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FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q. I played drums and keyboard in high school, but have not played in a long time. I like to play drums again, can I still do it even I am in my late 50's?
A. Yes, absolutely. You are never to old to learn any instrument. You likely will remember some of your skills and can build up on that. Many adults have more focus and commitment than younger students.
Q. I have never played drums or any other instrument before and I feel that I have no sense of rhythm. Can anyone learn to play drums?
A. Absolutely. Anyone can learn how to play drum. In fact, many instructors prefer to teach students with no experience, since there are no bad habits to overcome. With the right determination, committed practice, and qualified instruction, you can achieve the goals your are setting for yourself.
Q. What is the right age group to start learning a percussion instrument?
A. The minimum age for learning how to play depends on the individual child as well as the instructor. We recommend to encourage any child that is interested in music, no matter what the age to start with lessons. When music is introduced to very young students, studies show that this will help the child to learn better and develop more quickly in all aspects of life.
Q. How often do I need to practice in order to become a good drummer?
A. A minimum of thirty minutes per day on a regular basis will help you to develop the necessary skill sets required to be a proficient drummer.
Q. Where can I buy percussion instruments from around the world, ie. a Djembe drum?
A. Most local music stores will carry or be able to order such instruments, or you may shop online.
Q. I just purchase a Djembe drum, how do I tune it?
A. Unless your Djembe drum was manufactured with tuning lugs, you would have to bring it to someone trained in Djembe tuning, as it is a meticulous process. If you are looking to attain a certain pitch, the tuning is based upon personal preference. Avoid keeping your Djembe drum in damp locations or where temperatures may fluctuate to extremes, such as in the trunk of a car.
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