Why learning to play the drums is great for Adults

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

1. Drumming can be a hobby for life


Whether you begin learning as a child or as an adult, drumming can be a fantastic hobby for life.

We all learn to play drums for different reasons, some of us may want to join a band, some of us might want to play drums as a career and some of us might just want to practice to let off some steam after work!

Whatever your reason for learning to play, there are lots of benefits to picking up the sticks. In this article we’ll take you through a few of our favourite things about playing drums.

2. Drumming is a great stress relief


Drumming is a great stress relief. After a stressful day at work there’s nothing better than being able to sit down at the kit and play some of your favourite beats.

As well as being a fun activity, drumming is also a physical activity so can help to release ‘feel good’ neurochemicals such as dopamine and serotonin.

We all need a way to relieve stress at some point in our lives, so maybe drumming could be the perfect answer for you?


3. Bands always need drummers!


It’s no secret that drummers are hard to find on the gigging circuit. If you choose to play the drums you’ll never be short of a band to join!

Playing in a band is one of the most rewarding parts of learning to play. You’ll build friendships with other musicians, play fun gigs and visit recording studios. If you’re lucky you might even get to visit other countries to play shows!


Whether you want to play anything from Rock, Pop and Metal music, all the way over to brass band music, all of these bands need drummers.


4. Playing drums helps us to build new friendships in adulthood


This one ties in to the point above, but by learning to play drums you’re opening up an opportunity to build friendships wherever you go.

Most of us know that as we get to adulthood it becomes more and more difficult to make new friends, but playing an instrument makes this so much easier.

If you want to make friends with other drummers, big events such as the UK Drum Show in Liverpool or local drum clinics are the perfect environment to meet people who have the same interests and hobby.

Drummers love nothing more than talking about drums, so if you go to drum shows and clinics you’ll never be short of people to talk to or things to talk about!

Outside of other drummers, playing drums also gives us an opportunity to meet and build friendships with other musicians. Whether you want to join a brass band, a rock band or anything in between, you’ll meet lots of new people just by playing your instrument with likeminded musicians.

5. Through drum lessons we build rhythm & timing skills


For students who already play another musical instrument, the drums can be a fantastic route to improve their knowledge of rhythm and timing.


As drummers we are the timekeepers of the band so through lessons we build a strong sense of time and groove, as well as understanding more complex rhythms.

Whilst we might learn these elements on the drums, they translate to all other musical instruments so can help us progress at guitar, piano or any other instrument we may play!

There are plenty of benefits to learning drums as an adult, but our favourite is that it gives us a way to make new friends at any stage of life by meeting both drummers and musicians who play other instruments.

Every student is different, so why not give drums a try and see what benefits you find in your own life!

If you have any questions about learning to play drums or want to get in touch with us, please contact us.


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