Because we care about your growth, a weekly commitment is required to ensure consistent progress in your drumming 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.
We require weekly commitment from our students. If you are unable to commit on a weekly basis, a school with a more flexible lesson plan will be a better fit for you.
Fees and 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 Grade 1 quarterly course (11 lessons), your first payment would be as follows:
Senior Instructor Tuition Fee – $715
Withdrawal Deposit (one-time) – $150
Lesson Materials (per grade) – $90
Registration Fee (one-time) – $60
Total: $1015 (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)
Please visit our tuition fee page for more information.
The difference between each grade from Grades 1 to 5 is $5 per lesson, and the difference between each grade from Grades 6 to 8 is $10 per lesson.
Please visit our tuition fee page for more information.
The $150 withdrawal deposit will be refunded to you via PayNow 10 days after your last lesson if you have successfully submitted an online withdrawal form by the deadline.
Monthly Students – 4th lesson
Quarterly Students – 7th lesson
Yearly Students – 34th lesson
Unfortunately, we do not accept instalment payments.
Unfortunately, we do not accept SkillsFuture Credit.
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.
A student typically completes Grade 1 in three to six months. As there is no fixed date for course completion, your performance and progress will determine when you complete it. Please see the average course duration below.
Grade 1 – 3 to 6 months
Grade 2 – 3 to 6 months
Grade 3 – 6 to 9 months
Grade 4 – 6 to 9 months
Grade 5 – 9 to 12 months
Grade 6 – 9 to 12 months
Grade 7 – 12 to 18 months
Grade 8 – 12 to 18 months
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 equivalent to going to school, bringing the homework back home but not having the necessary pens/pencils or desk/laptop to complete the assignments at home.
Playing on the drum set once a week during lesson time is insufficient.
Because you will be learning new techniques and songs during lessons, if you spend the time practising in front of your instructor instead of learning something new, you will waste a significant amount of time waiting for you to get the exercises right.
That will lead to lesser time left for your instructor to teach you something new.
As a result, there will be minimal progress, and the lessons will in turn become unproductive.
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.
50% lesson materials, 50% songs.
For lesson materials, all J Music students are required to play the exercises from our textbooks.
The textbooks contain essential exercises for a student’s growth and foundation in drums. The exercises include grooves, fills, rudiments, warm-ups, rhythmic studies and sight reading.
There are eight textbooks in total, one for each grade.
Yes, songs are regularly introduced in weekly lessons based on your progress to to make lessons both educational and engaging, and to help you apply what you have learned in a musical context.
Unfortunately, no. You should follow our lesson plans and put your trust in your instructor to guide you on your drumming journey.
To ensure that you learn well, have fun, and progress consistently, our instructors are required to adhere to a set of guidelines/protocols developed by Jason.
These guidelines/protocols have been in place since the school opened in 2013, and they have enabled thousands of students of different learning needs to achieve drumming success.
If there is a particular song or skill you wish to learn, please let your instructor know, and he will assist you accordingly.
No, we do not offer home lessons.
Yes, your lessons will be held at the same time and on the same day each week.
Similar to a government school, all of our students are required to follow our academic calendar for their lessons. For more information, please download a copy of our academic calendar.
Basically, there are no lessons on public (red boxes) or J Music holidays (green boxes), and we are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
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.
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 66 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.