Contemporary Music Courses

drums

Drum

A song is never complete without the drums. As a drummer, you give life, rhythm and excitement to the song. Master the technique of drumming, learn to perform exciting drum fills, and groove to pop and rock styles with this course. Upon courses completion students will be comfortable playing together with a band or even as a solo act.

We invite anyone with an interest in drums, with or without musical background, to enrol in our drum course. We offer the course at the Beginner and Intermediate level.
Students can sign up for an Assessment lesson with our teacher to check out which level to start from.

Beginner:

  • Hand Technique
  • Basic drum rudiments
  • Basic sticking exercises
  • Simple chart-reading
  • Quarter note grooves
  • 8th note grooves & fills
  • 16th note groove & fills
  • Pop & Rock styles
  • Basic drum fill concepts

Intermediate:

  • Foot technique
  • Advanced drum rudiments
  • Further chart-reading (Improvisation)
  • 16th note Snare & Bass drum patterns
  • Introduction to Shuffle & Blues rhythms
  • Left-hand independence & embellishments
  • Hand & feet combination
  • Accent & Syncopation studies
  • Advanced grooves
  • Advanced drum fill concepts

Acoustic Guitar/Electrical Guitar 

  • handle foundational  skills -chords, strumming patterns
  • Basic music theory incorporated
  • Fingerstyle guitar
  • learn to create simple arrangements

Pop piano 

  • learn pop harmony, pop riffs
  • learn and understand the contemporary language

Jazz piano 

  • Learn jazz music theory and foundation jazz harmony
  • Jazz scales, ideas
  • Transcribing and analysing  solos, technical exercises

*prerequisite: ABRSM piano exam grade 3 and above

Contemporary vocal 

  • Learn basic pop vocal techniques and skills
  • learn hit pop songs
  • Basic music theory