Percussion Programs

Beginner Percussion Program

Students will learn to play Snare Drum using basic reading skills while learning the correct technique needed to play many percussion instruments.  Repertoire will be from the Royal Conservatory of Music Syllabus and Students will be asked to play a minimum of one piece per week.

Program Requirements

Equipment Requirements
Snare Drum or Practice Pad, Sticks and Music Stand.

Lesson Structure
Group members submit their videos to the Program Coordinator for individual feedback each week.  Once per week the group meets online for one hour for guidance, general feedback, and demonstrations.

Drum Kit Program

This six-week course will be led by Vancouver based percussionist, Martin Fisk. Group members meet once per week online and perform pre-selected music for the group while learning about the history and evolution of the Drum Kit. This is a great way to improve your drumming skills and meet students with the same interests!

Program Requirements
Must have a least one year of Drum Kit lessons or experience with basic counting and reading skills.

Equipment Requirements
Drum Kit or Electric Kit required

Lesson Structure
Group members submit their videos to the Program Coordinator for individual feedback each week. Once per week the group meets online for one hour for Guidance, general feedback, demonstrations and an interactive history of the Drum Kit.

Music Together® Classes Start this Spring!

We’re super pleased to announce that Music Together® is coming to the Richmond Music School this Spring!


Music Together® is a music and movement program for children from zero to eight years old and the adults that adore them. The curriculum is research-based and designed to support music learning as well as child development.  The program is family-oriented, and lets children learn from their key role models: you (the grownups)! Music Together® also builds community by bringing families together and creating a comfortable environment for music-making.


Maracas is the essential Music Together® class, one that a child can attend from birth through age five—and through all nine song collections. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers—grouping children of a variety of ages in one class. This approach fosters natural, family-style learning where younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together.  Each child participates at his or her own developmental level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, or exploring musical instruments. We welcome the whole family to join in this important family music experience and any caregiver—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the child(ren) to class.


Each semester includes:
– 8-10 weekly 45-minute classes teaching a new song collection every fall, winter and spring.
– New CD’s each semester with the songs, rhythm chants, “play-alongs”, tonal and rhythm patterns used in class.
– Beautifully illustrated songbook with family activities to enjoy at home.

Class Details

When: Tuesdays at 1:00pm (starting April 14, 2020)

Includes 10 weeks of 45 minute classes


First Child: $200
Sibling Rate: $120
Children under 8 months: FREE

To reserve your spot, sign-up at: