Drum Kit Exams

Why do exams?

You don’t have to do exams, but drum kit exams give you recognition and reward for your hard work. They’re an excellent method of assessing the progress you’ve made on the instrument and also help you to develop styles of playing that you may not otherwise have thought of. Most teachers agree that exams help to:

  • Push you to learn the instrument better than if you weren’t doing exams
  • Broaden your horizons of drum kit playing – helping you to play a wide variety of musical styles from rock through to jazz and Latin music
  • Develop a solid knowledge of all 26 drum kit rudiments
  • Give you recognition for your hard work


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