positive and inspiring environment for all drum players, the minimum age we recommend a student start percussion lessons is 5 and full drum set lessons are 6. The term drum lessons can be very subjective as playing drums can mean anything from hand drums to a full drum set. Any students younger than 6 should focus on a hand drum or practice pad to learn rhythm and build up coordination.
Physical development is important since drum players must have dexterity, control, and motor skills as they learn rhythms and hold and maneuver the drum sticks. Drum students must also know how to count and have an adequate attention span for lessons and practice sessions.
We welcome you to contact us and discuss your child’s needs, interests and goals as you decide if your child is ready for drum lessons.

Do I Need to Own a Drum Set?

You do not have to purchase a drum kit to take lessons. Beginning students can learn with a drum pad, stand and sticks for under $40.00. Students use our drum set at their lessons and do not have to bring anything except their drum sticks and a notebook.

Do I Need Any Prior Drumming Experience?

Players of all skill levels benefit from drum lessons at Cappella Music Academy. You do not need any prior experience with drums or percussion.
You may learn faster if you have previous exposure to percussion, understand rhythm, and can read music, but our teachers create customized lessons that allow you to learn foundational skills, develop advanced techniques and discover the joys of drumming.

What Styles of Drumming Can I Learn?

Our drum instructors teach rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and many other styles. Drum language can be complex and our drum teachers will create a plan designed to improve your speed and comfort.

What Books Will I Need?

Every drum student has different needs and interests, and your instructor will customize a curriculum just for you. You’ll receive a personalized list of books to buy after your first lesson.

Are Drums the Right Instrument for Me?

We often think of drummers as people who like to pound on things. But drumming requires concentration, technical knowledge, physical stamina, and creativity.
Listen to a variety of music styles and identify the percussion parts, or meet with a drum specialist at Cappella Music Academy as you decide if this instrument is a good fit for you. We are happy to help!

Why Choose Cappella Music Academy for Drum Lessons?

If you’re ready to express your musical talents, skills, and creativity on the drums, we’re here for you. Cappella Music Academy personalizes lessons to your unique needs, and our experienced, passionate, and skilled instructors create an engaging environment that promotes learning and fun.
With our student-centered approach, you gain a balanced education that helps you develop excellent musicianship and prepare to achieve your future goals.

Ready to Begin Drumming?

Contact Cappella Music Academy today to begin your customized drum lessons. We prioritize your needs whether you want to hone your natural rhythm, land a spot in the marching band, or prepare to perform on stage.
Discover how our balanced approach gives you the foundation and skills you need for success.