Prepare for Berklee

Get ahead of the pack by studying with Berklee's renowned faculty from anywhere in the world.

Berkleemusic's award-winning online preparatory courses are the perfect way to build a strong musical foundation and understand the techniques and technologies that are crucial to your success at Berklee and as an independent musician.

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“Taking online courses with Berklee not only helped me to grow as a musician, but also prepared me for Berklee's undergraduate program. The instructors I was working with online are the same that teach at the physical school.”
Arooj Aftab Berkleemusic Student
Berklee Class of 2010
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How Does It Work?

Our dynamic learning environment is designed to stimulate ongoing dialogue between you, your classmates, and your instructor. We incorporate the best possible online educational tools — weekly real-time audio/visual chats, discussion boards, interactive activities and quizzes, and personalized feedback from your instructor — to perfectly prepare you for Berklee’s undergraduate program.

Our Faculty are Award-Winning

Pat Pattison

Pat Pattison is an author, clinician and Berklee Professor of Lyric Writing and Poetry whose students have composed for major artists and written number one songs. At Berklee, he developed the curriculum for the only songwriting major in the country. Learn More

Rick Peckham

Rick Peckham is an internationally known jazz guitarist, clinician, composer, and writer. Currently Assistant Chair of the Berklee College of Music Guitar department, Peckham has been a faculty member since 1986. Learn More

Matt Marvuglio

Matt Marvuglio is Dean of the Performance Division at Berklee College. He is the curriculum editor and composer for the Berklee Practice Method series, and has written and hosted Berklee's When Music Works DVD Series. Learn More

Our Students are Rock Stars


Since the release of the gold-selling third album, Love on the Inside, it's been an intense and amazing experience for Sugarland touring band members (and Berkleemusic online students) Brandon Bush, Annie Clements, and Thad Beaty. Watch Video

Mark Costa

Arranger and bass player for Australian Idol and Berkleemusic online student shares his experiences working on one of Australia's biggest hit shows. Watch Video


Southern California quintet Saosin are one of the fastest-growing headliners in rock earning main stage slots on the Vans Warped Tour, touring with heavyweights like Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, and Taking Back Sunday, and building an ocean of fans. Watch Video