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Beginner
  • Beginner 10 Lessons 1 hr 17 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1750

Learn The Beginner Rock Beats

Val Sepulveda - Winner of the Hit Like a Girl Contest

You will be playing drums in ten minutes. If you have never played before this is where you start. You will learn 3 rock beats with fills. Val is joined by Chad Smith, Gregg Bissonette, Greg Garman and Don Lombardi, includes Play-Alongs.

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  • Artist Course
    $1750

    10 Lessons 1 hr 17 min

Beginner
  • Beginner 10 Lessons 2 hr 17 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1750

Basic Rock Drumming Chad's Way

Chad Smith - Drummer for The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Now you will learn how to play beginning rock beats with a great “feel.” This is one of the most important lessons you will ever learn. Chad plays these beats with fills, plus gives you tips on how he plays rim shots and the hi-hat. So whether you want to be a professional or just play for fun this course will set you in the right direction.

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  • Artist Course
    $1750

    10 Lessons 2 hr 17 min

Beginner
  • Beginner 8 Lessons 1 hr 40 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1750

Technique 1 - Basic Body Motion

Ralph Humphrey - Drum Chair for Los Angeles College of Music

Holding the sticks, wrist turns and the bounce stroke are the foundation for how fast and how comfortable you will play. These lessons are good to review no matter how long you have been playing. You will get the most out of every minute of your practice if you master these “Basic Body Motions.”

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  • Artist Course
    $1750

    8 Lessons 1 hr 40 min

Beginner
  • Beginner 16 Lessons 2 hr 11 min

  • Artist Course
  • $2900

Ready to Play

Al Velasquez - Drum Channel Faculty Artist/Benisé

Get ready to play along with records or in a band. After a few review lessons you will learn triplets, shuffles and rudiments on the set, and even some double bass. Al is one of the top teachers in Los Angeles. With this course you are on your way.

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  • Artist Course
    $2900

    16 Lessons 2 hr 11 min

Beginner
  • Beginner 8 Lessons 2 hr 16 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1750

Introduction to Jazz

Gregg Bissonette - Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band and Legendary Studio musician

If you’ve never played Jazz before, this series of drum lessons will teach you basic patterns and how to approach the drumset with a Jazz feel.

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  • Artist Course
    $1750

    8 Lessons 2 hr 16 min

Intermediate
  • Intermediate 41 Lessons 1 hr 59 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1995

Play Rudiments: Rudimental Crash Course

Adam Kuns - Drum Channel Faculty Artist and professional musician

This is your personal practice library of the 40 standard rudiments. The DC Practice Assist Metronome™ (pat. pend.) will keep track of your speed AND make you play faster. You will always know where you left off. It’s a fun way to learn your rudiments.

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  • Artist Course
    $1995

    41 Lessons 1 hr 59 min

Intermediate
  • Intermediate 11 Lessons 1 hr 46 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1750

Bass Drum Control

Colin Bailey - Vince Guaraldi and Author of "Bass Drum Control"

Colin Bailey's legendary book Bass Drum Control has sold over 50,000 copies. Now for the first time Colin explains his amazing technique on the critical principles of speed, control and endurance.

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  • Artist Course
    $1750

    11 Lessons 1 hr 46 min

Intermediate
  • Intermediate 10 Lessons 2 hr 46 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1750

Frontiers of Composition and Articulation

Neil Peart - RUSH

Neil Peart's Master Class equips you with creative concepts and applications to expand your musical vocabulary as he shares what he has learned in the areas of composition and articulation.

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  • Artist Course
    $1750

    10 Lessons 2 hr 46 min

Intermediate
  • Intermediate 34 Lessons 3 hr 35 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1400

Emergency Styles Toolkit Vol 1: The Essential Genres

Adam Kuns - Drum Channel Faculty Artist and professional musician

You will be ready to play anything as you become a better all-around drummer. You will learn the basic rhythm of rock, jazz, half-time, waltz, songo, cha cha, cascara, mambo, bossa nova, samba, James Brown funk, second line, and many more. 34 lessons in all. Volume 2 Coming Soon.

