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Drum Lessons

Enhance your physical coordination skills to release your Inner Groove. Laapa offers Drum Lessons for kids, teens, and adults in a fun, relaxed and professional environment!

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Drum/Percussion Lessons (ages 5 - adult)

Instruction in our percussion program is available to students interested in learning how to play the drums, cymbals, snare drum as well as many auxiliary percussion instruments such as tamborine, shakers, triangle, bells, woodblocks, and more. As percussionists are often called upon to perform a variety of different and unique instruments, it's difficult to become bored as there is always a fun new instrument to explore and add to your resume!

As a drummer and percussionist, one of the keys to success when auditioning for/joining a band or ensemble is knowledge of and the ability to play many different grooves. In that spirit, your drum teacher will show you how to play rock, pop, country, jazz, latin, rock, and more! Of course, if you're only interested in focusing on one particular style, that's perfectly fine as well!

Drum Lessons for All Ages
Drumset Lessons in New Orleans, Mandeville, Covington
Drum Lessons for Kids, Teens, and Adults Near You

What Happens During Lessons?

Students may choose from a weekly 30, 45, or 60 minute private lesson and will learn stick control basics, how to tune and setup your drums, matched grip vs traditional grip, paradiddles, reading drum scores, building limb independence and more. These courses provide excellent reading (sheet music)/skill development as well as performance improvement for percussionists of any level.

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Best Drum Lessons for Kids/Teens/Adults

At the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts, we take pride in offering the best drum lessons for students of all ages, and with a rich history dating back to 1978, our commitment to cultivating talent shines through in every beat! From young aspiring beginners to adults seeking to enhance their skills, our drum program is crafted to provide a dynamic and engaging learning experience. What makes LAAPA's drum lessons stand out is our dedication to personalized instruction as we understand that each student has unique musical goals in mind. From fundamental techniques to advanced rhythms, our comprehensive curriculum guarantees that both kids and adults not only learn to play the drums proficiently but also develop a deep appreciation for the art of percussion.

Campus Locations in Covington, Mandeville, & River Ridge

Drum lessons are offered at the Covington School of Music (conveniently located in downtown Covington), Mandeville School of Music & Dance (conveniently located near I-12 in Northern Mandeville/South Covington) River Ridge School of Music & Dance (conveniently located just outside of Metairie/Kenner and a short drive from New Orleans via the Earhart Expressway).

Performance Opportunities for Drum Students

All of our drum students have many opportunities to perform! Each year we hold recitals in June and December open to all students. Our drum students are also invited to participate in one of many jazz and rock ensembles at LAAPA! Catch one of our drummers performing below at a recent recital! For even more performances, visit our video page here.

Watch some of our drum students perform!

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Please note that during holiday breaks, the office will be open between 9 AM and 5 PM. It is always best to call the office before dropping by the Academy in person during holiday breaks.

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