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WELCOME TO
THE BEGINNERS DRUM COURSE

ONLINE + SELF PACED

YOU WANT TO FEEL GOOD PLAYING THOSE DRUMS!

You bought a drum kit, only for it to collect dust in your spare room.

You go to gigs and watch the drummer, feeling like you'd love to do that.

You feel slightly intimidated by starting to learn or going into a studio. 

You maybe played when you were younger but stopped and would love to get back into it.

This course is for you because there's something telling you to learn the drums, and following that voice could end up being the best thing you do for yourself. 

This course will support you every step of the way to falling in love with playing the drums, so what are you waiting for?

 

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"SOMEDAY" IS NOW. START YOUR JOURNEY.

Someday never comes! So instead kick start your drumming journey today for only £29.99 and learn alongside Alex Moody - a career musician, award winning drummer, owner of Al's Drum School, and an artist with multiple UK Top 40 album credits under his belt! But why take this specific course? We're glad you asked...

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Learn at your own pace

Once you buy the course, it's yours forever! Meaning you can take things at your own pace and make sure you're comfortable with each aspect before moving on. You can also re-watch any specific lesson as often as you want.

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Start playing immediately

Whilst we understand theory is important, nothing beats doing something in practice! So we designed this course to get you playing ASAP, meaning you'll be having fun a lot quicker than any textbook will provide!

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Be coached by the best

1-to-1 lessons with Alex are rare things to come by! But this course allows you time with the man himself as he gets you up to speed and confident in playing the drums & learning new skills.

Ready to get going? Click the button below to purchase the Beginners Course and you'll be taken to the payment page. After you've completed the purchase you'll be sent a link to access the course in its entirety - along with accompanying workbook - and then all you need to do is find a space to practice, get behind the drums (or pad), and start your journey to becoming a rockstar!

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WHY LEARN THE DRUMS?

Whether you want to learn the drums for yourself, or would love to see your child start their musical journey, there are endless benefits! Countless studies have shown the power of learning an instrument, especially the drums. We've even had phycologists write guest blog articles about the incredible results seen when observing someone learning the drums. We've listed some of the most noticeable benefits below. 

REDUCE STRESS

Playing drums can relieve frustration, disappointment and stress. Playing for just a few minutes can boost your mood. Similar to a “runner’s high,” drummers’ brains release feel-good endorphins immediately after playing. The physical stimulation of drumming and the sound vibrations that resonate through every cell in the body stimulate the release of negative emotions.

SELF EXPRESSION

Playing the drums can help people express themselves and get in touch with their emotional state. Drumming helps us connect to our core, enhances our sense of empowerment and stimulates our creative expression. 

DEVELOP CONFIDENCE

In the act of learning the instrument, drummers develop a growth mindset. That is, you must believe that you can learn challenging parts by starting slow and breaking them down. The skill of breaking complex tasks into manageable parts carries over in many areas of life. Believing you are able to learn difficult material is crucial to overcoming obstacles both in music and in life.

MINDFULNESS

When one plays the drum, they are placed squarely in the here and now. One of the paradoxes of rhythm is that it has both the capacity to move your awareness out of your body into realms beyond time and space and to ground you firmly in the present moment.

INCREASED MOTOR SKILLS

Playing the drums requires a synchronicity between the brains visual encoding and the body’s muscular coordination. Research shows that drummers are better able to control their motor functions, possess a higher degree of dexterity, are better at activities that require steady hands, and have the ability to react quickly. 

MENTAL & PHYSICAL FITNESS

Nothing gets your adrenaline flowing like playing the drums! A drum practice session is a great way to break a sweat while having fun. Drum students burn an average of 270.4 calories in 30 minutes just by playing the drumkit and moving to the beat. It sure beats spending hours in the gym!

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DURING THE BEGINNERS COURSE YOU'LL LEARN

  • Learn how to hold your drumsticks

  • Learn what a time signature is

  • Learn to read and play 1/4 notes & 1/8 notes

  • Learn what a musical staff is (hint: it's pronounced 'stave')

Lesson 1

  • Learn 1/4 note rests

  • Learn 1/8 note rests 

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

  • Learn to play your first 3 rudiments, a single stroke roll, a double stroke roll, and a single paradiddle

  • Take a deep dive into hand technique

Lesson 4

  • Take a deep dive into foot technique

  • BONUS lesson: Learn how to set up and sit at your drums correctly

Lesson 5

MEET YOUR TEACHER

Alex has had a long and successful career as a professional drummer and found an immense amount of joy and wellbeing from pursuing drumming professionally. He loved it so much that he wanted others to feel that same power the drums had to offer.

While teaching a wide range of students throughout his career, Alex saw the amazing benefits that drumming could bring to someone’s life, even as a hobby. Like when a young boy grows in confidence and is able to show and tell his friends about his amazing new musical skill, or when a student in her mid 50s was able to perform with her favourite local band after wanting to play the drums since she was a teenager. These special life moments are why Al’s Drum School was born.

As a professional touring musician Alex was the drummer for artists and bands like Lloyd Yates & The Dualers. Alex has several Top 40 UK Album credits to his name and in recent years has begone to pursue interests outside of music such as entrepreneurship, music therapy, and mindfulness training.

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"I've been fortunate enough to have a successful musical career, but the excitement of seeing a student learn a new technique - the joy in their eyes when they finally crack it - that beats anything that I've ever experienced on stage."
~ Alex Moody

Our mission is to provide as many as people as possible the skills and tools needed to ensure they can learn the drums anyway they choose, and from anywhere they choose!

Whether its through our Sussex based studio, where our incredible team teaches in-person lessons with students from all walks of life and of varying musical abilities, through our on-demand courses such as this Beginners Course, via our biannual Platinum Mentorship programme where we teach the professional musicians of tomorrow how to get a leg up in this competitive profession, or through our in-school teaching at education centres across the South Coast - if you're looking to master the drums, Al's Drum School is the place to be!

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