Can’t you sit still with your hands and feet? Do you like tapping on everything?

Then you are definitely someone who wants to play percussion or drums. You can play percussion on various instruments including drums, but also djembe, cajon, timpani, bongos, congas and other types of drums. You can also play melody percussion instruments such as the xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel or marimba.

You will learn to play rhythms, read sheet music and play along with audio tracks. If you want to play percussion, you can learn to play many different instruments in various musical styles. So you don’t always have to make music with the same instrument. In addition, you can participate in all kinds of different groups, bands and orchestras, because percussion is always needed.

The percussion lessons basically include all percussion instruments, including snare drum, timpani, marimba, drum kit, concert bass drum, cymbals and effect instruments such as tambourine, triangle, shaker, castanets, but also bongos, congas, etc. You can also take lessons on djembe and cajon. .

Especially for melodic percussion instruments such as marimba, xylophone and vibraphone, it is also important that you learn to read the pitches, just like with a wind instrument or piano. Each percussion instrument also has its own way of playing and choice of sticks. Holding the sticks for the different percussion instruments is sometimes slightly different to be able to play the instrument well.

On YouTube or TV you see orchestras that include a drummer and a percussionist who plays many different instruments. That’s the fun thing about playing percussion. You don’t always have to make music with the same instrument. You are very versatile. In addition, you can participate in all kinds of different groups, bands and orchestras, because percussion is always needed.

The drum and percussion lessons currently take place in a drum room at Visseringweg 60 in Diemen-Zuid. Unfortunately, only drum lessons can currently be given there. But no percussion lessons. Music School Diemen is looking intensively for a location where we can give all percussion lessons, provide the pop school lessons and start up the percussion ensemble again. Does anyone know a suitable space in Diemen?
Please contact our coordinator Rombout Stoffers via coordinator@muziekschooldiemen.nl

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Trial lessons

The first lesson is always a trial lesson. If the pupil doesn’t continue with the lessons, this is free of charge. If the pupil continues the lessons, the trial lesson is the first lesson on the invoice.
You can also decide to follow 4 trial lessons. These lessons will be invoiced plus €25 administration costs. If the student continues for the entire season after the 4 trial lessons, the costs of the trial lessons will be included in the (first) invoice for the tuition fee. For more information, please see our rates and general rules and conditions.

Lesson details

Age: from 7 years (younger in consultation)

Lesson duration: 20, 25 or 30 minutes, once every 2 weeks, in consultation with the teacher

Lesson day(s): Friday and Saturday

To buy: To be discussed

Teacher(s):

Maarten Rongen

Maarten Rongen

Friday and Saturday