This drum method book can be used for private instruction as well as group lessons. Private teachers will find that this method is comprehensive and practical. Elementary band directors can correlate most of the material with any elementary band series. The exercises, summaries, and rhythm studies will develop stick control, coordination, rhythm reading ability, and confidence. The material will enable the percussion section to develop musicianship and provide musical accompaniment for the entire band. Every lesson builds on those that came before giving students a chance to practice what they have learned and reinforcing skills that will be used over and over. Private teachers and elementary band directors will find that this method assures a higher standard of musicianship for drummers.