When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Nestor (Raul) Gomez
  • Course Code W23JPMI04B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course is aimed at drummers with a least 3 years of experience. It will explore a wider variety of styles including Afro-Cuban drumming and will start looking at unusual time signatures and basic polyrhythms. It will further develop and apply the techniques, rudiments and concepts studied in the previous levels as well as reading and notation skills. This course requires tutor approval and therefore you are unable to enrol for it online. Please contact the Music department on 020 7450 1838 or email us at music@morleycollege.ac.uk for guidance on how you can get approval.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • To further enhance and put into practice the technical skills developed during levels 1 and 2
  • Explore a wider variety of drumming styles
  • Apply your notation reading skills
  • Develop the ability to play in different styles with appropriate vocabulary
  • Perform in front of the class

Cost

  • Full fee
    £135
  • Concession fee
    £100
  • Class format and activities

    Follow verbal instructions and practical demonstrations, work and practise as part of the group and individually and Perform in front of the class. Your input and participation in discussions and Q&A sessions is very important. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular and detailed feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    Participants are required to have attended Levels 1 and 2 or: Be able to confidently play crotchets, quavers, triplets and semiquavers based grooves. Be familiar with Pop, Rock, Funk, Shuffle, and Jazz drumming styles. Be able to read, interpret and perform basic drum charts.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    A regular practice routine is essential to keep up with the course and get the most out of it. Due to the nature of the instrument/contents of the course you might be exposed to high volume levels. We strongly encourage everyone to bring a pair of ear plugs to every lesson.

    What you need

    A pair of Drumsticks Optional notepad and pen

    What you can do next

    Progress into the following term, a variety of music ensembles and music reading courses.