Drums and Percussion
Focuses of Study
Ergonomic control and understanding of instruments
Tuning and care for instruments
Technique and warm up with instrument
Music theory & ear training
Sight reading of staff and tablature
Writing and composition
Music appreciation (building understanding of genre and culture)
Genre and Styles
We are not a genre specific school. Our students study forms ranging from Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical to Folkloric and others. If a student is connected to a certain music genre or form, we believe that this category should be celebrated and highlighted at the onset of music study. Simultaneously, we trust that building a strong foundation of facility, technique and understanding of music theory will allow our students to pursue a number of paths. Particularly for younger students, it is our goal to build strong fundamentals. With strong fundamentals, students are able to deepen their exploration of their unique musical tastes. Altogether, our efforts are steered by our students' music interests while stressing the development of foundational skills and technique that are paramount to thriving as a musician. .
Recitals and Performances
Philly Music Factory holds two performances per season. Our first is usually early January. The final performance is usually early June. There are typically 4-6 shows scheduled during a weekend that feature a mix of levels and ages. We work to prepare all students to perform; however, performance is not mandatory. In certain cases, particularly with younger children, students hold off on performing because they haven't had enough experience. We endeavor to support all of our students in growing to be confident performers, understanding that the duration of this process is unique to each individual.
Philly Music Factory ensembles are an opportunity for students to play and perform music as groups. The ensembles tend to mix ages. There is also variance in experience level. The character of how ensemble personnelle is composed supports our organization in realizing its mission to grow skills for communication, leadership and teamwork. Students are eligible to participate in ensembles once they've demonstrated confidence in their capacity to learn and play and commitment to their musical practice is visibly clear. The school sends invitations to eligible students; however, we always welcome families to inquire.
Email email@example.com to inquire about lessons. Please email referencing who the lessons are for, age, experience level, instrument preference, and preferred days and times. Vince will clarify availability and work to match you with an instructor if possible. After you're matched with an instructor and timeslot, you'll be invited in for a 30min trial lesson. If you're satisfied, we will move forward with the registration process.
You are welcome to take your first 30min trial with Philly Music Factory for free. Before signing you up, we want to ensure that we are a good match for one another.
$75 registration fee
Philly Music Factory lesson slots are in high demand. In most cases, the lesson time slot that you select will remain yours for the entire school season. To encourage commitment and accountability on all ends, we require a $75 registration fee that covers the school year. This fee is non-refundable. The completion of this fee secures your lesson time and membership with the school for the season.
30min = $45
45min = $65
60min = $80
Lessons are billed within a few days after lesson completion via a card on file.
We request that we are notified at least 24hrs before cancelations. When there are same day and/or last minute cancelations there is a $30 fee for 30min lessons; $45 for 45min and $60 for 60min lessons. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org when you need to cancel.
After School Pick Up
In collaboration with After School Philly, Philly Music Factory offers pick up from Greenfield, ICS and Chester Arthur. Space is limited. Contact email@example.com for more information and registration.