It’s a new year and you may be thinking of doing those things you never had time for or never got a chance to do. One of those activities on that list may be learning to play the drums. Although picking up a musical instrument and learning to play it as an adult can be rewarding, it also implies certain challenges.
Not that you should allow you to let these challenges deter you but you do need to be aware of them so you know how to deal with them.
Your first challenge when learning to play the drums as an adult will be in finding the instrument. You have to really be honest with yourself here. Ask yourself the following questions before you go to the music store and buy the most expensive set of drums.
·Do I really know that I will enjoy this that much?
·Do I know that I will stick to the drum classes?
·How much can I afford on a set of drums?
These are questions you need to answer for yourself, and buying the best set of drums may not be your best solution. You may just want to start with a beginner set of drums and work your way up to better instruments as your classes progress.
Your next challenge will be in finding the right type of adult drum classes. Will you be taking a traditional “in person” class or an Online class. Both are great options and the choice you make really depends on your personal life, and your schedule. An “in person” class will allow you to meet other drummers, and people that are interested in learning music. This will get you out of your normal routine but an online class can also be helpful.
In an adult drum lesson, you sit right up close to the teacher and can ask any question you want. You can either decide to take group or individual classes, and the price will vary according to the type of class you take.
Just be sure you get a good drummer teacher. You can do this by asking pertinent questions before enrolling in the class. For instance, you should ask about the experience the teacher has, how long he has been teaching, and what teaching method he uses.
You should also know that a great teacher is not necessarily a great player, and vice versa, a great player does not necessarily make a great teacher.
One of the biggest challenges that adult learners have, after that of finding the right adult drum lessons, is that of being consistent in the classes. It is important to set aside time in your schedule to make it to every class you have.
When you start cancelling classes then you get out of the routine, and you stop practicing. Eventually you stop taking those drummer classes you were so interested in.
Try to avoid the challenges in learning to play the drums by choosing the appropriate drum set, choosing the right teacher, and being constant in taking those classes and in practicing. This will allow you to quickly become an excellent drummer.