Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Drum Lessons (psst- Discount!)

C loves music, as do I, so I was thrilled when Russell Lacy got in touch asking if we wanted a sample drum lesson to see what he was about.  Russell is a talented actively performing musician, with a Masters in Jazz Performance, who recently came back to Durham after some time living in the Big Apple.  Brooklyn's loss is our gain: this man was great with my child.  And he has dedicated his life to teaching.

Let's be honest, the youngest age that can handle a true "lesson" is a 4 year old.  Even though C is not yet there, Russell was still fantastic with him.  They put on music, banged away, worked on rhythms, and explored all the different drum sounds (and drumsticks).  C was simply in love and keeps talking about it.

Russell himself works out of a Durham studio to offer lessons to folks of all ages (quick note that Russell did have a Carrboro location for a time but is consolidating all his lessons to his Durham studio).  Yes, parents, that includes YOU.  You can sign yourself up for lessons with this talented musician.  Or, of course, Russell would love to teach your little Alex Van Halen.

The outside of the studio
Classes are $50 for 1 hour.  But most kids do not need an hour so back out your price accordingly: a 30 minute lesson will be $25.  Here's the cool part - as a Mom in Chapel Hill reader you are eligible for 1 free trial class and a 10% discount off your purchase of the first 2 months of lessons.  Thinking of a Christmas gift for some kids in your life?  Considering a New Year's Resolution to broaden your own horizons?  Look no further!  Just mention that you saw this article when you talk to Russell.  Act fast since this deal will expire.

Here is some information about the lessons, so you know what you are getting.  Everyone starts on the drum pads, learning technique and rhythms, until ready to upgrade to a full set of drums.  Russell helps all students learn to sight read music, teaching what the various time signatures are (a gift that will last them the rest of their lives!).  He will work with his students in the genre of music they love to encourage their passion (i.e., if your kid loves pop, there may be some Justin Beiber-like music available to learn) but he also encourages folks to explore all genres of music through their lessons.

The studio is located in downtown Durham, close to the corner of Markham and Broad Streets (parking provided at the building where the lessons are offered).

And, since it's the holidays, I have to find some way to work in a quick remark about your Little Drummer Boy waiting at home for just the right drum teacher to come along...the star shines bright over a studio in Durham.  Check it out.

Drum Lessons with Russell Lacy 


At November 23, 2011 at 8:22 PM , Blogger Hines-Sight said...

Have a great Thanksgiving!! Won't be long for the new baby is here.

At December 6, 2011 at 3:44 PM , Blogger BenjaminJohnson said...

This is some great info! I have been playing drums since I was little too. I was only playing around when I was younger, but I started taking private drum lessons when I was 13 years old. I wish I started sooner but it was still helpful!


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