Become the Musician You Want to Be
Sign up now for drum lessons and one of our friendly staff members will contact you to find out more about your needs and match you with a day, time and teacher that works best for you.
Why Mason Music For Drum Lessons?
With many options for drum lessons in Birmingham, Mason Music is consistently voted #1 by our customers. Our teachers, front desk and executive staff, facilities, locations, involvement in the community, business philosophy and our focus on serving our customers are just a few of the things that we believe contribute to earning that place in our customers’ minds.
At Mason Music, you are not simply signing up for private drum lessons. Rather, you are joining a community of music teachers, students and staff that are all on the same mission together: to inspire a growing community of passionate and excellent musicians! We create this community atmosphere based on some core principals:
• Everyone has value and should be accepted, included, encouraged and affirmed through their interactions at Mason Music.
• We must challenge each other to continually grow, develop and improve through focus, hard work and practice, AND
• We must be honest and kind to each other at all times.
This idea of community is central to who we are as a company and how we interact with our customers. It is also key to helping us serve our students in a way that builds confidence, social skills, coordination, work ethic, personal responsibility and, of course, a love for and ability to play music.
Our drum lesson rooms are stocked with everything our teachers and students need to create a great learning environment. From inspiring posters of great bands on the walls to music stands, whiteboards, a drum kit for both student and teacher, plus a PA system for playing along with the music being learned, we spare no expense when it comes to setup. Since our drum lessons are conducted in the same rooms we use for Rock Band League practice, there are also guitar amps, keyboards and microphones available for the spontaneous jam session!
Unique Learning Environments:
With over 1,000 students in private music lessons, our drum students have the rare chance to put their skills into practice when they plug in with voice, guitar, piano and violin students for group lessons, camps, and programs; turning what would otherwise be a solo journey into a collaborative team effort. All of this begins for most of our students with private lessons.
Where Do You Find Your Drum Teachers?
We have to brag on our team for a minute. Our drum teachers absolutely rock. They are the most qualified and passionate drum teachers in Birmingham. The proof is in the performances we hear from our students at recitals and concerts and it’s on the faces of our students when they walk out of lessons every week.
Our selection process for bringing teachers onto our team is thorough and includes multiple rounds of interviews, auditions, shadowing veteran teachers, a background check and reference calls. This is to ensure that our greatest asset (that’s YOU) has the best experience. There is a huge difference between having a skill and having the ability to teach that skill. We work hard to find people who have both. The result of all of this effort is that our team of drum teachers is experienced, talented, inspiring, fun and great at teaching kids and adults alike.
What Ages Do You Teach?
We have a large range of students at Mason Music, from young children to adults at every skill level. Most children are ready for private lessons by the age of 7, but every child is different. Our recommendation on whether a child is ready for music lessons primarily depends on their maturity level and ability to focus and practice, rather than on their age. In general, we often encourage parents to enroll children under 6 in our Munchkin Music preschool program or our music camps to teach them the foundational elements of music and to prepare them for private lessons. For adults who are interested in starting lessons, our teachers love older students! There are also quite a few advantages to taking lessons later in life. Find out why it’s never too late to learn music as an adult.
How Do Drum Lessons Work At Mason Music?
We teach private weekly lessons, which means one-on-one lessons with the same teacher on the same day and time each week. We do offer some pair lesson options (two students and one teacher), depending on the instrument and the age of the students. Students are matched with a teacher who will be the best fit for the student’s goals, experience, personality and schedule. You will meet with your teacher once a week each week for 30, 45, or 60 minutes, depending on which lesson length you select. The goal for each lesson is to provide time for building a relationship, warming up, reviewing what was learned in the previous lesson and providing new instruction. Most beginner students start with 30 minute lessons, while 45 minutes is great for teens and beginner-level adults and 60-minute lessons are best for most adults and more advanced students who are interested in accelerating their progress.
In terms of pricing, we offer several options ranging from a month-to-month agreement to a year-long contract. These options are meant to offer our customers the best match their needs related to schedule flexibility, pricing and commitment level.
Do I Need A Drum Set Before I Sign Up For Drum Lessons?
The short answer is no. Many of our beginner students buy practice pads from our store to get them through the first few weeks. These offer a great way to practice at home the rudiments and techniques learned in lessons. We understand buying a drum set is a big investment, and a risky one considering the floor space and the volume of the instrument! If you are testing out your child’s interest in the instrument, we totally understand and will work with you. On the other hand, having a drum set at home is a big advantage when it comes to students making progress between lessons. Plus, buying a drum set = more noise, more noise = more fun, more fun = more practice and more practice = more progress. Therefore, according to the transitive property, buying a drum set = more progress. If you do choose to invest in a drum set and are worried about how loud it will be, ask our sales staff about options for reducing volume. We have tested out several solutions when choosing the right products for our lesson rooms and can advise you on what would be best for you, even if it’s not something that we stock ourselves. Setting up your own kit in your home can be overwhelming if you’ve never done it before, so we’ve created a helpful video called How To Set Up A Drum Kit In 20 minutes to make things a little less scary.
What Will I (Or My Child) Learn?
At Mason Music, drum lessons not only include rocking out to the songs you love, they expand your knowledge and skills as a drummer. Our drum teachers focus lesson time on music theory and rudiments along with different styles and techniques crucial to becoming a well-rounded drummer. We work to make sure that you are placed with a teacher who will challenge and inspire you to become the best drummer you can be. Because we know each individual student has unique learning styles, goals and previous experience, our teachers develop customized lesson plans for each student to make sure we are delivering effective and productive instruction that is exactly what you’re looking for.
How Much Are Lessons?
We charge a monthly fee based on the length of the lesson and the type of lesson (private, pair, group, etc.). We do NOT charge a registration fee for lessons. The most popular lesson option, our 30-minute private weekly lessons, is $140 a month. Here’s a complete list of prices for our private lessons. If you have any questions about pricing, you can chat with our studio about your specific interests and we’ll be glad to make a recommendation for what might best meet your needs.
How Do I Sign Up?
Click the button below to select the studio location that is most convenient for you then fill out our online student questionnaire. A staff member from the studio you selected will contact you to find out more about your needs and match you with a time and teacher that works best for you. Come see why we have been voted the best place in Birmingham for music lessons six years in a row!