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Drumming along

music Updated: May 29, 2011 02:24 IST

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Always wanted to be an ace drummer? Here are five places where you can learn to be one.

Music and Dance Class
The academy has professional drummers who take theory and practical classes. They provide all the equipments along with the drumsticks. A single class costs Rs 250 per class. Students are made to participate in various musical events where they get to play along with the vocalists. The classes have both theory and practical aspects to them.
Where: 83 Bannu Enclave, Road No.42, Pitampura
Tel: 9873154134

Delhi Guitar School
This is one of the most popular music academies in West Delhi. The students are made to learn drums using a traditional drum kit, as well as on electronic drums. Rs 1,500 is the registration fees and Rs 400 is the charge per class. Students need to carry their own drumsticks.
Where: C-2/2, 3 Rajouri Garden East Side of Ring Road, Near Indian Overseas Bank, Mansarover Garden
Tel: 011- 25465158

bandNoida School of Rock

Drums are taught here according to the syllabus of the Rock School, which is affiliated to the Trinity College of Music. The classes for drums are taken individually. The students are required to carry their own drumsticks. The charges of the classes are Rs 4,800 per quarter (3 months), with one class an hour long, taking place once a week. The school also holds concerts in which trained students participate. The school recently held its summer concert.

Where: Noida School of Rock, A-117C, Sector 35, Noida

Tel: 9818448705

Performers Collective School of Music
Argentinian percussionist Eduardo and Aman Singh (drummer of Advaita) teach drums here. There are around 200 students enrolled for learning drums. The monthly fees is Rs 2,350 per month and 2 classes are held a week. The school holds 12 concerts in a year and students are made to participate in them by enrolling in different bands.
Where: 1) 40/54, Chittaranjan Park
Tel: 011-41435428
2) Music School, 7416 DLF 4 Gurgaon
Tel: 0124 4045173

Places to buy drumsticks
Raj Musicals
Address
: 2188/6 Main Patel Road, West Patel Nagar, Opp. Metro Rail Pillar No. 224
Tel: 011-25700413

Strings and Drums
Address
: 196A/6, Tara Chand Complex, East of Kailash
Tel: 011- 65967877

Yamaha Music Squares
Address
: Ambience Mall, 210, 2nd floor, Gurgaon
Tel: 0124-4029002

School of Symphony
The school conducts both theory and practical drum classes, though the latter are conducted individually. A single class here is for 45 minutes and happens once a week. The fee of the class is Rs 1,500 per month and Rs 500 are the admission charges annually. Except for drumsticks, the institute provides for rest of the facilities.
Where: 857, Pocket -3, Sector 19, Dwarka
B-66, Dayanand Colony, Lajpat Nagar IV
Tel: 011-42770154, 9711333298