Drum Lessons in Cedar Park, TX
Our Approach to Drum Lessons at Velocity 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
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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 Velocity 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!).
02 We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Students at Velocity 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.
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.
Our Drum Teachers:
Our drum teachers hold credentials from illustrious universities and have a wide range of experience. This enables them to pass on a well-rounded musical perspective to their students.
Surrounded by music his entire life, Reuben began taking drum lessons at age 15. He excelled in marching, symphonic, and jazz bands during high school, and majored in music education at Northeast
Drums, Bass, Guitar & Ukulele
Cari is a rock drummer originally from Palm Bay, Florida. She got her start on guitar at age 12, then picked up bass and drums shortly after. In high school, she learned
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“Ulrich is a fabulously patient teacher! We enjoy the time he invests in teaching our daughter and we are enrolling our other kids in classes because of the great, positive experience Cayli has had at Velocity.”
“I wanted to ping you to let you know how pleased I am with G.’s progress under Tom’s teaching. Tom’s very skilled and engaging and G. is blossoming as a student – he loves guitar and counts the days between his lessons.”
“We love velocity. The facility is always very welcoming and cheerful. My 3 y.o. Enjoys the music together sessions. I feel like it’s encouraging him to develop a love of music and even helping with his rhythm in gross motor skills.”
“Shane has been a wonderful piano teacher for our 6-year-old son. He is extremely patient and has a great rapport with children. He has great judgment and the ability to provide the right balance of instructions and challenges and keep his classes enjoyable.”
“For the last 3 1/2 years Kathy Rabago has been my daughter’s piano teacher. She has excelled in her piano skills and abilities due to this teacher’s patience and knowledge. Thank you Kathy for all you’ve done!”
“Thank you, Velocity School of Music. Your wonderful guitar teacher, Ulrich Ellison, has inspired and nurtured our 7-year-old in his love for the guitar and he loves going to each lesson. Your school is friendly, welcoming, and top-notch!”
“My son is working with Abby to learn to play the cello, and we are both so happy to be working with such a talented and kind person!”
“The kids are having a blast doing music this summer with Jonathan, Sarah, and Josh. The boys tell me they wish their lessons were longer! Great teachers – just what they needed this summer- they are playing some really fun pieces. They each love their teachers.”
“Velocity has changed Dalton’s life and he has gained so much confidence and loves the piano.”
“Mercer has really enjoyed his first couple of lessons and Ashley is just awesome! He looks forward to the rest of the summer and hoping to continue into the next school year. Thanks!”
We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget
30 Min Lesson
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45 Min Lesson
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60 Min Lesson
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What Is the Minimum Age to Start Drum Lessons at Velocity Music Academy?
We welcome students of all skill levels to take drum lessons at Velocity 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 7. 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. 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 Velocity 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 Velocity Music Academy as you decide if this instrument is a good fit for you. We are happy to help!
Why Choose Velocity 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. Velocity 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 Velocity 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.