Want to start taking music lessons, but don’t know where to start? With so many different options out there to choose from, how can you narrow it down? Learning any musical instrument and taking lessons provides many positive benefits to all areas of your life, but there are some that are just specific to a certain instrument. For example, learning how to play the drums comes with some specific benefits you won’t find with another instrument, as well as some overall benefits that everyone appreciates.
- The drums provide an energy outlet.
- Playing any instrument is a great creative outlet, however, playing the drums is both a creative and physical energy outlet. Just think, whenever you are listening to music or at a concert you can always hear and sometimes feel the drum beat. It gets people excited and amped up, you can imagine that playing the drums does the same thing. It is a great way, especially for younger kiddos who have high energy to get it out in a controlled and educational way.
- It focuses and improves motor skills and concentration.
- To play the drums you have to be moving and using different parts of your body at the same time. You have to hold the drumsticks in a certain way and use your foot to play the pedal as well. Hand-eye coordination is used frequently in playing the drums, think of it as patting your head and rubbing your stomach at the same time. You have to concentrate not only on hitting the right drum on the set but also on sitting up straight and holding the sticks correctly. Not to mention your brain is working overtime to also focus on the music in front of you. It is a workout for the mind for sure!
- Provides opportunities and forms relationships.
- This is one of those overall benefits that can come with paying for any musical instrument. By coming to weekly lessons at Omaha School of Music and Dance, you get to know your teacher and the other students who take lessons at the same time as you. Also, most high schools and colleges, and a few middle schools, around the Omaha area have a marching band and percussion section in their band. This would provide ample opportunities to make connections. People in marching band, band, or both, make lifelong friendships and see many doors open for them in their futures.
There are so many more positive benefits that come with taking drums lessons. If you are interested in registering for lessons here at Omaha School of music and Dance, there are a few ways you can get involved. You can visit us in person, we are located right off of 144th and Dodge, give us a call at (402) 515-9639, or contact us here with any questions you may have.