Anytime you strike the drums, you have to be aware that you’re creating a musical event
— Vinnie Colaiuta

Percussion Lessons 

30 MINUTES $35 - 45 MINUTES $50 - 60 MINUTES $65

Lessons are conducted in the comfort of your own home, or the student can come to the teachers home located in Warrenton, Virginia. Lessons occur once per week for thirty minutes.

Schedules are flexible to suit vacation needs and the needs of the family. Make-up classes can be arranged as need. 

Recital opportunities are available for students. Advanced student recitals, annual recitals and other competitions. 



Please contact Prestige Music Studio for scheduling and availability. 


Drumming for development - How drumming helps children

  • Social Needs. Drumming often occurs as a collaborative, interactive process. If facilitated correctly, participating in drumming experiences can help a child work on skills such as turn-taking and sharing, as well as help them feel they are part of a group contributing towards a group process.

  • Communication Needs. Playing a drum or percussion instrument can be a useful way to communicate nonverbally and to “listen” to another person’s nonverbal communication.

  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills. This may almost seem self-evident, but different playing techniques can be used to help work on different fine and gross motor skills. This can even be true for developing lower extremity strength (e.g. imagine standing and playing a large conga drum).

  • Emotional Needs. As with the girl Kat Fulton worked with, participating in a drumming activity can help a child feel safe enough to express his/her feelings. Additionally--and speaking from experience--there’s nothing much better for releasing anger than banging on a drum.

  • Cognitive Needs. By participating in a drumming experience, children can be working on attention, impulse control, and decision-making skills.