Anderson Music Academy provides percussion instruction at all skill levels and in all styles and disciplines.

Beginning students
Especially younger beginners, are taught in a friendly but structured environment using traditional teaching materials. The “basics” are taught, including all essential rudiments and techniques, but also some fun time on the drum set can be included right from the start!

Intermediate students
Continue this approach, but with an added emphasis on developing skills applicable to contemporary rock, pop music or Jazz. Students can focus more of their time learning their way around the drum set, as well as learning the myriad percussion instruments of the orchestra and band. This is essential as the students begin to take up their roles in their school bands and other ensembles. Traditional repertoire is augmented by selections the students wish to learn for fun, typically contemporary.

Advanced students and older students
Can proceed at teacher’s discretion with a customized curriculum that focuses on almost any area of their choosing, including traditional Classical study, Jazz, Rock and Pop styles, studio techniques, commercial music, playing in a group setting, or any combination. Advanced instruction in Mallet Percussion and the instruments of the orchestra pit is available and encouraged, as well as advanced training for the Jazz band. While this course of study is developed with the student’s individual interests in mind the curriculum will always be designed to be challenging and will require a strong commitment from the student.