Recommendations for drum students

There is a lot of choice out there, so I put this list of recommendations together to help students and parents save time searching for the right equipment.  Fortunately, all of it is available on Amazon, which means it can be delivered to your door the next day. 

Essential requirements from day 1

Drum Sticks

Vic Firth 8D

Practice Pad

Practice Pad

Drum Kit - should be purchased within 6 months

Mapex Tornado

20" fusion kit


Drum kit "silencer" set of practice pads for Mapex Tornado 20" drum kit​

(rubber pads that sit on the drums and cymbals which reduce the sound considerably,

but do NOT make them silent. 

Drum grades exam syllabus

Further study for intermediate to advanced students

These links are all affiliate links, which means I get a small commission on each purchase, but the price is the same for the buyer. 

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