Summer has arrived Philadelphia and as usual, there is no shortage of awesome things to do around town. In the midst of street festivals, concerts, and baseball games, I have another ageless and timeless activity worth pursuing: DRUM LESSONS – But Jon, is drumming really a summertime activity? Well, it’s not limited to summer but here are a few reasons why summer is a great time to get started.
1. Keep your brain active during the summer months
In a previous post, I explained how a brief drumming session can reduce stress, producing feelings of well-being, and increase problem-solving abilities. Drumming is a very cognitive, mathematical, and technical process. We are constantly in reaction mode and always “multi-tasking”. On top of making pleasant sounding music with a band, we apply many dimensions of focus and coordination aimed towards a desired output. These are necessary skills to keep up with or develop during the summer, particularly for young students on summer vacation or professionals with lighter summer work loads.
2. Become part of Philadelphia’s rich musical heritage
Philadelphia maintains a very important position in music history. Music legends such as John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and The Roots all have Philadelphia….. well, roots. These influential figures, and many more, have paved the way for an incredibly artistic community. Philadelphia is also home of many excellent music festivals including Jam On The River, Xponential Music Festival, and The Philadelphia Folk Fest (to name a few). As the live business have become a primary revenue driver in the music industry, summertime has become the BUSY season. So while you are enjoying the musical fruits our great city has to offer, consider developing an artistic side of your own and join us in the movement. Once you get those drum chops up to par, it just might be you on that summer stage someday.
3. Take up a new hobby or reconnect with an old one
We would love to hear from people of all ages, backgrounds, and genders, interested in considering drum lessons in Philadelphia. It’s amazing how many people take it up as a hobby and find themselves deeply enthralled within a matter of months. I have an awesome mixture of students that are new to drumming and students getting back into it after taking some time off. While summer often permits some extra time on our hands, we may have a few openings in our otherwise busy schedules. This is the perfect opportunity to take up or reconnect with the drums.
4. Out with the old, In with the new
Summer is the perfect time to switch gears, recharge the batteries, and let go of the winter baggage. At a very early age, we are programmed to start new projects in the month of June. After you get that summer haircut and break out the summer clothes, you might as well pick up some sticks and get ready to rock out in our cool air-conditioned studios!
5. Nothing is more fun
Summer should be full of fun and at the end of the day, that is exactly what drumming is. I understand I am a bit biased, but the enjoyment people get out of drumming is why so many people do it. The key is having good direction, a solid plan, and a good idea of your drumming goals going into it. If you are considering taking drum lessons in Philadelphia or are even just interested in getting some information contact us and we’ll have a conversation to see if it’s the right move for you.