School of Rock Chicago's very own drum instructor Ryan Farnham was recently featured in Modern Drummer. In the article, he talks about touring with his band The Kickback and teaching SoR kids meaningful and deliberate drumming. "I emphasize that drums are a melodic instrument and I try to help them create melody using space and repeating rhythms," He said. "There is no doubt that there will be a whole crop of very successful bands in the next ten years that will have started at a School of Rock somewhere."
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If your child wants to play the drums, trying to find the right kit for them to start on can be pretty confusing. Here are some pointers to help you find the right thing for your child. Once you've chosen a drum set, bring your budding musician to School of Rock for a tour and free trial lesson, and we'll help them love learning and playing music!
How To Buy A First Drum Set
The right place to start drum shopping depends on the person you're shopping for. If you're buying a kit for your young (single-digits) child that might or might not take an interest in it, you could be able to get away with buying the least expensive all-inclusive kit. If your kid gets into it though, you'll probably be shopping again within a year.
The options open up considerably if you decide to spend a little more up front, and you can find a kit that will last a long time, sound good and get your kid through at least high school. Important note about drums: Drums need regular adjustments to sound good and be fun to play. Luckily, this kind of...more
One of the questions we get most often at School of Rock is which guitar or bass parents should buy for their child who wants to start learning to play. Here are a couple of pointers to help you find your way. Once you've put a sweet guitar or bass into your kid's hands, come to School of Rock for a tour and free trial lesson, and we'll help them love playing it!
If you haven't read part 1 of this post, you may want to go there first.
What To Look For If You're Shopping In Person
There's no way to poke and prod anything you buy online before it's at your door, so if you're shopping in person, here are a couple of things to watch out for. Important note about new instruments: One of the ways that guitar manufacturers save cost is by putting minimal labor into the final setup of the instrument. Often the parts are quality and the assembly is fine, but the fine-tuning that makes an instrument play well and sound its...more
Read about Fairfield, CT School of Rock student and Allstar Becca Webster winning the "Hit Like a Girl" international drumming contest here: https://06880danwoog.com/2016/04/19/becca-webster-hits-like-a-girl/. And check her out on the drums here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9rPGfQwnHs. Congratulations, Becca!more
Read about American Idol Season 15 Finalist Dalton Rapattoni talk about his School of Rock experience, recording his solo album and much more with Billboard Magazine here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7340688/american-idol-dalton-rapattoni-interview.more