Drums

Become a Better Drummer with Berklee

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

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Masterclasses Are Here!

Learn from Berklee’s acclaimed instructors over the course of one live session for only $99.

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.

  • Next semester starts January 9, 2023
  • 12 Weeks
  • 5-10 Hours Per Week
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: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
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: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
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: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265
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: $1,515
  • Non-Credit: $1,265

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.

  • Next semester starts January 9, 2023
  • 3-18 Months
  • 5-10 Hours Per Week
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.

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.

  • Apply for January 9, 2023 semester start
    • Get a decision within 2 weeks
  • Master's Degree: 1-3 Years
    Bachelor's Degree: 2-4 Years
  • 5-10 Hours Per Week
36 Credits
Expand your knowledge and skills in four areas critical to advancing a career in the music industry: music business, music production and technology, songwriting, and film scoring.
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.

New! Masterclasses

With Berklee Online’s new Masterclasses, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from Berklee's acclaimed instructors over the course of one live session for only $99.

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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