[This module is tailored for the individual aspiring to play contemporary praise songs]
AWD1 elevates the drummer to a higher level of expression. Creatively engage in the art of improvisation as you develop drum fills that speak your individual style. This module will challenge you to grow in playing independence as you further your unique personality as a musician.
The thematic focus on THE HEARTBEAT OF HEAVEN (The Kingdom Age) takes us to witness kingdom life in Israel. Grasp the will of heaven manifested on earth as you witness the events that have shaped Israel’s history leading to the first advent of the Messiah.
Thematic Devotion:THE HEARTBEAT OF HEAVEN (The Kingdom Age) Answer the call for the establishment of a righteous and just kingdom in life here on earth.
Rhythm:Advanced syncopation and rhythmic grooves
Techniques: Fills improvisation
Synergistic Flow:Dynamic rhythm synergy with added improvised fills to create an impactful song
Worship Application:Accompanied play with backing tracks for an immersive playing experience
Duration: 11-week course; 1-hour weekly lessons
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Upon continuing learning drums in WDI, I was looking forward to growing further but somehow did not have a great excitement. However, I still decided to enter the new term prayerfully, for God to guide the lessons and trust in His plans for me. During the first lesson with the coach, through the prayer, learning, and scripture sharing in the class, about worshipping God with all we have because of who He is, I felt encouragement from the Holy Spirit building in my spirit and a yearning to play the drums well to worship God earnestly. I felt a resurgence of enjoyment and purpose in playing the drums too. I thank God for what He has enabled the Believer Music Team to do for His kingdom, and am looking forward to more accomplishments! Keep fighting the good fight!
Koh Ghee Kian
After about 6 months of drum lessons at Believer Music, I started playing the drums in my church’s worship band by applying the rhythms I learnt in class. Many thanks to my drum coach for guiding us patiently all the way since Primer class. I look forward to continue honing my drum skills to serve God and His people.
The group class provided me with an incredible experience! Despite my lack of knowledge in playing instruments, I was able to learn and read notes by the end of the course. The mentors were both patient and focused on incorporating faith into their teaching, which added to my enjoyment of the overall experience.
My coach is very attentive to my drumming. He corrects me promptly and makes sure I do it correctly. “Enjoy the drums, enjoy the song, follow the flow”, he always says. “Slowly don't rush. Get the muscle memory first, there you go! Very good!”
He is concerned that his students master the right techniques. He is also very patient in making sure I understand how to play correctly.
Peggy Lum Yen Ling
I’ve been in Basic and WD1 Classes with my coach. He is very attentive to my drumming and corrects me promptly and makes sure I do it correctly. “Enjoy the drums, enjoy the song, follow the flow”, he always says. “Slowly don't rush. Get the muscle memory first, there you go! Very good!”
He is concerned that his students master the right techniques, synchronising with the music flow. He is also very patient in making sure I understand how to play correctly.
Peggy Lum Yen Ling
I am so happy that I chose Believer Music for my drum program. I had the opportunity to learn the basic steps and am able to play some songs by the end of my first drum program.
I would like to thank my coach for being so patient and teaching me all the basics. He is always there to correct me and his style of teaching is amazing. He is a blessing to many people like me.
Thank you coach for being a good teacher. Look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you Believer Music!
Hi, I’m at the Primer level, and because I am completely new to drumming, I learnt much during the 11-week module. More importantly, the lesson is injected with careful, curated scriptural inspiration that I receive weekly through the coach, besides the printed materials.
This is a powerful way of bringing myself to God in the learning of worship drumming. I am still wrestling with the basics while enjoying it. I will want to pick it up again in July.
Finally, I would like to thank Believer Music for giving me a free module to start off this interest.
yip-teo Ai Leen
Back in 2017, there was a sudden need of drummers at the church I am serving. As I've always dreamt to be able to play the drums, I saw it as an opportunity to pick up this instrument. However, being in my late 30s, I wasn't sure if I would make it. So I decided to sign up for the XPTrial Program to see if I was really up for it. After the first lesson, I felt so liberated being able to play a simple rhythm! I could only wish I had learned drums earlier! Before I knew it, 1 year 8 months has passed and I completed my last lesson in AWDIV yesterday. It was a bittersweet moment bidding goodbye to my classmates and Coach, knowing we won't be seeing each other at the same time, the same place next week onwards. Nonetheless, with the friendship we have forged with one another, we know we will definitely meet up again.
