DRUM LESSONS AT SOUL STUDIOS
THE BENEFITS to learning an instrument have been proven time and again, not to mention, it’s just cool! 🙂 Drums are a great way to increase your IQ, concentration levels, brain speed, coordination and to generally annoy neighbours by playing obnoxiously loud at inappropriate times! (Or if you’d prefer, you can just rent space in our studio to do this so as to maintain a good relationship with everyone in your street. 😉 )
YOU CAN START LEARNING from 4yrs of age and our teaching material is tailored to young starters (This doesn’t mean that older kids/adults can’t use it, it just means we’ve added many more stepping stones that the traditional grading systems don’t have.)
LESSONS ARE HELD WEEKLY, 44 weeks of the year breaking for August, 2 weeks over Christmas and 2 weeks over Easter. Once you book your time slot it’s yours. No need to schedule week on week. On that, this is the only way we can operate, I’m afraid “ad-hoc” lessons aren’t possible with us.
PAYMENT IS SIMPLE, monthly standing orders. No commitment to a whole term up front. It’s just rolling month of month. We even give you a 30-day money back guarantee which means that if, within the 1st 30 days, you decided drum lessons aren’t what you thought they might be, we’ll refund 100% of your money. So there’s no risk and no reason not to give it a shot.
QUESTIONS? You should find the answer down here in the FAQs!
Then book your lessons today!
FAQs – What you probably want to know...
HOW LONG ARE LESSONS?
30 minutes is standard but some young kids with shorter attention spans we recommend 20mins and some of our older kids/adults we do lessons 45mins or 60mins. That’s something that can be discussed. But 30mins is what we offer as a good place to start.
HOW MUCH ARE LESSONS/HOW DO WE PAY?
Lessons are currently £35.85 per hour (which is £11.95 for 20mins, £17.92 for 30mins and £26.88 for 45mins). Lessons are held 44 weeks of the year and are paid for over 12 months via standing order. We do NOT take cash or check and they cannot be paid for on a weekly basis. When you sign up you pay your initial 2 months + book (sticks come for FREE!) and then you need to get your standing order in place for subsequent months thereafter.
WHEN/WHERE ARE LESSONS HELD?
They’re held in Soul Studios which is located in Bishop’s Stortford at South Street end of town. We start as early as 3pm and finish as late as 9pm in the studios. Our mobile lessons in the drum truck do vary (so please contact us for this). We offer lessons in many primary schools in and around Bishop’s Stortford too so that might be a good option for some of you with younger kids.
WHAT DAY ARE LESSONS HELD?
We currently do lessons Monday – Friday but may well open up Saturday slots again if the demand is there.
ARE THEY 1 TO 1 OR GROUP?
1 to 1 only. We find it’s better for learning.
WE DON’T HAVE A KIT. DO WE NEED TO GET ONE BEFORE WE START?
No, absolutely not. Plenty of people enjoy just coming for their lesson once a week and do zero practice in between. We’re under no illusion that everyone wants to be pro! It can just be something they enjoy during lesson time. But, of course, if you want to do out and buy a kit we’re happy to advise.
DO YOU DO GRADES?
Our own material is not a recognised grading system however we’re happy to teach you graded material if you buy it and bring it along to lessons. Though we’ve found most people prefer to play for fun and just enjoy their lessons/improvement without needing it graded.
CAN WE HAVE A TASTER LESSON?
We’ll go 3 better… you can have a taster MONTH! Our 30 day money back guarantee means that if at any point in the 1st 30 days you/your child does not wish to continue, let us know and we’ll refund you 100% of your money.
WHAT AGE DO YOU START TEACHING FORM?
We start as young as 4yrs… and our oldest pupil is currently rockin’ it in his 70’s!
ARE YOU INSURED AND DBS CHECKED?
Absolutely! We have public liability insurance and all teachers are Enhanced DBS checked.
DO YOU TEACH PERCUSSION?
At present, no. It’s drum kit only. However we couldn’t point you in the right direction should this be something you wish to learn.