Learning drums during Covid-19 (2021 – Updated)
Covid-19 has changed the way that many of us approach our leisure time. During the pandemic, which at the time of writing is still ongoing, many people turned to online lessons to learn a new skill, realize a lifelong ambition, or pass the time in a fun and entertaining way. The drums are indeed a fantastic instrument to learn, and there is no doubt that aside from the musical skills learned, there is also an element of stress relief to… Read More
Keeping motivated to practice the drums (2021 – Updated)
The early days of drumming are very conducive to quick progress, and you’ll find yourself having fun and making great strides after a few weeks of regular video lessons and home practice. As with any new endeavor, it’s natural to meet some challenges along the way that can temporarily slow you down. We all go through these moments, and with the right guidance and motivation, we come out the other side stronger. So when staying motivated seems difficult, here are… Read More
Combining online drum lessons with a local drum teacher (2021 – Updated)
Learning the drums from home has become a reality for many over the past year, as we all adjust to a new normal. At Drum Ambition, we specialize in helping beginner drummers of all ages, and our video drum lessons have been designed to walk you through the important early steps of learning the drums. Our goal is to give you the experience of a one-to-one drum lesson, which can help you decide whether you would like to work with… Read More
Looking for a drum teacher? 10 questions that will help with your search. Part 2.
Online video drum lessons are a great way to learn how to play the drums quickly, and on your own terms. There is, however, great value in taking the next step with a reputable drum teacher – someone that can fine tune your specific needs, and help you achieve your goals. While Drum Ambition is a video drum lesson platform formulated specifically for beginner drummers, our Founder and Presenter runs a physical teaching studio in San Diego, and is very… Read More
Looking for a drum teacher? 10 questions that will help with your search. Part 1.
Drum Ambition is an online drum lesson platform, but our Founder, Simon DasGupta, also runs a physical teaching studio in San Diego. At this studio, we routinely help students of all levels achieve their goals, and as you can imagine, we’ve learned a lot along the way about those goals, expectations and the individual needs of our students. If you are a regular visitor to this blog or a subscriber to our video lessons, you will already know that we… Read More
Video Blog Episode 12 – How long does it take to learn the drums?
How long it takes to learn the drums depends very much on your personal goals. If your goal is to play basic beats and fills, and play along with slow to mid-tempo songs, then just 5-10 minutes of focused practice per day will get you there after a few weeks of playing. Like any musical instrument, you get out what you put in, and your practice time, and the quality of practice will ultimately lead to the fulfillment of your… Read More