The most important aspect about playing an instrument like the drum kit is keeping a steady beat, so that the other instrumentalists in the band will have someone there to “keep time”. Keeping a beat and a steady rhythm is proven to have positive effects on the mind and body.
When learning the drum kit the student will develop a high level of coordination, enabling them to play a different pattern with each limb, ranging from a very simple pattern to highly complex combinations. This can have positive effects in other aspects of life because it enhances “fine motor control”.
What is the best age to learn the drum kit?
There is no age restriction; if a child can comfortably sit at the drum kit and reach all of the instruments on it they can learn. It is most common for children to begin when they are in primary school.
Surrey Arts teach lessons all over the county including Camberley, Oxted, Reigate, Banstead, Woking, Staines and Guildford.