It is best to start drum lessons at age 7 or up, but Bravo does start some students as young as 5 years old if they are ready sit, learn and have fun. You may schedule a free trial lesson to meet with one of our drum teachers and see if your child is ready. Drum lessons are most popular with teen and adult students, due to their use in rock, pop, jazz, and more. Beginning students will learn the fundamentals of playing drums such as posture, hand positions, sticking, reading rhythms and more. Students will also learn to play along with their favorite songs. More advanced students can work on more advanced techniques and music. Our drum instructors also teach other percussion instruments that a student might want to learn such as congas, bongos, timbales, snare drum, quad drums and more. A beginning student should expect to practice 5-10 minutes 2-3 time each week. More advanced students might practice 30-60 minutes 4-5 times each week. Students who take drum lessons usually start with a pair of sticks and a practice pad or snare drum. Practice pads provide the real feel of hitting a drum while reducing the noise level. A drum student also might start with a drum set to practice at home. Drum sets come in acoustic and electric types. A student quality acoustic drum set start at $300 and up for a new one and less for a used set. Acoustic sets may need cymbals and hardware to be complete which can add to the cost. Electronic sets are more expensive, but usually are complete and ready to play. Electronic sets allow the student to practice silently while using headphones. This is an added benefit to reduce noise in the home.