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Drum Lessons
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Learn By Doing

Our approach to drum lessons is all about getting students to start playing drums from day one! It doesn’t always mean playing full-blown grooves or beats but depending on the student’s age we like to get them to start actually experiencing what it feels like to hit the drums and begin to experience how fun and exciting it is.

Beyond the Books

Our instructors go far beyond the nuts and bolts of drumming such as notes, rudiments, and patterns. We do make fundamentals the anchor of all of our lessons but we also make sure we give the students time to actually apply it to the drum set and learn about the fun of making music and playing drums!

Only the BEst

We Know How to Make Learning Fun For ALL

Our drum instructors are hired based on many criteria and one of which is their ability to teach all levels and types of students. Drum lessons should be accessible to all but not everyone will respond to each teaching approach the same. That’s why we make sure our drum instructors tailor their lesson to the student and make sure that the primary goals of each student are met no matter what age they are, what level they are at or what style they are trying to learn. 

Getting Started

Here are a few things you need to get started

The most common misconception is that you need a drum set to get started with drum lessons. The answer is NO! You can start by just get a simple practice pad or even just a pair of sticks and see if you like drum lessons enough to then commit to getting a drum set. 


The first and main thing we ask is that you start your drum lesson journey by coming ready to have fun.


Next we want you to bring any and all questions you might have about taking drum lessons. 


Lastly, we want you to give yourself time to learn at your own pace because everyone learns at a different pace.

Our Team

Drum Instructors

Get to know our drum department staff by checking out their instructor profile pages. If you find an instructor you are interested in please sign up for a free trial lesson and see what they are all about in person. If you need help picking an instructor, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will gladly help you find the best instructor that fits your needs. 


Other benefits to learning how to play drums

Learning how to play a musical instrument has very many benefits to anyone no matter what age or music goal they have. Here is a small sample size of some of the benefits that are obtained due learning and playing music.

Self Esteem

Its undeniable that the ability to sit down and play an instrument is a unique skill. Studies have show that music and interacting with other people learning something new around you builds social skills, which boosted confidence and self esteem.


Music education has been proven to change your brain structures and improve the way you think. For example, improvisation leads to more extensive brain activity. It also helps you boost your memory and boosted ability to recognize patterns


Music requires combined engagement from the different areas of the brain. Your ability to think logically, to judge, and to be critical has to be active. As a result, you are enhancing your ability to spontaneously think in a more creative way.



Learning music will help you concentrate even in the middle of distractions. You will also learn the benefits of a consistent practice schedule. You will see that there is so much you can achieve if you are dedicated and take things at a learning pacing.

The Rhythmic Expedition: Why Kids Should Learn to Play Drums

In a world filled with diverse musical instruments, one stands out for its sheer power, rhythm, and infectious energy—the drums. Encouraging children to learn to play the drums can open doors to a myriad of benefits, ranging from developing coordination and discipline to fostering creativity and teamwork. In this article, we explore why it is beneficial for kids to learn to play drums and provide guidance on how to embark on this rhythmic journey.

  1. Development of Coordination and Motor Skills: Playing the drums requires a high level of physical coordination. As children manipulate different drumsticks, foot pedals, and various percussive instruments, they enhance their hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and overall dexterity. The rhythmic patterns and complex movements engage both sides of the brain, leading to improved coordination in other areas of their lives as well.
  2. Expression of Emotions and Creativity: Drumming offers a powerful outlet for children to express themselves emotionally. Through the instrument’s versatile nature, they can create a wide range of sounds, rhythms, and beats that reflect their feelings. Drumming encourages children to explore their creative instincts, fostering a sense of individuality and self-expression. It allows them to develop their own unique style and musical voice.
  3. Discipline and Focus: Learning to play the drums requires discipline and focus. Children must pay attention to rhythm, tempo, and dynamics while maintaining a consistent beat. Regular practice sessions instill a sense of discipline as they work towards improving their skills and mastering new techniques. This disciplined approach can positively impact their performance in other areas of life, such as academics and extracurricular activities.
  4. Stress Relief and Emotional Well-being: Drumming has therapeutic qualities that can help children manage stress and boost their emotional well-being. The act of drumming releases endorphins, which are natural mood-enhancing chemicals in the brain. It provides an avenue for releasing pent-up energy and emotions, promoting relaxation, reducing anxiety, and fostering a sense of inner peace.
  5. Teamwork and Collaboration: Drumming is often a part of a larger musical ensemble, such as a band or an orchestra. By participating in group drumming activities, children learn the importance of teamwork, communication, and collaboration. They develop an understanding of their role within a musical group and learn to listen to others while maintaining their own rhythm. These skills extend beyond music and can be applied to various social and professional settings.

How to Get Started:

  1. Choose the Right Drum Set: Select an appropriate drum set that suits your child’s age and size. Consider electronic drum kits for a quieter practice environment or acoustic drum sets for an authentic experience.
  2. Find a Qualified Drum Instructor: Enroll your child in drum lessons with a qualified instructor who specializes in teaching children. A skilled teacher will guide them through proper technique, rhythm training, and gradually build their drumming skills. We can help with this!
  3. Establish a Practice Routine: Help your child establish a consistent practice routine that allows them to progress steadily. Encourage regular practice sessions, starting with shorter durations and gradually increasing as their skills develop.
  4. Explore Different Styles and Genres: Encourage your child to explore various music styles and genres to expand their rhythmic vocabulary. This will enable them to develop a diverse repertoire and find inspiration from different drumming techniques and rhythms.
  5. Encourage Performance Opportunities: Support your child in finding performance opportunities, such as school concerts, talent shows, or community events. Public performances provide them with a platform to showcase their skills, build confidence, and develop stage presence.

Learning to play the drums is a captivating and enriching experience for children. Beyond the exhilarating rhythm and beats, it nurtures coordination, discipline, creativity, and teamwork. By providing the necessary resources, support, and encouragement, parents can help their children embark on this rhythmic expedition, unlocking a world of musical possibilities and personal growth. The journey of drumming will not only cultivate musical skills but also equip children with valuable life skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. Music Lab is here to help with that journey!

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Location: 194 Blue Ravine Rd #110 Folsom, CA 95630

Telephone: 916.250.1105

Email: folsom@musiclab.co

Hours: M-F: 12pm - 8pm, Sat: 10am - 2pm, Sun: Closed

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Music Lab does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

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