Level 1 Drum Courses

Here is a chart giving a guideline of musical skills our students can expect to gain from attending our courses and workshops when combined with home study.

Level 1
Drum Technique Hand positions on various drums.

Basic drum sounds – open and bass.

Playing and understanding of 1 or 2 clave patterns with the pulse.

Drumming Styles An understanding of simple polyrhythmic drum parts for rumba, batá and makuta with one variation.
Context A basic understanding of how drum patterns enter and fit with associated songs.

Drum and Song Tuition and Levels 

Please see the Tuition dropdown menu for a list of our current Level courses and events.