POP-ROCK DRUMS

FOUNDATION COURSE

Intensive foundation course in Drums, preparing the students to the admission to bachelor courses.

Individual drum lessons, ensemble music workshops from trio to medium-sized ensembles with performances in clubs in the Capital, Rhythm section for bass and drums, Pop-rock harmony and Ear training, study of Modern Piano, Music Technology for pre-production of own original projects.

Duration 1 to 3 years

Frequency 6 to 10 hours per week, in ordinary or long-distance mode

Where Rome

Language Italian/English

The pre-academic course has a duration ranging from 1 to 3 years, depending on the student’s entry level and study ability.

Skills are acquired in the following areas:

  • One-to-one pop-rock drum classes with a teacher of the student’s choice.
  • Formations from trio to quintet led by professional musicians to practice Italian and international pop-rock repertoire in the hall and live.
  • Pop-rock harmony from tradition to fusions with jazz harmony, ethnic music, nu-soul.
  • Study of various styles of Popular Music in rhythm section: rock, swing, reggae, shuffle, blues, Caribbean and South American rhythm patterns.
  • Piano study, from technical basics to practical application of harmony, reading chord signatures and melodies of medium difficulty
  • Approach to music technology, sequencing software, miking, sound synthesis.

Once the foundation course/pre-academic course has been successfully completed you automatically access the three-year first cycle of academic courses of Popular music (aut. Ministry of Education, University and Research)

Job opportunities that the three-year first cycle academic courses of Popular Music opens:

  • artist and band leader of original projects
  • drummer for live performance and recording session
  • arranger for small and medium ensembles
  • music producer
  • music author for sonorizations and music applied to images

The Pre-academic Courses do not start from scratches, they assume a previous practice on the instrument of two to three years the least.

It is possible to access the first year or directly to the second or third pre-academic year. For each subject you will be placed at the appropriate level based on the admission tests: for example, you can be admitted to the 3rd level of drums classes, the second level of harmony studies and the first level of Ear training, according to your knowledge. Each subject will therefore follow its own path at its own level. Each subject will therefore follow its own path at its own level.

Admission tests are usually held in June and, for places remaining available, in September. International students can sit the admission tests online from February of the previous year until June the latest.

  1. Drum test, performance of one or more songs/exercises of the student’s choice, in-depth study required by the committee (go to “Admission Info and Study Plan” click on “Download Study Plan”
  2. Harmony knowledge test see mock test for access to the 2nd and 3rd level
  3. Ear training test see mock test for access to the 2nd and 3rd level
  4. Aptitude test and motivational interview

Roberto Palladino

Daniele Chiantese

Daniele Pomo

Claudio Mastracci

SAINT LOUIS POP PLAYLIST

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INSIGHTS

The pre-academic course offers a choice of four different attendance modes:

  • Ordinary Attendance: Weekly attendance, with classes ranging from 6 to 10 hours, concentrated over 2-4 days each week. This mode allows for guided learning at every step, with continuous monitoring of progress. An average study commitment of 6 hours daily is required. Certain subjects offer both in-person and fully online attendance options.
  • Long-distance Attendance: The pre-academic long-distance course entails 6 to 8 hours of classes concentrated on Saturdays, alternating between in-person and online sessions each week. Ideal for students residing outside of Rome or those with busy schedules, including working professionals. The long-distance mode with Saturday classes is exclusive to the pre-academic course.
  • Teen Music Academy Attendance: Tailored for high school students, this personalized course engages students for 1 or 2 afternoons per week, with the aim of preparing them for academic courses upon high school graduation. Exceptionally talented students may be admitted to academic courses even before graduation. Some subjects offer both in-person and fully online attendance options.
  • DAD Attendance: Fully remote education option, suitable for students worldwide.

INSIGHTS

The pre-academic course offers a choice of four different attendance modes:

  • Ordinary Attendance: Weekly attendance, with classes ranging from 6 to 10 hours, concentrated over 2-4 days each week. This mode allows for guided learning at every step, with continuous monitoring of progress. An average study commitment of 6 hours daily is required. Certain subjects offer both in-person and fully online attendance options.
  • Long-distance Attendance: The pre-academic long-distance course entails 6 to 8 hours of classes concentrated on Saturdays, alternating between in-person and online sessions each week. Ideal for students residing outside of Rome or those with busy schedules, including working professionals. The long-distance mode with Saturday classes is exclusive to the pre-academic course.
  • Teen Music Academy Attendance: Tailored for high school students, this personalized course engages students for 1 or 2 afternoons per week, with the aim of preparing them for academic courses upon high school graduation. Exceptionally talented students may be admitted to academic courses even before graduation. Some subjects offer both in-person and fully online attendance options.
  • DAD Attendance: Fully remote education option, suitable for students worldwide.

INSIGHTS

  • Full-time attendance: Classes are mostly scheduled on a weekly basis, for a total of 350hours per year
  • Online attendance: Classes are held online; a weekly lesson in presence is scheduled in February, as the exams in June.

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