5 Important Reasons to Own a Music Academy

Starting a music school provides many benefits to you, your students, and community! Here are some important reasons to start a music academy. Did you know that nine-in-ten kids want to learn an instrument? Music is a wonderful gift and starting a music academy is a...

9 Tips for Starting a Music School

Have you always dreamed of starting a music school? Here are some tips to help you open your very own studio. In 2018, the music industry generated $51.5 billion! Music is bigger than ever. But that isn't necessarily restricted to things like vinyl and streaming...

A Beginner’s Guide to Musical Instruments for Kids

It's never too early to introduce your child to music. If you're unsure of where to start, here is a guide to the best beginner musical instruments for kids. Finding the right musical instruments for kids can seem as difficult as learning how to play them....

Lock It Down

“Got the foundation on lock down, mmmhmm. If there’s no foundation I’m not going in the house.” -Rachelle Ferrell on her drummer, John Roberts There’s nothing like a good groove. It’s a scientific fact. There are always certain songs that make us stop what we’re doing...

Church Drumming, Dos and Don’ts

Church Drumming, Dos and Don’ts Most of us will play at a church at some point. Regardless of your beliefs, you will either find yourself serving on a worship team regularly, filling in for a friend at their home church, or hired as a guest musician. Personally, I...

Go Buy a CD

Go Buy a CD As musicians, recorded music is a super important part of our lives. Music is our source of learning, study, growth, and enjoyment. It is the resource that allows us to learn from the best of the best. If I wanted to, I could listen to John Coltrane play...

More Instruments Joining Our Already Big Family

As many of you know we have been going through a complete rebrand of our schools since sept 2016 and we are starting to get closer to becoming a multi-instrument music school at all of our locations. Currently, only our Granite Bay location offers all instruments and...

Justin Barnes – Hihat and ride technique

A very simple but extremely important lesson about a few hihat and ride techniques to work on the next time you practice that will make you a much better drummer and musician. Hope you enjoy this one. Don't forget to subscribe. Drum...

Cameron Womack – Brush Lesson

Cameron Explores the world of brush playing to give you guys something new to work on. Hope you enjoy this one. ***Small edit! "Sweet on Beats 1 and 3 not 1 and 2*** Don't forget to subscribe. Drum Instructor: Cameron Womack Web:...

Ben Wood – Paradiddle Fill

If done right this fill will sound REAL GOOD! Just have to watch the video to see how and why. Just as Ben Wood, he certainly thinks so. We hope you enjoy the videos and lessons. Don't forget to subscribe. Drum Instructor: Ben Wood Facebook:...

Stixx – Motown Classic Fill

Drum Lab instructor Stixx revisits one of the most famous fills of all time! This Motown classic is on an incredible amount of records and has been played by so many great drummers of our time and drummers from the past! If you play drums...

Tyler Lydell – Stutter Step

A simple but really cool concept by Tyler Lydell. A widely used concept in hiphop drumming but can spice up or enhance a variety of styles. Also a great way to develop your left foot control and coordination. Have fun, let us know what you...

Ben Wood – Six Stroke Roll Lick

Ben Wood shares a very simple yet musical way to play a six stroke roll as a fill. Take a stab at it and always remember that there are always ways to change or alter the patter and explore more possibilities. Enjoy, share, and let us know...

Tyler Lydell – The Six Nasty

Drum lab Drum Instructor Tyler Lydell's "Six Nasty" It is 6 notes long, and it is NASTY! Its a fun little lick that can be orchestrated anywhere on the kit. Practice playing it as different subdivision like Tyler does in the videos. Please...