Our coach was very dedicated in his teaching. He understood well the strengths and weaknesses of his students and was able to creatively adjust the lessons to cater to the needs of individuals. He was also inspiring and encouraging and because of that, I was able to step forward and start serving in my church's worship band as a drummer, even though I had barely started classes for the WDII module.
One thing that sets Believer Music apart from other music schools is the sharing sessions and the studying of God's Word at the end of each lesson. It played a big part in helping me seek the Lord deeper and in understanding my calling/given purpose in life.
Now that I am done with the Drums program, I'm looking at exploring other instruments. And I will not hesitate recommending Believer Music to anyone who wants to pick up an instrument and wanting to find a deeper meaning to life.
Chua Ying Loo Jessica
I nearly missed out on the Believer Drum Program for this term. Thank God I didn't!
To cut the long story short, I had actually signed up for Contemporary Drums Level 2 but couldn't get the timeslot I wanted. I searched for alternatives but still couldn't find something that worked for me. In the end, I was kind of resigned and was prepping myself mentally to give up learning for this term and get a refund instead. Thank God for a front counter staff, who asked if I wanted to try the Believer Drum Program for the Sunday 3.30pm slot. He convinced me by assuring that the techniques taught would be the same, just that the songs would be different. After some rearrangements done to my schedule, I was able to sign up for it. Yay!
I must admit I had some reservations in going for the Believer Drum Program at first, as my interest in playing drums did not stem from a desire to worship God through drumming. However, playing worship songs on the drums has a strong ministering effect. I did not expect the Believer Drum Program to actually ignite my interest in playing worship songs on the drums. During the course of my learning, I found myself wanting to worship God more and wanting to explore more Christian songs that I can play on the drums. I must say that through prolonged exposure to the songs, I have a greater appreciation of musicianship in a worship setting and it has also helped me in worshipping God in a deeper manner.
I love learning and playing all the new rhythms! It is so much fun and so exciting when you master a new beat. It's also fun when I am able to identify the same rhythm in other songs and apply them across each other. My drum instructor is very attentive as he teaches, giving personalised attention when you cannot grasp a new beat. He makes sure that everyone in class is able to play and always checks on each individual. His explanations and breakdown of the rhythms does make learning a lot easier.
I am already looking forward to the next term! :) Thank you, Believer Music!
I had little knowledge about different beats eg, half fast groove, as well as having a limited amount of fills. I would like to thank my Drum Coach for helping me to understand more about drums as well as learn more about God along the way. The term has been a good time of my life!
Who should sign up for this module? Am I eligible for signup?
You are eligible for this module if you have:
i) Successfully completed the WDII module
Ii) Played some basic drum beats and able to read drum notation OR
iii) Possess a firm rhythmic feel and consistent tempo *Should you have prior playing experience, use the Online Course Allocator to identify the module most suitable for you.
NOTE: Should Believer Music Coaches find any student mismatched in any particular module, we reserve the right to transfer the student to another class after the first session to optimize the learning experience.
How different is AWDI compared to Previous Levels?
AWDI focuses on gaining more independence in playing with Fills improvisation. In this module, you will be learning some useful Fills patterns and incorporate it in playing today's worship songs.
How will these 3 months benefit me as a drummer?
At the end of the module, you would have gained: i) Firm control and mastery of all exercises and rhythms taught in lower modules (RHYTHM Orientation)
ii) Better Rhythmic Feel and a more consistent tempo in playing worship songs
iii) Independence in incorporating Fills in a song
I nearly missed out on the Believer Drum Program for this term. Thank God I didn't!
To cut the long story short, I had actually signed up for Contemporary Drums Level 2 but couldn't get the timeslo...