The objective and purpose of this very special, short course, is to help parents (or any adult, age 12 or older), discover ways to teach drum set techniques to pre school children aged 3 and above.
Actually, the seeds of rhythmic talent and drumming may be taught at any younger age, though it will be very slow going at first..
Lesson #1 of this course can be instilled in young toddlers as young as 9 months and maybe younger. We do this by playing a little 'patty-cake' game with the toddler, (to be explained in lesson #1.)
Lesson #1 should be the quintessential first music lesson taught to any child, no matter what instrument they might choose to play at a later time in life.
The secret seeds of all musical talent, will begin with the first lesson in this course, as the toddling student learns to 'feel the beat flow of a song'. This habitual 'feel' for the beat flow of music is the primary ingredient that leads to a 'natural feel' for rhythm. Without this natural feel, no student of music will do well, regardless of the money spent, or years devoted, towards learning to 'play' any musical instrument.
I've found over a 45 year career, teaching drums to all ages, that about 70% of all adults over 12, already have developed this 'natural feel' for the backbeat flow. Those who haven't developed it already, should easily do so, as they prepare themselves, to teach their pre-school student.
Incidentally, that same lesson will and should be the first lesson taught to any student of 'dance', as well.
Please be aware that Buddy Rich and many other drummers began their careers at age 3 or younger. It is possible to teach any child to play drums at almost any age, though . . . the younger the student, the more patience the teacher will need.
It can't be done over-night!
First . . . We must teach 'YOU', the teacher;
BUT . . . IT IS SO EASY, YOU WON'T BELIEVE IT!
Anyone above age 12 should find all this very easy! It's a simple matter of learning to listen deeply into the music (any song) and identifying the 'backbeat flow' as the song progresses.
Let's get started! It's easier than you think.
The best part is, besides gaining some of my best teaching techniques, and secrets, you will be helping us to keep this free 125-lesson course online, for so many underprivileged kids (and adults) around the World!
Thanks. (Bill Powelson)