What You Need to Get Started On the Drums

Do you want to start playing the drums but don’t know what to buy or where to look? Are you thinking about learning to play the drums on your own, but need help selecting the proper gear and methods? 

Well look no further! 

Here are the packs that I recommend to new students, or anyone who asks for help selecting their purchases. 


Beginner Interested In Drumming:

Maybe you don't want to go all in and buy a drum set, but there are a few essential items that you will need to get something out of your drum lessons.


#1 - Drum Sticks                 #2 - Practice Pad                       #3 - Music Stand          

   Vic Firth 5A                  Vic Firth 6” Practice Pad             On Stage Music Stand


The most purchased                          A great choice because it's                             Sturdy angle adjustable Bookplate.
drum stick of all time,                        small and has an authentic feel.                     Spring arm extensions hold pages.
medium weight and                          Non-skid rubber base.                                      Height adjustable from 29 to 42".
very durable.                                       Dense wood base for sturdiness.                   Lightweight and portable.


#1a - Drum Sticks
Alternative for heavy hitters

Ahead 5a Drum Sticks

50%less shock than wood drumsticks 
 Last 6 to 10 times longer than wood drumsticks 
 5% more rebound than wood drumsticks


Beginner Drumset:

Here is my top recommendation for a beginner’s drum set, complete with cymbals and a drum throne. 

Pearl Roadshow 5-Piece Set

$600USD shipping included for the jazz kit 
$750USD shipping included for the 5-piece fusion kit 



Some of its features include: 
Ready to rock right out of the box! 
9 ply, 7mm Poplar Shells & 1.2mm Triple Flanged hoops. Comes with Heads and Double Braced Hardware. 
Drums Included: 22x16 Bass Drum, 10x8 Tom, 12x9 Tom, 16x16 Floor Tom, 14x5.5 Snare Drum 
Cymbals Included: 16" Brass Crash-Ride, 14" Hybrid Hi-Hats 
Hardware Included: Cymbal Stand, Hi-Hat Stand, Snare Stand, Bass Drum Pedal, Throne, 2 Tom Holders 


***NOTEYou will still need to purchase a music stand and drum sticks. The practice pad is optional, but I still highly recommend buying one.




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