- The student is introduced to drumming by focusing on the concept of keeping strong tempo. In the same lesson we start to develop the method of gripping the sticks. All this is achieved by working with a metronome and playing along with music.
- Various simple sticking patterns are introduced to get the hands moving and developing a sense of technique.
- The structure of written music is then brought into the curriculum. This will help the student understand how music notation works in a percussive context and how it relates to drum set performance.
- Coordination on the drum set with all for limbs is then introduced while reading drum set beats.
The speed with which these elements are introduced are naturally dependent on the development, through practice, of individual student.