FAQs

Cancellations

We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, but to ensure consistent progress in your drumming journey, we require a weekly commitment from our students. Therefore, we do not offer replacement lessons for cancellations.

If you are looking for a school with a flexible cancellation policy, we may not be the best fit for you.

We require weekly commitment from our students as it helps maintain a steady learning pace. If you are unable to commit on a weekly basis, we recommend considering a school with a more flexible lesson plan that suits your needs.

Fees and Payment

While our courses may not be the cheapest option, we believe they offer the best value for your investment. We encourage you to book a trial lesson to experience our teaching methods firsthand before making any major decisions.

The cost of our lessons varies depending on the course you enrol in. For example, if you choose to enrol in a Grade 1 quarterly course (11 lessons), the first payment would be as follows:

Senior Instructor Tuition Fee – $770
Withdrawal Deposit (one-time) – $150
Lesson Materials (per grade) – $95
Registration Fee (one-time) – $60
Total: $1075 (before promotional discount)

Please visit our tuition fee page for more detailed information on pricing.

We offer different payment options to suit your needs. Depending on the course you enrol in, you can choose to pay monthly, quarterly, or annually. Here are the durations for each payment option:

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

Please visit our tuition fee page for more detailed information.

The tuition fees for higher grades increase incrementally. 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. For a comprehensive breakdown, please refer to our tuition fee page.

Yes, you can receive a refund of the $150 withdrawal deposit. The 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. The deadlines for different course durations are as follows:

Monthly Students – 4th lesson
Quarterly Students – 7th lesson
Yearly Students – 34th lesson

We currently do not accept instalment payments. However, we offer various payment options such as monthly, quarterly, or annual payments, depending on the course you enrol in. Please refer to our tuition fee page for more details.

Unfortunately, we do not accept SkillsFuture Credit as a form of payment.

Lessons

The lesson duration is 45 minutes for Grades 1 to 5 and 60 minutes for Grades 6 to 8.

Grades 1 to 5 students will have the option to extend their lessons to 60 minutes for an additional $10 per lesson if they find that 45 minutes is insufficient.

The monthly course includes four lessons per month, the quarterly course includes 11 lessons per term (lasting three months), and the annual course includes 44 lessons throughout the year.

The duration to complete a grade may vary depending on each student’s performance and progress. On average, a student typically completes Grade 1 in three to six months. Here’s an estimate of the average course duration for each grade:

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

We adopt the exclusive J Music drum syllabus, a unique curriculum meticulously designed by our founder, Jason. This innovative syllabus draws inspiration from the renowned Trinity College London framework and stands apart from other drum and music schools. It includes a variety of drumming techniques, styles, and musical genres, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching learning experience that covers all aspects of drumming.

Yes, we offer graded drum examination courses, but they are optional. Our students are sent to exams conducted by Trinity College London, a reputable UK examination board. These exams provide valuable recognition and certification for your drumming skills.

While it is not a requirement, it can greatly enhance your learning experience.

We strongly encourage all our students to own a drum set at home so that they can have access to their drum set easily which encourages regular practice and in turn, progress.

However, we also understand that some students may have space constraints in their house. Hence an alternative for them would be to rent a drum studio on a weekly basis for practice.

Practising solely during lesson time is insufficient for significant progress and may hinder your learning experience.

Typically, a drum set has different prices depending on the levels, types and brands that you are looking for. Please see the table below for more information.

AcousticElectronic
Beginner$700 – $1500$700 – $2000
Intermediate$1500 – $3000$2000 – $4000
Advanced$3000 onwards$4000 onwards

Regrettably, we do not provide free drum studios for personal practice.

They are available for a fee of $18 per hour for students and $28 for the public.

We highly recommend that all students consider purchasing a drum set before or after embarking on their journey with us.

Yes, all our lessons are conducted on a one-on-one basis. This ensures personalised attention and focused instruction for each student.

No, we do not offer group lessons. Our focus is on providing individual attention to each student, which we believe is crucial for effective learning and progress.

You will be assigned the same instructor for each lesson. This consistency allows for a better understanding of your learning style, progress, and goals, resulting in a more personalised and effective learning experience.

Our lessons incorporate a balanced approach, consisting of both lesson materials and songs.

As a student at J Music, you will be required to play exercises from our textbooks, which cover essential grooves, fills, rudiments, warm-ups, rhythmic studies, and sight-reading.

Additionally, songs are regularly introduced in lessons based on your progress.

This combination of exercises and songs helps to make lessons educational, engaging, and enables you to apply what you have learned in a musical context.

To ensure optimal learning, enjoyment, and consistent progress, we have established a set of guidelines/protocols for our instructors to follow.

These guidelines have been developed based on years of experience and have helped thousands of students achieve drumming success.

While you may express your preferences and goals to your instructor, we recommend placing your trust in their expertise and guidance throughout your drumming journey.

Unfortunately, we do not offer home lessons at this time. All lessons are conducted at our drum studios at Katong Shopping Centre.

Yes, your lessons will be scheduled for the same day and time slot each week. This provides consistency and allows you to plan your schedule accordingly.

Similar to a government school, all our students are required to follow our academic calendar for their lessons. The schedule follows our designated public and J Music holidays, and we are closed on Sundays and Mondays. For specific dates and details, please download a copy of our academic calendar.

Trial Lesson

The trial lesson is designed for one student at a time.

If both you and your friend wish to experience the trial lesson, two separate bookings and payments must be made.

The trial lesson is primarily intended for students who wish to learn and commit for the long term.

For short-term commitments or special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries, we recommend booking an à la carte lesson or considering our monthly course instead.

General

Absolutely not! You are never too old to play the drums.

We believe that passion and dedication matter more than age. Do not let your age deter you from pursuing your drumming aspirations.

The sky is the limit, and we have adult students of all ages enjoying their drumming journeys. Our oldest student is currently 67 years old, and we are always ready to break that record!

You should learn from us because we are committed to providing quality drumming education tailored specifically for adults.

As Singapore’s only dedicated drum school for adults, we have been serving thousands of adult drum students since 2013. Our experienced instructors, conducive adult learning environment, and proven teaching methods set us apart.

If you are ready to challenge yourself and learn from the best, we encourage you to book a trial lesson and experience the difference.

Regrettably, we are unable to accommodate children. To ensure a conducive and exclusive learning environment for adults, our courses are available to students aged 16 and above only.

Weekly Special: Enjoy an additional 5% off trial lessons (total of 10%). Use coupon code 'SPECIAL' by 16 June 2024. T&Cs apply.
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