Percussion & Drum-Kit
The Percussion Department is the rhythmical heart of the CBSM. Both day and evening students have the opportunity of learning percussion and drum-kit with our experienced tutors. The Percussion Department consists of a fully equipped percussion studio, drum-kit room and a practice room for students to access during the week. All percussion lessons are individual half hourly sessions and drum-kit lessons can be shared or individual half hourly sessions. All percussion /drum kit students are timetabled for a group activity as part of their course.
All the CBSM bands and orchestras are equipped with a full percussion section to enable students to experience the full range of orchestral instruments. Students begin their ensemble training with Junior Band, followed by Intermediate Band, Concert Orchestra, Concert Band and CBYO.
All our students are encouraged to achieve the highest of standards in their performance skills. Our tutors guide students through graded examinations in percussion and drum-kit. We teach ABRSM Percussion syllabus from grade 1 up to Performance Diploma and Trinity Rockschool Grades 1- 8 in drum-kit. All ABRSM examinations are held in the percussion studio so students can perform on instruments they are accustomed to. Hire of Percussion InstrumentsWe have practice Glockenspiels which are available for students to hire for the academic year at a small fee and also have the facilities for GCSE and A Level students to use the percussion studio for their practical examinations.