Allegro Music School has been offering drum lessons in Ottawa for more than 30 years. This highly popular instrument is fun, expressive, and great for adults and children alike. We all know that the drummer will always have the best seat in the house. Let us help put you in that seat.
The drums are a diverse instrument and provide a gateway into various types of music and genres. By choosing to learn the drums, students are not limiting themselves to a single musical niche. The drums set the rhythm and beat in rock, classical, country, R&B, jazz, and more. The possibilities are endless!
Allegro is proud to offer lessons for acoustic drums, electric drums, and practice pads. Instruction will touch on all aspects of playing the drums including warmups, rhythmic exercise, reading notes, and performance skills. As with all our programs, teachers will customize lessons to suit each student’s skill level and ability.
We offer both 30 and 60 minute lessons priced at $112 and $224 per month, respectively. Additionally, our lessons are available in an online format making it even easier for students to access their musical education.
For more information about our drum lessons near you, connect with Allegro today!
Flexible & Customizable Lesson Structures
At Allegro we offer multiple drum lesson formats for students. Instruction is available both in-person and online with students being able to choose their preferred session length as well.
This ensures that students are provided a learning environment that is both accessible and comfortable for them. You are no longer limited to choosing only from music lessons near you. Allegro is available to students no matter where they are!
The team of teachers at Allegro Music School has extensive musical experience and knowledge. Not only do they have the necessary expertise, but they are also true teachers at heart. They have a genuine passion for music and a desire to educate their students and see them succeed.
Our drumming teachers are supportive, patient, and specialize in customizing their lessons for each student. They create an encouraging environment and strive to empower their students to not only improve their skills technically but to inspire and motivate them too. They help students understand that music offers so many additional lifestyle benefits.
Our teachers are what have built Allegro into the reputable music school it is today. They have made our programs personable and relatable for students and make everyone feel at home.
Drums Build Confidence
The drums are one of the most important and dynamic instruments. Drummers set the tempo and rhythm for a song, keep the beat for every other instrument in a band to follow, and adds a percussion compliment to a melody. Learning to play the drums is an opportunity to build confidence and leadership skills because the drummer always sets the example while taking the lead.
Reduce Stress & Anxiety
Playing the drums is an excellent way to relieve frustration and stress. Playing for only a few minutes can drastically boost your mood, which will trickle over into other aspects of your life. Drumming releases those ‘happy endorphins,’ and the physical act of drumming provides an outlet for negative emotions.
Improve Coordination & Dexterity
The drums require a connection between the brain and the body’s muscular coordination. Drumming strengthens both fine and gross motor skills, mental speed, and one’s listening ability. Drummers will often possess a higher degree of dexterity, steady hands, and fast reactions.
The drums are an instrument present in nearly every type of music, which means your musical options are vast and diverse. You are not required to commit to a single genre; you have the freedom to explore different styles of music.
Drumming Performance Opportunities
Drumming students at Allegro Music School are provided the opportunity to participate in various performance opportunities should they desire. Through the education that Allegro offers, students can showcase their skills and express their passion in a variety of settings. This can include casual performances, festivals, online events, and even masterclasses.
The teachers at Allegro are capable and qualified to prepare students for various musical examinations or prepare them for auditions. We strongly believe that if a student wants the chance to be center stage, they deserve to have it. Alternatively, we also support those students who are satisfied with playing music on a personal level.
Our performance opportunities are not limited to only the drums; they extend across all of our offerings.
At Allegro, we are all about making music accessible to everyone which is why we offer affordable rates for our lessons. We provide 4 drum lessons per month, and drum lesson fees are charged monthly and are dependent on lesson length.
30-minute weekly lessons - $112/month
60-minute weekly lessons - $224/month
Suitable for All Ages
Allegro’s music lessons welcome children, adults, and seniors to participate. We believe you are never too young or too old to get in that drummer’s seat.
Accessibility to Instruments
To learn, you will need an instrument, but we realize that not everyone is willing or able to purchase a drum kit when just starting. To assist, Allegro has partnered with various local retailers who provide rental options for drum sets.
Our teachers take the time to get to know you and identify your goals and interests. This allows them to provide a customized lesson plan that ensures the right teaching and support is offered because each student learns differently. Our customized learning approach strives to match each student's goals at their pace.
Drum Kit Retailers & Rental Options
To learn the drums, students will require access to drum kits. We understand that not everyone is able or willing to purchase a brand-new drum kit, especially if you’re starting lessons for the first time. Most newcomers want to see how they enjoy the drums before making that significant investment.
Allegro Music School has partnered with numerous drum kit retailers to make the purchasing process easier and more trustworthy. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when shopping for musical instruments; these retailers are sure to make the shopping experience much more enjoyable for you.
These same retailers also offer rental options for drum kits and practice pads. They offer a wide range of options depending on your budget and requirements. Renting is an excellent way to get started with a new instrument without the owner obligation or high cost.
Why Choose Allegro?
For nearly four decades, Allegro has been educating and inspiring music students in a way that makes them feel at home. We pride ourselves on maintaining a positive and welcoming environment where anyone can study and practice music. Our experience is what truly elevates us as a music school.
Our teachers facilitate learning and growth, our programs are customized, and our lessons are delivered in flexible manners. We believe everyone deserves access to music and we strive to make our programs affordable and appealing to as large of an audience as possible. Our students achieve success, and many have gone on to experience great musical accomplishments.
Contact us today to start your musical journey!
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Drum Lesson FAQ
How much do lessons cost?
Lesson fees are dependent on the lesson length and are charged on a monthly basis. Monthly lesson fees include 4 lessons scheduled for the same day and time each week.
30 minute weekly lessons = $112.00 per month
Are there performance opportunities?
Many of our students at Allegro perform. Our studio provide opportunities to participate in recitals, coffee houses, festivals and masterclasses. Our teachers can help students prepare for Royal Conservatory of Music examinations, High School and University auditions as well as special occasions!
Do you teach Adults?
Allegro welcomes all adult students regardless of experience and ability from beginners to working musicians. Our teachers are delighted to work with students of all ages.
How long does it take to learn drums?
There is no set answer to how long it takes to learn an instrument. With regular practice a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons fun, rewarding, and engaging!
What if I don't own a drum kit?
In order for you to get started right away with lessons it is important to have an instrument to practice on.
If you don't already own a drum kit, and are new to lessons, there are many options out with a wide range of models and prices. In addition to acoustic drum kits, there are many great electric kits. Some prefer electric kits for the volume control as well as the built in drum sound banks. If neither of those are an option, there are also practice pads and other resources for at home practice.
What can I expect at my first lesson?
In your first lesson your teacher will take the time to get to know you and identify your goals and interests. They will make recommendations on what learning materials you will need for your lessons and what level you should start at depending on your experience. Beginner students can expect to be able to play something on their instrument before they leave their first class!