Jack and Reece are working on Latin Drumming
One of the most complex styles to drum is Latin.
The rhythms are very tight but a laid back feel is needed and that combination is never easy.
Add to this that characteristic double Bass Drum pattern at a fast tempo and you have to be a great drummer to achieve precision.
Some Drum tutors avoid Latin styles until students are much older as they feel only musical maturity can help in achieving the feel.
My philosophy is that students are never too young to start on Latin and that with careful coaching all if the components required for great Latin drumming can be achieved even at a simple technical level.
Last night Reece who is 7 years old and Jack who is 13 years old worked so hard drumming along to some great Santana tracks.
Have a listen to their work!