What you will learn?
How to play with a metronome
Learn to play with a track
Learn the stick technique
Identify the different parts of a drum kit
Learn basic patterns in different styles of music
Learn practice techniques
How does it work?
Click on Book now.
You will be directed to fill a form with your details. Please fill this and click on Submit. A SaPa educator will get in touch with you to schedule your first class.
After understanding your requirements, our expert will recommend a suitable learning level for you/your child.
Fix western drums class timings that are suitable for you and attend your first class.
Pay only if you like the first class. If you are satisfied, welcome to a rewarding journey towards becoming a drummer.
What our students are saying
I really like to learn songs quickly. I like that my teacher knows me really well and always makes sure I'm learning at a pace that keeps me excited. She makes sure to send me recordings and karaoke tracks so I can practise well during the week before my next class
- Aatmika, age 11, Student
It's nice to see my daughter enjoying herself while also practising consistently. She gets individual attention and feedback from her teacher, which helps her.
- Nisha, SaPa Parent
A Western drum set consists of…
- Bass Drum - This primarily maintains the beat of the song. You can play it with a pedal that you operate with your foot to beat the bass drum.
- Snare drums - One of the central drums in a drum kit, these drums have snares (wires) stretched inside the instrument’s bottom head. These drums can make two different kinds of sounds based on whether you have the snares (wires) on or off. It is placed on a stand. It is used in orchestras, bands, parades, and other concerts.
- Tom-toms - There are generally 2-3 tom-toms in a drum set. They can be set to different pitches.
- Cymbals - These generally come in pairs. Ride cymbals, hi-hat cymbals, and crash cymbals are generally used. These may be used with a pedal or without and can produce closed and open sounds. They are used in ensembles, orchestra, and bands.
- Drum sticks - You can play the drums with regular drum sticks or with drum brushes (for softer sounds). Different parts of the drum stick - tip, shoulder, shaft, and butt, are struck to create a light or heavy sound.
Other accessories like pedals, drum and cymbal stands, extensions, and hardware are also part of some drum kits.
Fun Facts about Drums
- While one drummer plays all the different drums in a drum set today, in the early days of drum playing, different people would play each drum in the set. Imagine how much more skilled drummers have become today!
- Each individual part of a drum kit used to be a separate instrument in its own right. It was combined later to form the drum kit we know today.
Indian and Western Percussion Instruments
Indian percussion instruments include tabla, mridangam, pakhawaj, dholak, ghatam, khanjira, dhols, and so on! These are used to play classical music - Carnatic and Hindustani as well as film and folk music.
Western percussion instruments include bells, clappers, gongs, drums, cymbals, xylophones, and so on. They are used in rock concerts, Bollywood, fusion, bands, and orchestras.
Why SaPa Music Classes?
Book a session now
- One-on-one classes - Choose your progress speed, benefit from personalised classes
- Learn at any age - Remember the right time is when you are ready!
- Lessons by professional musicians - SaPa’s educators perform as well - benefit from their practical experience
- Structured & standardised syllabus - Learn systematically from a well-researched & structured curriculum
- Flexible timings - Choose to learn at your convenience
- Student showcase - Selected performances featured in our Social Media pages with 3 lakh followers
- Specialised Training - Get trained for all purposes - performances, certifications or simply for pure enjoyment!
What do you need?
Any device with audio and video facilities, a good internet connection, a metronome app, a drum set
SaPa, the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts, started in 2007 is the home for great music and musicians. Guided by the vision of our founders, legendary musicians Dr. L. Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, and ably led by singer-songwriter Bindu Subramaniam and violinist Ambi Subramaniam, SaPa has a strong legacy of excellence in Carnatic and global music.
Here at SaPa, we believe in ‘learning through fun’. We have exciting, interactive elements in all our lessons, and ensure that students bring their musical vision to life while also having a great time.
Why talk to a SaPa expert?
We believe strongly in every student’s unique learning process. Some learn better while working together, others do better with one-on-one attention. Some learners start from scratch, while others can get a headstart from previous experience. Every perspective is important, which is why we recommend that you start your journey with us by speaking to our SaPa expert.
When you sign up for our ongoing classes, you get to chart your own learning path within our structured curriculum. You can consult with our SaPa expert on any questions you may have, before taking your first step. Register to book your slot with our team.