So, I’ve finally done it. I’ve invested in a set of drums. I set ‘em up and started pounding the skins right away in my mother’s basement/my bachelor pad. Man, I’m rockin’ now! I’m thinking I might start up a rock band once I get my timings down. How do you feel about the name, “Drum Major” because I wanna be a major drummer? Pretty sweet, right?
Anyway, I was wondering if you guys gave drum lessons because I think taking a few lessons could help me figure out the secret to drumming. I’ve been working on it, pounding away all through the night, ‘til mom yells down the stairs and tells me to cut it out. But I just can’t seem to figure out how to get my foot to hit the foot pedal while my left hand pounds the snare and my right taps the cymbal. When I do it, it sounds like a car crash and I get all tangled up. I know I’m doing something wrong.
You know the other thing is that I can’t really get my drum set to sound as loud as I think it should. I don’t get it. I’m drumming but it sounds muffled. And after I’m drumming for a little while, my fingers really start to hurt. In fact, sometimes when I’m really jamming out, my fingers actually start to bleed. Is this normal?
So, if you give drum lessons, let me know. I’d love to sign up. I know Grosse Pointe Music Academy gives lessons in just about every instrument, so I figured drums have got to be on the list. I’m hoping at least a couple lessons will help me figure this whole drumming thing out so I can tour with my band, “Drum Major” soon.
Yes, we offer drum lessons and you may want to start using drum sticks.