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Drum Lessons
At Aureus Academy Singapore

By popular demand, Aureus Academy is officially launching drum lessons at selected Aureus centres! Drum lessons will be available to beginners all the way through future rock stars! Whether you’re learning just for fun, or you’re getting ready for your next big show, our drum teachers are able to guide you on your musical journey.

Have you always wanted to play the drums? Playing the drums has its benefits. Not only can one get fit by playing drums, as a hardy session of drumming is a great way to burn those calories and sweating it out, but it also helps you learn good coordination!

To start off, make sure your posture is correct and the setup of the drums is comfortable for you. For posture, you should be in a relaxed manner with shoulders down and arms by your side. You should not have to reach out too far to strike any portion of your playing area. Make sure your seat is not too high and your legs 90 degrees comfortably rested on the bass drum pedal. The drums and cymbals should be positioned in front of you so that you can comfortably reach every part of the kit.

The Sticks

Finding the right sticks is important! For beginners, I would suggest getting a pair of sticks that’s not too heavy or too light, but just right! I would suggest VicFirth 7A hickory stick for general use or for practicing.

The Grip

Hold both sticks firmly with your palms facing downward but loose at the same time. The main control would be in the thumb and index finger and the rest of the fingers will be well rested on the sticks at all times as well. All drumming utilizes a combination of finger, wrist and arm usage. It’s is essential that the drummer always play relaxed and get the most out of his or her body potential. An important tip: never hold at the center of the drumsticks or and the edge of the close to the ends because of the balancing factor.

Now you’re all set with the basics. Read on to find out how to play the drums. Try to get a consistent rebound stroke on whatever part of the drum kit you are playing -snare drum, tom tom, hi-hat or ride cymbal. Each stroke should originate from the same place as this ensures consistency. Don’t originate your strokes from up in the air, that’s where a good margin for error can creep in. Start with crotchets, quavers and semiquavers for warm up on the snare drum and then proceed to do them across the drums at the same tempo. After that, add in the bass drum on every crotchet beat and play it at the same consistent tempo.

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Why Choose Us?

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All students have 99% pass rate
on ABRSM music exam

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All teachers are trained
to conduct engaging lessons

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There are platforms for your
kids to perform on stage

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10 locations around
Singapore

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See immediate improvement
when playing the drum

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State-of-the-art school
and facilities

12 benefits of attending
our drum lessons

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Improves
academic skills

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Stimulates creativity

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Develops social skills

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Improves
visiospatial processing

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Improves
concentration

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Develops discipline
and patience

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Improves problem
solving skills

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Improves reading
skills

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Boosts self-esteem

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Improves memory

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Develops physical
skills

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Serves as a good
foundation for a bright
future for your child

What others say about us

  • So when they started Aureus, their main differentiating factor from other music schools was the TEACHERS!

    Instead of just employing those with minimum Grade 8, Aureus employs those with minimum Bachelor’s degree in Music!


    Mum's The Word
    Mum's The Word
  • The main driving force behind this remarkable is Aureus' full-time and highly qualified teachers.


    The Straits Times
    The Straits Times
  • Aureus is known for its fantastically qualified teachers and one-to-one training.


    Sassy Mama Singapore
    Sassy Mama Singapore

Opportunities for your child
to perform on stage

Your child is not just attending normal drum lessons at Aureus Academy. They are trained to think, express themselves, and cultivate their musical talents through engaging lessons. We provide performing opportunities for our students to showcase their talents.

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Our passionate teachers aim to
inspire your child

We believe that good teachers teach, great teachers inspire. We aim to inspire your child – inspire curiosity; inspire confidence; inspire a hunger for learning.

One way to inspire students is to lead by example. We hold regular mini concerts at our studios for our teachers to perform.

“Aureus has sparked and developed
our son’s love for music!”

Our 7-year old son, Asher, has made phenomenal progress after taking piano lessons at Aureus for just over a year. During that time, he has transformed from a beginner into a passionate and confident performer, having participated at several recitals and a studio recording organized by Aureus. We were excited to see Aureus’ studio

Aureus has also prepared Asher well for the ABRSM piano exams. His teacher at Aureus is Khiew Eur, an accomplished pianist with a master’s degree in music. Under her guidance, he had completed his Grade 2 last year with flying colours including perfect score for one piece and close to perfect scores for the other two! He is currently awaiting his results for Grade 3 and scheduled to complete Grade 4 later this year.

Asher looks forward to every piano lesson at Aureus as his teacher, Khiew Eur, constantly engages him in a fun and lively manner. At the same time, she instils a high level of musical professionalism in him by providing timely feedback and encouraging him to always perform each piece to the best of his abilities.

Besides classical music, Aureus has introduced Asher to a wide variety of other musical genres and helped him discover his forte in jazz and the blues.

We are grateful to Aureus for making such a deep positive impact in our child’s life, and believe that they will do the same for your child!

Sincerely,
Mr & Mrs Khoo Chen En

We are grateful to Aureus for making such a deep positive impact in our child’s life, and believe that they will do the same for your child!

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