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Dont Forget Your Drum Sticks!

Our Drum students are given an excellent foundation for any musical genre they might advance to. Their musical foundation begins with: identifying various drums and cymbals, learning different methods to strike the drum, looping drum beats, learning to identify and understand bars and measures, identifying and performing rhythmic denominations (i.e. quarter notes, half notes, etc.), and sight reading rhythm charts. A variety of styles are taught at the academy including pop, rock, and jazz. We have amazing degreed teachers who are also equipped to rock out! Our drum students will get a first rate musical foundation while having a lot of fun at the same time.

Please take note that a student does not need to own a drum set in order to learn beginning drums. We teach a variety of different genres including rock, pop, jazz, reggae, and funk.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do drum lessons work at Joe Ferrante Music Academy?

    At Joe Ferrante Music Academy, each lesson has three major components. The first segment is devoted to last week’s lesson assignment where the student gets a chance to demonstrate what they’ve worked on. The second component is time spent on technical development and music theory training. Students are taught how to read music, increasingly complex rhythms, note interval recognition, ear training, and chord construction. The third component is introducing the next assignment and teaching the student the important elements of their new song(s).

  • How old do kids have to be to start drum lessons?

    Although each child is different, in general children can start taking drum lessons around age 5. 

  • "Its like a big family here. The teachers and staff are constantly encouraging me to be the best I can be. I dont know where I would be without my amazing teacher!"

    - Chea

Raquel O.
Raquel O.
2023-02-13
My 5 year old son wanted to take piano lessons so we reached out to JF music academy. They were running a special for January plus a free introductory class. Ms Lorraine is our sons teacher and he's really enjoying his sessions. He is enjoying his sessions so I'm hoping he will continue his Interest in learning.
Lili M.
Lili M.
2021-12-17
Nicest people in the world! I brought my niece for her first guitar and the teacher was great, along with the young lady who helped us out in the front. My niece is loving the lessons and I couldn't be happier about who amazing they are l, and the level of professionalism.
Sam S.
Sam S.
2021-08-05
I started taking guitar lessons with Alex about 2 months ago. It has been fantastic. Everyone at the school is incredibly nice, and it really has a low-key small town community type atmosphere. My lesson is one of the best parts of my week and I look forward to it every time. Most of the students are children, but I'm not. If you think you are too old to start an instrument or to take music lessons, you are incorrect! It's never too late to strike up the band. Give it a try, you will be glad you did.
Mitch M.
Mitch M.
2021-01-26
They're really professional there. I got to take piano lessons while in high school, and although I didn't appreciate it then, it was a great experience. I later took guitar and piano lessons there as an adult, and I was happy with their teachers. The staff was always accommodating. When I have kids, I will definitely be taking them there. The teachers are great!
Kathleen S.
Kathleen S.
2020-06-01
Online zoom call lessons have been working great. Patient teachers, service oriented front desk staff, charter school payment allowed. This place has been excellent for my 3 children. We took guitar, song writing, mandarin, piano, and tried out a music application type class for our youngest preschool age child.
Mark O.
Mark O.
2019-03-09
The spring performance was amazing and Joshua had an extremely wonderful experience with Mariah as his vocal coach.
Richard V.
Richard V.
2018-11-16
I'm very happy to be here. All the instructors have been excellent. Sad to see Denise go but looking forward to my new instructor. I have been here for 30+ lessons and will continue to come. The staff is great and Mario is a class act.

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