Do you remember the first time you tapped out a beat with your pencil on your school desk when you were trying to think of the answer to a test question - or you were just trying to keep from falling asleep? Even then you knew the power of the rhythmic sound that drumming creates. If you used empty paint cans for bongos or your fingers for drumsticks because you couldn’t get enough of the sound, then why not take it further? Why not take drum lessons in Frisco TX? There are so many things in life we look back on and think, ‘What if?’ Don’t let your joy of drumming be one of those things.
You may not end up in a jazz or rock band, but learning to play an instrument - any instrument - is fulfilling and enriching and an end in and of itself. And if drums are your instrument of choice, you can rest assured that no matter what kind of formal or informal musical ensemble you play in, your drums will be the heart of the band, keeping the timing and tempo for all the other musicians to follow. A good drummer can mean the difference between a band that’s okay and a band that’s great. Need other reasons to take drum lessons in Frisco TX?
Did you know that playing drums is good for your brain? It increases the development of various regions of your brain including the motor and auditory cortexes and the corpus callosum. This is a direct result of having to use both hands and feet simultaneously to maintain rhythm. Additional neural connections that are created in children who learn to play drums can compensate for cognitive declines later in life.
And the health benefits of playing the drums don’t end there. Stanford University’s School of Medicine studied 30 people who suffered from depression and who were enrolled in a weekly music therapy group. The results of the study were that the patients were not only less depressed and less anxious after music therapy but they also experienced a boost in their self-esteem after learning to play a simple rhythm on the drums.
The last, best reason to take drum lessons in Frisco TX? It’s a lot of fun! Drums let you release your pent-up energy and let you make music at the same time. Most every type of music requires drums so no matter what your musical tastes are, you’ll be able to incorporate drum playing into it. So, if you’re ready to get started, call us at Matt Burk Music Studio at (469) 353-6100 to ask about drum lessons in Frisco TX. You can also visit us online at www.wannalearnmusic.com to find out more about our programs and instructors.
Matt Burk Music Studio
1701 Legacy Drive, Ste. 150
Frisco, TX 75034