Drum and Percussion Lessons in Lakewood, OH
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Our Approach to Drum Lessons at Lakewood 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.
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 Lakewood 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, Lakewood Music Academy passionate instructors are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals while having fun doing it!
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Students at Lakewood 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.
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.
Meet Our Incredible Drum & Percussion Teachers
Sara Simonovska was born in Kumanovo, Macedonia on June 14, 1994. Her father is a professional drum set player and from him she inherited her love of music. She started playing drum
Guitar, Drums & Bass
Ben Wolgamuth is a Lakewood-based music producer, audio engineer, songwriter, and working multi-instrumentalist. He was the lucky recipient of a roundabout music education, including an Associate of Arts degree from the small
Brass, Ukulele, Guitar, Piano & Drums/Percussion.
Fred Clark obtained his education at the University of Tampa, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Music Education. While in Tampa, he performed in many different situations, from
David Shaffer earned his BFA and MFA at California Institute of the Arts where he studied percussion and many Non-Western music systems including the Ewe Music of Ghana, North and South Indian
We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget
Weekly 30 Min
30 minute lessons are great for building a strong foundation.
Weekly 45 Min
Fit for both beginners & intermediate students who need more than 30 minutes.
Weekly 60 Min
Longer lessons, perfect for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.
What you can expect
1. Together we explore student musical goals.
2.We match students with one of our expert instructors.
3.Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.
Iris Dahlke | Parent
“He joined his school’s rock club and I was just informed by his teacher that he did really well and they could tell he has had training! He was moved to tears and so was I. So shout out to Mr. Fred and Lakewood Music academy! I appreciate the time and effort that has gone into Owen’s drumming. I look forward to these next chapters.”