Drums

Become a Better Drummer with Berklee

Improve your coordination, dynamics, and musicianship in a variety of styles, including, rock, afro-cuban, and funk.


12-Week Courses

Courses are best for students who are looking to meet a specific need, or simply want to get started with Berklee Online. No application necessary.


Rock Drums

Learn to play a variety of rock drumming styles through the study of some of rock music's most significant drummers.

Drum Set Fundamentals

Improve your overall coordination, touch, and dynamics, and gain a solid foundation in drum set performance and musicianship.

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Funk/R&B Drums

Learn to play songs and improvise rhythms in the style of funk and R&B.

Afro-Cuban Drums

Strengthen your overall versatility as a drummer by learning the rich grooves and rhythmic concepts of Afro-Cuban music.

Multi-Course Certificates

Certificate programs are 3-18 months in duration and are designed for students who want to gain a deeper proficiency in a chosen area. No application necessary.

Programs marked with " Degree Path Certificate" allow you to earn credits that transfer directly into the online Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program. Upon successful completion of a degree path certificate, you'll be awarded provisional acceptance into the certificate's correlating degree major. Learn More About Degree Path Certificates


Professional Certificates (4-6 Courses)

General Music Studies

Recognizing that one size does not fit all, Berklee Online offers this flexible program to help ensure that you receive the exact training and experience that will best help you meet your music career goals. Our admissions advisors can also help pinpoint the courses that are most aligned with your learning needs.

15 Credits

Specialist Certificates (3 Courses)

Drums

Become a more effective and expressive drummer by learning the percussive fundamentals of Rock, Funk, and R&B.

9 Credits
General Music Studies

Recognizing that one size does not fit all, Berklee Online offers this flexible program to help ensure that you receive the exact training and experience that will best help you meet your music career goals. Our admissions advisors can also help pinpoint the courses that are most aligned with your learning needs.

9 Credits

Degree Programs

Degree programs are the most affordable and flexible option for earning your music degree from Berklee College of Music. They are the best option for students who want a music education degree and the full Berklee experience.


Interdisciplinary Music Studies (Create Your Own Major)

“Build your own” music major by selecting coursework from a number of disciplines that align with your personal career goals.

Undeclared Option

This major is geared specifically for new and entering students who are not yet ready to declare their major.

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