Rockcreek Steel Drum School

Severna Park -- Spring 2017 Beginner Steel Drum Class

This 6-week course will meet on 6 consecutive Tuesday Evenings 630-7:30from
April 25th  to May 30thth, 2017 in Severna Park, Maryland.  We will have the classroom address in Severna Park posted shortly.  

Learn to play the steel drums in a relaxed environment. No musical experience of any kind is required. This course is taught by Kevin Martin, Young Audiences Teaching Artist of The Year. This course is open to all ages above 13 to 100. We will learn the basics of playing the steel drums as we learn a set of music to play at a final public performance at the end of the course.  Students will be provided with a loaner drum for the duration of the course to be returned at the final performance. The tuition for this course is $200. 

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Severna Park -- Summer2017  Beginner  Steel Drum Class

This 6-week course will meet on 6 consecutive Tuesday Evenings, 6:30-7:30 from
August 1st  to September 5th, 2016 at The Severna Park Community Center.

 

Learn to play the steel drums in a relaxed environment. No musical experience of any kind is required. This course is taught by Kevin Martin, Young Audiences Teaching Artist of The Year. This course is open to all ages above 13 to 100. We will learn the basics of playing the steel drums as we learn a set of music to play at a final public performance at the end of the course.  Students will be provided with a loaner drum for the duration of the course to be returned at the final performance. The tuition for this course is $200. 

 

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Steel Drum School FAQ

Who takes these classes?
Our students range in age from 14 to 65+; about 50% are men and 50% are women. Most are from the Annapolis area. Some come from as far away as Wilmington, Delaware; Easton, Maryland; and Northern Virginia. They are students, teachers, business owners, professional musicians, police officers, fire fighters, homemakers, retirees, doctors, and other business professionals.
 
At this time, we do not accept students under the age of 13.
 
What happens in class?
Students play the songs they've been practicing all week. You'll even play a whole new song on the first day of class.
 
Do I have to have experience with an instrument before taking the class?
No. Students come with a wide variety of experience levels. Some can read music, while others have never played an instrument before. The steel drums are fairly easy to pick up if you have time to practice. 
 
How do I practice at home?
The cost of the class includes the use of a drum to take home for the duration of the course.
 
What about the final performance?
Participation in the final performance is encouraged but not required. It's a fun experience, especially for first timers. Past final performances include Ram’s Head Patio, Annapolis Fourth of July Parade, Rock Hall Pirates Festival, Bowie Bay Socks 7th Inning Stretch performance.

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