FAQs

General

You are never too old to play the drums.

Do not let your age deter you from playing the drums you have always longed of. The sky is the limit. Our oldest student is 65 this year and we hope to break this record!

Because we are committed to teaching you.

As Singapore’s only and only drum school that is dedicated to adults, thousands of adult drum students have proudly called J Music their home since 2013.

If you’re willing to push yourself and learn from the best in the most conducive adult environment, book a trial lesson now.

Yes, we do. Children over the age of seven are welcome to enrol in our drum courses.

Trial Lesson

The trial lesson is only for one student.

If you and your friend wish to sign up for the trial lesson, two separate bookings and payments must be made.

The trial lesson is designed for students who wish to learn for the long term.

For short-term commitment (such as birthday surprises), please book an à la carte lesson or sign up for our monthly course instead.

Cancellations

Because we care about your growth, a weekly commitment is required to ensure consistent progress in your learning journey. Therefore, if you must cancel your lessons, we do not offer replacement lessons.

If you are searching for a school with a flexible cancellation policy, we are not the best option for you.

You may enrol in our business course. Simply attend four instead of 11 lessons in each term (three months).

Fees & Payment

Our courses are not cheap, but they are the most cost-effective. Please book a trial lesson to experience our teaching methods before making any major decisions.

The costs vary depending on the course you enrol in. If you enrol in a weekday Grade 1 quarterly course (11 lessons), your first payment would be as follows:

Senior Instructor Tuition Fee – $627
Withdrawal Deposit (one-time) – $150
Lesson Materials (per grade) – $79
Registration Fee (one-time) – $60
Total: $916 (before promotional discount)

You have the option of paying monthly, quarterly, or annually depending on the course you enrol in. Each course has a different price and duration. The duration of our recurring courses are as follows:

Monthly – One month (4 lessons)
Quarterly – Three months (11 lessons)
Yearly – One year (44 lessons)
Business – Three months (4 lessons)

Please see this page for more information.

Unfortunately, we do not accept instalment payments.

Unfortunately, we do not accept SkillsFuture Credit.

Lessons

All courses are recurring and will conclude at the end of Grade 8.

A student typically learns for two to three years (completing Grade 3 or 4) before gaining the ability to learn on their own.

An average student takes three to six months to complete Grade 1. As there is no fixed date for course completion, your performance and progress will determine when you complete it.

Yes, if you intend to take the examinations. We send our students to exams conducted by Trinity College London, a UK examination board.

Yes. As drums is a hands-on instrument, it is almost impossible to progress without sufficient practice. Not owning a drum set is like attending school without completing your assignments at home.

Regrettably, because our studios are mostly occupied for lessons, we do not loan them out to students for drum practise.

All students are strongly encouraged to purchase a drum set before beginning their journeys.

If it is not possible for you to have a drum set at home, you can practise at the Silent Studio at Esplanade Library for a very affordable price.

Yes, all lessons are one-on-one.

No, we do not offer group lessons because we wish to give every student our full attention.

You will be assigned to the same instructor for every lesson.

All J Music students are required to follow our curriculum, which includes a textbook for every grade.

The textbook contains essential exercises for a student’s growth and foundation in drums. The exercises include grooves, fills, rudiments, warm-ups, rhythmic studies, and sight reading.

Songs are also regularly introduced in weekly lessons based on the student’s progress to help them apply what they have learned in a musical context.

No, we do not offer home lessons.