We are one of just a handful of drum tuition studios that teach concert percussion. From orchestral snare drum to auxillary percussion and the basics of tuned percussion, we can help any drummer that is looking to play with a concert band, brass band, school band or similar. Using a foundation in rudimental drumming, we will transfer the skills you learn and apply them to a wide variety of percussion instruments, giving a good solid grounding in multi-percussion performance.
Our well equipped drum tuition studio contains a comprehensive collection of professional quality percussion instruments including the following.
Tama Concert Snare Drum
Pearl Folkloric Bongos
Pearl Pro Congas
Gretsch Tom Toms
Premier Brass Timbales
Plus a selection of smaller instruments such as wood blocks, triangles, cowbells, tambourines, shakers etc.
Playing concert percussion is a rewarding and varied pastime, and can be very challenging. In recent years a lot of music has been written for solo multi percussion and the percussionist can take great satisfaction in mastering the various techniques required to play these instruments. Amber Valley Drum School have a large selection of tuition and repertoire books available for students use. We can also advise on instrument and mallet purchase.
Concert percussion lessons are held at our main teaching studios, just off the A610 in Aldercar, within easy reach of both Nottingham and Derby. Prices are £14 for half an hour, and £26 for an hour. Call us on 01773 715870 to book or check availability.