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  • What makes Hong Kong Drum Academy drum lessons different?
    We care about each and every single student’s learning progress and goals. We emphasize on “out of the box thinking” - we take traditional books and drum scores and apply them to real musical context. You will learn not just what to play, but also know when and how to play to suit different types of musical situation. You will learn more than just drumming. Through music, we coach our students to pick up habits like consistency, patience, persistence and other skills that can be applied in daily life. Students are given the opportunity to express themselves in music and collaborate with other musicians. We want our students to create to connect and connect to create.
  • How often should I have a drum lesson?
    A minimum of one lesson per week is recommended to enhance and speed up your learning progress.
  • How long are the drum lessons?
    Lessons are either 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Longer sessions are also available for advanced students or those sitting exams.
  • What’s the recommended age to start learning drums?
    The recommended age is 6 years old. Students age 4-6 can be enrolled in group classes designed especially for preschoolers. Please check our latest updates on website and instagram.
  • Are drum exams mandatory?
    No, taking the drum exams is optional. However, it is a good short term goal for some students. All students can choose to take either the Rockschool or Trinity Rock & Pop drum examinations.
  • What’s the group class schedule?
    Please follow our instagram @hkdrumacademy and check out our website for the latest updates.
  • How do I cancel or reschedule an upcoming lesson?
    If you cannot attend a lesson, you must notify Hong Kong Drum Academy at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise no refund or make-up will be granted. Make-ups are only guaranteed if scheduled within the same week of the student’s cancellation.
  • Do I need to buy a drum set to practice?
    No, you don’t. Many of our students don’t own an acoustic drum set. It is possible to practice the lesson materials on drum pads or electronic drum set.
  • What do I need to start in-person lessons?
    You don’t have to bring anything to your trial lesson. All equipments are provided in class, including drumsticks, drum pads, acoustic drum sets, cymbals and notes.
  • What do I need for online lessons?
    All you need is a stable internet connection and a laptop or smartphone that has video and audio capabilities. Your teacher will suggest you the proper drumsticks and drum pads to buy on the trial lesson.
  • When is the tuition due?
    Lessons are charged on a monthly basis (4 lessons per month). They are due by the 1st of each month. For the months with 5 weeks, students can choose to pay for an extra lesson to continue lessons on that week.
  • How do I pay for my trial lesson?
    You will be contacted via phone or whatsapp after booking a lesson. We accept cash, cheque, ATM transfer or PayMe and the fee is due 24 hours prior to your trial lesson.
  • Why do you offer Rockschool and Trinity Rock & Pop Examination passing guarantee?
    We are confident that our teaching method will help all students to pass the drum exams given that they make an effort to practice and complete the assigned homework. All students that studied with us so far have a 100% passing rate.
  • What is your instagram handle?
    Hong Kong Drum Academy's IG: @hkdrumacademy Jaedyn's IG: @jaedynyu
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