Books, Music, & Gear
Preschool drum set
elementary drum set
If students do not have ear protection, I recommend looking into Vic Firth Kidsphones (headphones that lower sound reaching your ears) or earplugs. Below are a few options.
older drum set
Any of the following supplemental books in addition to A Fresh Approach to the Drum Set (see above)
middle school percussionist
Students will also need a drum pad and/or snare drum. If they will be participating in band they likely will also need a glockenspiel/bell kit.
high school percussionist
Marimba & Glockenspiel
All items listed here are just suggestions. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me to ask for other suggestions or alternative instruments/items. There are many swap shops and resale instruments that are great. I am happy to point you in the direction of those places as well.
Preschool Drum set
Any drum set will work for our lessons, however there are specially made junior drum sets. In general, it is good to look for a drum set with a bass drum, tom, floor tom, hi-hat, snare drum, and at least one other cymbal.
older drum set
To purchase a quality drum set, families can expect to pay around $1,500. However, there are ways to lower the cost. You can purchase lesser quality drum sets for cheaper prices, however I recommend checking out percussion swap shops on facebook and I know of a few other resources that can help make this process more affordable. If you have questions about what drum set to purchase and how to know if it is good, please reach out to me and I am happy to help you find a drum set that fits your budget. Below is an example of "ideal" drum set parts.
You will need 2 boom stands and a hi hat stand
snare Drum & Drum Pads
Glockenspiel & beginning Percussion Kits