From Our Editors
Prospective snare-bangers learn the ins and outs of drumming at The Memphis Drum Shop School of Percussion in a one-on-one session with one of the shop's six experienced instructors. Under a curriculum devised by Director of Education Chris Burgess, who holds a master's degree in percussion, first-time students learn how to choose the appropriate drumsticks and use a method book and practice pad for rehearsing basic beats and mind-melting ways to excitedly point at a crowd. Whether you're into jazz, rock, country, pan-pipe thrash metal, or synth-opera, Memphis Drum School will tailor lessons based on the styles of music that make your chest-locked timpani pump songs of circulation. Professional Pearl Masters Custom drum kits in the shop await students eager to grab the sticks and show off their chops, and lessons take place in a soundproof studio, free from the lame, non-percussive sounds of the world.