Drums

Become a Better Drummer with Berklee

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

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.

OPERC-160
Level 1 Level 1
Undergraduate Course
Improve your overall coordination, touch, and dynamics, and gain a solid foundation in drum set performance and musicianship.
  • Credit: $1,497
  • Non-Credit: $1,497
OPERC-263
Level 2 Level 2
Undergraduate Course
Develop solid time and a Funk/R&B feel to your playing, exploring topics from triplet-based blues to gospel patterns, and everything in between.
  • Credit: $1,297
  • Non-Credit: $1,297
OPERC-261
Level 2 Level 2
Undergraduate Course
Learn to play a variety of rock drumming styles through the study of some of rock music’s most significant drummers.
  • Credit: $1,497
  • Non-Credit: $1,497
OPERC-324
Level 3 Level 3
Undergraduate Course
Strengthen your overall versatility as a drummer by learning the rich grooves and rhythmic concepts of Afro-Cuban music.
  • Credit: $1,497
  • Non-Credit: $1,497

Certificates

Gain the professional credentials and marketable skills you need to succeed in your specific area of the music industry. Certificates range from foundational-skill building to graduate-level. No application necessary.

Advanced Professional
8 Courses · 24 Credits
This customizable program allows you to earn an Advanced Professional Certificate in General Music Studies by choosing eight courses from any interest area.
Professional
3 Courses · 9 Credits
Advance your drumming in rock, funk, and R&B settings, starting with musicianship and technique, and concluding with advanced improvisation.
Professional
4 Courses · 12 Credits
This customizable program allows you to earn a Professional Certificate in General Music Studies by choosing four courses from any interest area.

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.

120 Credits
“Build your own” music major by selecting coursework from a number of disciplines that align with your personal career goals.
45 of 120 Credits
This major is geared specifically for new and entering students who are not yet ready to declare their major.

Get Access to Free Handbooks

Gain access to real course content from Berklee Online's 12-week, instructor-led online courses. From foundational concepts to advanced techniques, these free handbooks cover a variety of topics, all designed to provide you with marketable skills in music.

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