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NJ Drum School is operated by Roy Van Tassel, a professional instructor and musician, playing since 1988 and teaching since 1997. Individual, private lessons focus on proper technique, coordination and sight reading while offering a fun, rewarding experience for students of ALL AGES and skill levels.
Lesson plans will vary due to each student’s individual needs and wants. Learning how to sight read is a top priority as you can’t communicate the language of music without it. It’s a common misconception that reading music is hard. In fact, it’s fairly easy, and a little bit of understanding goes a long way in a student’s learning process.
Reading music, development of proper hand technique, and coordination on the drum set, are elements of everyone’s lesson plan. Drum Rudiments, the equivalent to melody-based instrument scales, are introduced at a beginner level, and explored in more detail moving forward. Other topics are dependent upon the level of the student.
Contact Roy today, using the form below, for information on lesson pricing and availability, and take that first step for you or your child in playing the drums.