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  • Artist Course
    $1400

    34 Lessons 3 hr 35 min

Intermediate
  • Intermediate 7 Lessons 1 hr 58 min

  • Artist Course
  • $2900

Rhythm 1

Terry Bozzio - Frank Zappa and Modern Drummer Hall of Fame

Terry teaches basic permutations of triplet and sixteenth notes and how to use them in an ostinato. This Rhythm 1 class consists of 7 online drum lessons and is the 1st in the series entitled The Art of Drumming. 

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  • Artist Course
    $2900

    7 Lessons 1 hr 58 min

Intermediate
  • Intermediate 20 Lessons 4 hr 5 min

  • Artist Course
  • $2900

How to Read Music

Joe Porcaro - Legendary Educator

Learning to read music can be fun. If you are taking private lessons, the more you learn about reading on Drum Channel, the more time your teacher will have for you on the drumset. These lessons will give you some often used terms and get you thinking about the principles of music, along with starting to play what you read.

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  • Artist Course
    $2900

    20 Lessons 4 hr 5 min

Intermediate
  • Intermediate 11 Lessons 2 hr 11 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1995

Foot Technique

Mike Packer

At the completion of the DC Bass Drum Technique Series, students will have the knowledge and ability to play many commonly used bass drum rhythms and patterns accurately.

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  • Artist Course
    $1995

    11 Lessons 2 hr 11 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 9 Lessons 1 hr 30 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1750

Authentic Latin Rhythms On The Drumset

Alex Acuña - Weather Report and Legendary Studio musician

Winner of Modern Drummer's Reader Poll for five consecutive years as "Best Latin/Brazilian Percussionist" Alex is both a master and historian of Latin rhythms.

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  • Artist Course
    $1750

    9 Lessons 1 hr 30 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 10 Lessons 5 hr 17 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1995

Zigaboo: The Originator Of New Orleans Funky Drumming - 10 Lessons and Documentary in 4 parts

Zigaboo Modeliste

Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste was recognized with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and his recordings with The Meters are legendary. He breaks down, discusses and demonstrates the essence of his feel and his grooves that made the New Orleans second line funk drumming sound. Being funky is one of the biggest compliments a drummer can receive and Zig is the master. In addition, the documentary portion will be one of the most important lessons of your drumming career.

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  • Artist Course
    $1995

    10 Lessons 5 hr 17 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 9 Lessons 2 hr 14 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1995

Six-Way Independence

Marco Minnemann

Marco's master class is a series of eight lessons that will open your mind and body to new melodic adventures on the drum set. It will get you into Marco’s head, understanding what he practiced and how he developed his amazing technique.

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  • Artist Course
    $1995

    9 Lessons 2 hr 14 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 1 Lessons 2 hr 57 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1995

The Art of Jazz Rock Drumming - Documentary with Multiple Lessons

Danny Seraphine

Classic fills and grooves by the man who created them. As a founding member of the rock band "Chicago", Danny has pioneered the style of Jazz Rock Drumming. Danny takes you back to the city of Chicago where he and his band created history. Concert and training are both included in this amazing DVD. Danny toured the United States in November with this new DVD and his autobiography Street Player: My Chicago Story.

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  • Artist Course
    $1995

    2 hr 57 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 17 Lessons 1 hr 35 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1995

Matt Garstka - State of the Art

Matt Garstka

Matt Garstka is the drummer for Animals as Leaders and his new project Victoria with Joshua de la Victoria. In this course, Matt Garstka performs all 7 songs from Victoria's debut EP "Modern Value" and also does a breakdown for each song. This course also features an interview with Matt and Joshua, plus 2 bonus lessons.

