Essential Gear for the Student
Starting new students with the proper gear is essential for a good foundation in technique, rhythms and reading. Below are some of the materials used at CSTSOP along with links where these items can be purchased.
Sticks and practice pads
Salyers PCS1 Snare Drum Sticks
Salyers Percussion Single Sided 12" Practice Pad
Intermediate Student Pack
Incredible cymbals for drum set, concert including crash and suspended cymbals, marching cymbals.
Here are some additional resources I highly recommend to all students of percussion.
Click here to go to the Percussive Arts Society Rudiments page where you can download the rudiments as well as her them played. A great resource.
Click on the PDF to download the 40 Essential Drum Rudiments.
Students need to have a metronome for practicing and with the advances in technology free Android and I tunes app metronomes are available. In the Google Play store I recommend the Simple Metronome. You can find them in the iTunes store as well but, there are good apps available for free!