The Beginner Level starts with learning how to hold the drum sticks. There are two ways to hold the sticks for different applications. The beginner will also learn three types of drum strokes or strikes and stick heights along with their applications within music. They will also begin to learn how to read music notation along with learning and understanding time signatures. This brings the student into learning drum rudiments. While learning the fundamentals previously mentioned, the student begins to work on basic limb interdependence by applying the fundamentals to a drum set. The beginner level is for establishing strong foundations for playing Concert Snare Drum, Rudimental Drumming, and Basic Drum Set playing.