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  • Artist Course
    $1995

    17 Lessons 1 hr 35 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 11 Lessons 2 hr 2 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1995

Hands - Feet - Mind - Soul

Stephen Perkins

Stephen breaks down 11 classic Jane's Addiction songs, and gives students a full analysis of each song. the goal of this Artist Course is to add new beats to your drumming vocabulary. Stephen will show you how he plays his classic drum parts, explain why he chose to play them, and how they set the foundation for the song. That knowledge is often what defines good drummers from great drummers.

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  • Artist Course
    $1995

    11 Lessons 2 hr 2 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 12 Lessons 2 hr 50 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1995

Rhythm 3

Terry Bozzio

In Rhythm 3, Terry goes through the different mixed sticking permutations in both the triple and duple realm. He demonstrates the stickings in six different ways: hands only, feet only, right side, left side, and then crossing with right hand/left foot and left hand/right foot.

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  • Artist Course
    $1995

    12 Lessons 2 hr 50 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 7 Lessons 2 hr 8 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1995

Rhythm 2

Terry Bozzio

Hearing Terry play these basic ostinato patterns on a pad, then a 5-piece kit, then a monster kit, brings home the message that it’s not the size of the drumset you play that makes you a musical drummer, it’s the approach you take to whatever size drumset you have. Terry begins these patterns slowly and then builds speed, just as you will have to do. When you finish Rhythm 2, you will have a clear idea of the concept of ostinatos and there’s no better way to learn than from the master himself. Watch the preview and see full list of lessons below.

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  • Artist Course
    $1995

    7 Lessons 2 hr 8 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 15 Lessons 2 hr 21 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1995

Rudiments on Congas

Alex Acuña

This course will break down and demonstrate some basic common conga patterns to you as well as show you how to use your drum set rudiments on the Congas.  Alex will show you the eight basic tones you should strive to master on the congas, and also demonstrate 15 rudiments and how they can be applied to Congas.

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  • Artist Course
    $1995

    15 Lessons 2 hr 21 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 2 Lessons 3 hr 44 min

  • Artist Course
  • $1995

Yesterday * Today * Tomorrow - Multiple Lessons

Gregg Bissonette

Gregg is equally at home when he is on tour playing with "Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band" as he is in the studio recording with the top artists of today. In this 2 disc set, Gregg brings together two of his best educational videos, Private lesson and Playing, Reading and Soloing with a Band where you will learn how to write and read a drum chart so you can get the gig.

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  • Artist Course
    $1995

    3 hr 44 min

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Another great way to learn.

Watch over 400 shows, where great drummers host, hang out, and play with other great drummers.

ART OF DRUMMING: TERRY BOZZIO

Terry's in-depth interviews explore how his guests create their art.

Guests include Clayton Cameron, Marco Iannetta, Jimmy Chamberlin, Stanton Moore, Mike Clark, Airto, and more, plus amazing performances following their discussions.

THE CHAD SMITH SHOW

Anything goes with Chad! Bands, special guests, crazy fun.

From backstage at a Chili Peppers concert to guests including Charlie Watts, Abe Laboriel Jr., Cindy Blackman, Hal Blaine, Gregg Bissonette, Stephen Perkins, Kenny Aronoff, Taylor Hawkins, James Gadson, Brooks Wackerman, and more!

DC LIVE

Guest hosts interview and jam with special guests + live chat.

Alex Acuna, Alex Gonzalez, Chad Wackerman, Curt Bisquera, Tony Royster Jr., JR Robinson, Danny Seraphine, Gil Sharone, Jim Keltner, Neil Peart, Thomas Lang, Thomas Pridgen and many more.

ROUNDTABLES & INTERVIEWS

Get to know your favorite drummers as they discuss their careers and share life-changing stories.

Artists include Jim Keltner, Neil Peart, Doane Perry, Chris Coleman, Gergo Borlai, Peter Erskine, Hannah Welton, Curt Bisquera, Fred Gruber, Louie Bellson, and many more

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