drum Music Lessons
beginner to advanced
DRUM/PERCUSSION MUSIC LESSONS
Our drum instructors teach rock, latin, metal, jazz, funk, blues, and many other styles. Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge any drummer with a wide variety of technical exercises designed to improve your speed and comfort.
All drummers bring in their favorite drum parts to learn in their lessons and theory is encouraged. We have many drum students who play in local bands be it in rock clubs or their local churches.
You do not have to purchase a drum kit to take lessons. Beginning students can learn with just a drum pad and sticks. Students use our drum set at their lessons and do not have to bring anything except their drum sticks and a notebook. In addition to drums we teach congas, timbales, and bongos.
Our drum Lessons
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- Drum Lessons
- Band Drum Lessons
- Individual Drum Lessons
- Conga Lessons
- Bongo Lessons
- 30 Minutes
- Weekly Lessons
- 45 Minutes
- Weekly Lessons
- 60 Minutes
- Weekly Lessons
- 60 Minutes
- Weekly Lessons
- $35 One-Time Registration Fee Per Student (Addt’l Fam. Memb. $25)
- $10 Monthly Discount for Addt’l Family Members only offered when family is setup for monthly auto-billing
- Tuition based on Four Lessons Per Month
Trial Classes Available! Try it once before signing up: $32.25 for a 30 minute session
Our Terms & Policies
Lesson Policies (effective Jan. 1, 2020)
There is a $35 registration fee for each student at the time of registration. Additional family members pay $25 for registration. Students who suspend their lessons for greater than one year must re-register.
All of our programs are based on a month-to-month commitment. Payment for the full month of lessons is due on the first day of the month (this is when your auto-bill occurs). If a student begins lessons in the middle of the month, the remaining lessons in the current month are prorated.
$129 per month for 30-minute lessons, $193.50 per month for 45 minute lessons, and $248 per month for 60 minute lessons. This rate is based on four lessons per month. When there is a 5th week in the month, an additional lesson will be charged separately to your account on a prorated basis ($32.25 for 30 min; $48.38 for 45 min; $62.00 for 60 min), also on the 1st of the month. If there are fewer than four lessons in the month (when the School is closed), you may schedule a make-up class for that missed lesson.
For additional family members the rates are as follows: $119 per month for 30-minute lessons, $183.50 per month for 45 minute lessons, and $238 per month for 60 minute lessons. This is based on four lessons per month. An additional lesson (when there is a 5th week) will be charged separately to your account on a prorated basis ($29.75 for 30 min; $43.50 for 45 min; $57.25 for 60 min) also on the 1st of the month. Additional family member discount is only offered when family is setup for monthly auto-billing. If there are fewer than four lessons in the month (when the School is closed), you may schedule a make-up class for that missed lesson.
All students over the age of 13 are required to take 45 or 60-minute lessons. This is due to the nature of warm-up times, etc. This is a requirement of our voice instructors.
Each student is required to purchase and bring the following to each lesson:
1. An acceptable student, intermediate or professional instrument (Pianos/Keyboards/Drum Sets do not need to be brought to lessons. Toy instruments cannot be used). If you need to purchase or rent and instrument, please discuss this with us. We are very knowledgeable and can direct you to purchase a quality instrument for your student.
2. Music method book(s) – the exact type of book(s) the student will need will be determined by their instructor on the first lesson. These are available at all of our locations and can be billed to your payment method on file.
4. Tuner (excl. piano, drums and voice)
5. Spiral-bound notebook for writing lesson assignments and notes
24 hours of notice must be given in order to reschedule a lesson. Same day cancellations prior to the lesson due to sickness/emergency can receive a courtesy make-up lesson 3 times per year. Rescheduled lessons and make-up lessons must be scheduled NO LATER than 3 months after the date of the original lesson. Courtesy make-up lessons will NOT be given for missing lessons without giving any advanced notice. There are no credits or refunds given for missed lessons. Missed lessons cannot be “credited” towards future lessons. Lessons for any teacher absence will be covered either by a substitute on the regular lesson day, or a post make up will be scheduled with the student. Once a Courtesy Make-Up Lesson has been scheduled, it cannot be rescheduled. The Avalon School of Music also reserves the right to reschedule any makeup/rescheduled lesson/class for new students requesting to enroll. All scheduling is handled by the front desk.
All registered students are required to enroll in our secure auto-bill system. This is a safe, secure and convenient way to pay your ongoing tuition while enrolled at the school. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, Check Cards, and ACH (bank draft). We will automatically bill your card on the 1st day of every month. For multiple students and/or instruments, your account will be billed separately for each.
We have a late payment fee policy of $20. If payment is not received by the second lesson of the month it is considered late and the fee will automatically be applied, no exceptions. It is the students/parents responsibility to ensure we have a current credit/debit card or Bank Draft on file for auto-bill purposes.
We require a filled out “Student Status Change” form by the 7th day of the current month to suspend your lesson billing. If the form is not turned in by the 7th day of the current month before lessons are being suspended, then the student/parent will be responsible for the next full month’s tuition, no exceptions.