My thoughts on the design:
I have selected 3 preferred logo types in the brief. I think I am leaning more towards the abstract type logo. Please use your judgement and expertise in this area. The business is not established so I don't know if the logo should be totally abstract and have nothing that resembles drumming, again your expertise needed. I don't really like the idea of just a picture of a drum alongside the business name. I like the idea of the logo being versatile enough to stand alongside the name of the business as well as on its own once its established its own identity. In general I like clean and simple designs.
This logo will hopefully be the start to a suite of branding which I hope develop over the next 20- 30 years. For example, The logo should be versatile enough to be primarily used on a website and business card ie. printing. It can incorporated into actual name of the business and please feel free to experiment with this, however, this is not a requirement so don't feel this has to be a standalone logo but I think it may be more flexible to re-use if it can standalone. I am a web applications developer so I hope to use this logo in the design of a website that I plan to develop.
1. If you do decide to incorporate the drumming slogan please would it be possible to supply the logo without one at the end in addition to the finished product.
2. The logo does not have to resemble drumming in anyway but it should establish a strong bond to the business in some manner or form.
3. As far as colour goes, you can decide as long as it is appealing and and has an aesthetic quality and pulls the viewer in.
2 colour schemes that may have meaning: please use your expertise and judgement, whatever you think may work.
a. red, yellow, blue (variations of) primary colours are like the building blocks and thought this was quite relevant to learning an instrument from scratch.
b. red,yellow,blue,green = South African flag colours as I am proudly South African.
The logo should be professional, but not corporate looking.
Some links to drumming sites: