Byker Primary School

Drumming Lessons with Mr Richards

Hello everyone!


I hope you are all staying safe at home and finding lots of activities and work to keep you all busy during this very strange time we're in at the minute. To help keep you all occupied a little bit I will be uploading a variety of videos to help give you a jump start into drumming!


Now, anyone that already does drum lessons with me in school, don't worry, there will be videos coming for you as well with more advanced techniques and lessons over the coming weeks. Until then, feel free to watch the current videos and practice the basics to keep your skills sharp and your rhythm flowing! Never underestimate the value of practicing and experimenting along with your favourite songs to help you.


Stay safe, stay busy and I'll see you all soon!

Mr. Richards.

Learn Your First Drum Beat!

Welcome to our first video here on the Byker Primary Drumming channel! In this video, we will be starting off by showing you a simple pop/rock beat in easy t...

Sticking and Counting Challenges

In todays video, Mr. Richards shows you how play Quarter and Eighth note rhythms on the snare drum and around the rest of the kit as well. Practice as much a...

Playing A Beat Using Eighth Notes

In this weeks video lesson, Mr. Richards shows you how to count using Eighth notes while playing a simple beat. Plenty of practice is recommended to build up...

Call and Response Challenge

Todays video is a fun one which will help your musical ear learn what different drums sound like and copy a pattern that is played for you! This skill can be...

Combining Quarter Notes and Eighth Notes

In this weeks lesson, Mr Richards will show you how to play a beat using a combination of Quarter notes and Eighth notes to add some variety to a simple beat...