Berklee (finally) launches online drum courses

Drums ar last for Berklee online courses. Startin from next term (april 4) we can enroll and study online also drums: the last main instrument that online courses @ Berklee missed. As Skip Hadden announced on september

Students have been asking us for online drum courses for a while now [we@karmadrums also asked a lot ;-)] and we’re proud to unveil the products of years of development in this area.

Four classes are ready to start, with great teachers:

The first course is Drum Set Fundamentals. Authored and taught by Yoron Israel, Assistant Chair of Berklee’s Percussion Department, this course is all about helping students build a rock-solid foundation in drum set performance and musicianship. Through the study of technique, coordination, reading snare drum, interpreting drum charts, and studying repertoire, students will improve their overall coordination, touch, and dynamics on the drums. It’s a great staring point for someone looking to improve their drum skills!

The second course is Rock Drums, with Rod Morgenstein. Rod is a Professor of Percussion at Berklee, as well as a member of the Dixie Dregs and Winger, and he brings over thirty years of real-life recording and performing experience with him to the online classroom. Rock Drums is a hands-on, performance-based course full of top tier musical examples and playing opportunities that will teach you the time-tested techniques behind playing a variety of rock drumming styles. The course explores the influence of the 60s drumming icons (Ringo Starr, Mitch Mitchell, Ginger Baker, John Bonham, Charlie Watts, and Keith Moon) who laid the groundwork for the major rock acts that followed. The course features musical drumming examples from over 100 artists including The Beatles, AC/DC, Green Day, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Rolling Stones, Rush, Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kiss, Radiohead, Judas Priest, Dream Theater, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, The Police, Opeth, and more.

Two more classes, Funk/R&B Drums and Afro-Cuban Drums, will be launching next week.

All of these new drum courses begin on April 4th. Please let us know if you’d like to learn more about studying drums online, or if you have any questions about Berkleemusic. We can be reached at 617.747.2146, or via email at


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