Offline Drum Trial Lesson - Contemporary Drummer - Advanced

Store:  School of Drums


This level is for those who have developed advanced technical control and have a competent grasp of stylistic techniques, mature stylistic conviction, execution of rhythmic complexity, creative and stylistic solo and improvisation work as well as a secure sense of communication and performance.

Advanced course brings every aspect to another level from technique, speed, stylistic playing, coordination, and musicianship.

At this level, students are trained to play with a wide range of physical & expressive techniques and the ability to use them across a range of styles and musical contexts.   

Classes is conducted in one-to-one basis, with the option of 3 different length of lessons per week: 30mins, 45mins, & 60mins.

📍    School of Drums, Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur

🙋‍♂️  Face-to-face physical lesson

📞  Kindly contact +6012-6298187 for further questions

All class shall be registered by 4pm one day prior to the selected date




We emphasize and focus on the development of the following skills:

Development of Musicianship skills

Time value: 16th note triplet (sextuplets), 32nd notes   

Syncopated phrase

Rhythmic transition

Changing of time signature:

Odd time signatures: 5/4, 7/8, 5/8,

Polyrhythm: 3:2

Advance stylistic playing: samba funk, 6/8 trip hop, calypso, soca, salsa, songo, 5/8, dubstep, electronica, rap and more

Song arrangements

Groove change and considerations

Sound balance and control in world music and jazz

Groove & Permutation Studies

Development of Technical skills

40 basic drum rudiments: ratamacues, pataflafla, swiss army and more

Drum set playing techniques: latin rim-shot, snare off, drop pull technique, stick on stick technique, moeller method, heel toe technique, splashed hi-hat, cymbal roll & accented snare roll

Challenging grooves: Anacrusis, hits and rhythm slashes, snare drum anticipation, ensemble figures, drum break, amen break, 16th note push, one drop groove, partido alto rhythm, crossover drum fill, stop time figures

Linear funk groove

Linear fill

Gospel Chops

Delicate touch and control of ghosted snare drum notes

32nd ghost notes

High degree of control and independence

Layered ghost groove

Irregular hi-hat movements

Development of Aural skills

Rhythmic accuracy and a sense of pulse

Creative improvisation

Improvising over rhythmic stabs

Stab solo

Hi-hat solo and embellishments

Song transcriptions

Chart interpretation

Reverse engineering – translating and playing programmed grooves on acoustic drums

Subtle creative and sonic embellishment

Develop tuning skill and good intonation

Development of Musical / Performance skills

Presentation skills

Expressive playing

Cymbals control and intensity

Snare and bass drum articulation

Intricate drum fills

Stylistic studies

Sound projection and production​

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