Drum Channel – Online Drum Lessons

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Elevate your drumming skills with the best drumming education and entertainment in the world.

LEARN WITH THE BEST

Elevate your drumming skills with the best drumming education and entertainment in the world.

ACADEMY. ENTERTAINMENT. DRUMS!

Created by Don Lombardi, the founder of DW Drums, Drum Channel is the ultimate drummer’s resource for education and entertainment. DC ACADEMY has proven teaching methods from legendary instructors, guaranteed to take your playing to the next level whether you are a beginner or an aspiring pro.  DC ENTERTAINMENT has over 400 original shows to motivate and inspire you, with lots of laughs along the way.

  • New Playalongs Weekly
  • Daily “Challenge” Lessons
  • Step-by-Step Progress
  • Get Faster™ Patented Metronome
  • The Drum Channel Method
  • Teacher Support
  • Live Shows
  • Exclusive Podcasts

DRUMCHANNEL MEMBERSHIP FEATURES

Your membership includes:

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Original Playalongs
Our library features original classic recordings and educational tracks across all genres, including hot and drumless tracks complete with charts. Enjoy new playalongs and lessons added weekly. Have fun and learn as you adjust the tempo and immerse yourself to feel like you are the drummer in the band.
START PLAYING
Drum Channel Entertainment
With over 400 hours of original live shows and exclusive podcasts, Drum Channel is a great place to kick back, relax and enjoy your favorite drummers. Original series include The Chad Smith Show, The Terry Bozzio Show, Concerts, Historical Legends, Documentaries, Roundtables, and Drum Jams.
START WATCHING
Drum Channel Method
The DC Method progresses you from beginner to pro, covering Technique, Independence, Reading, and Playing. This curriculum, taught by renowned educator Mike Packer and used in colleges for over 30 years, includes over 250 lessons across 10 courses and 60 playalongs. Now available as part of your subscription.
START LEARNING
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Micro-Courses and Master Classes
Choose a subject to get better at, and our lessons from top artists will show you exactly what you want. You can select by artist, skill level, or topic and learn secrets from the world's best drummers. There are new courses monthly and if something’s missing, tell us, and we will do our best to add it for you.
START EXPLORING
The Murray Spivak Method
Focus on your Technique with this 33-lesson course, where legendary artist and educator Chad Wackerman reveals secrets learned from Murray, whose students include notable drummers like Brooks and John Wackerman, David Garibaldi, Vinnie Colaiuta, Louie Bellson, and others.
IMPROVE TECHNIQUE
Daily Challenges
Elevate your drumming with Drum Channel's Daily Challenges including short Lessons or new Playalongs that you will find in your dashboard to enhance skills. Designed for consistent improvement, these challenges offer bite-sized opportunities to hone your craft.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF
Vocabulary
Greg Bissonnette, winner of Modern Drummer’s “Best All-Around Drummer,” teaches must-learn genres in his Vocabulary course and Classic Beats and Fills course. Perfect for playing with a band or just having fun at home. Join DC and search for Gregg to access all his lessons and interviews.
LEARN ALL STYLES
Get Faster™ Metronome and Rudiments
Maximize efficiency with the Practice Assist Metronome™. Condensing 40 rudiments into 15-minute sessions, it accelerates progress by increasing tempo every 5 minutes. Elevate speed and precision with structured practice that makes you get faster.
GET FASTER

WHAT MEMBERS ARE SAYING

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Chad, Thomas, Gregg and Terry will help you improve specific areas of your playing. You will get faster, master the rudiments, add to your vocabulary, and learn the secrets of their success!

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Chad Wackerman
fundamentals
of drumming

Frank Zappa, James Taylor,
and Alan Holdsworth

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Thomas Lang
rudiments on
the drum set

Modern Drummer’s Clinician
of the Year for 10 years

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Gregg Bissonette
Grooves, Beats,
Fills

Winner Best All Around Drummer
Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band

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Terry Bozzio
LEARN HOW TO
PLAY MUSICIALLY

Inducted into Modern Drummer’s
Hall of Fame

THE DRUM CHANNEL METHOD

This proven curriculum has been taught by Mike Packer for 30 years in colleges and universities, including Musician’s Institute and Los Angeles Academy of Music. Mike will guide you through these lessons from beginning to advanced, just as he has his students.

Drum Channel Method. Customized Drum Lesson Plans. Includes beginning to advanced drum lesson material. For students, teachers, and hobbyists.

There are 10 Courses with over 250 Lessons and 60 Playalongs that are divided into 4 levels of difficulty. They cover technique, independence, vocabulary, rudiments, reading, and performance.

ORIGINAL PLAYALONGS

Play along to these classic original recordings, plus over 100 playalongs with live musicians! Choose from drums hot, drumless tracks or video. You can adjust the tempo, with drum charts to play along to.

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COME TOGETHER
The Beatles

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THRILLER
Michael Jackson

Playalong - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magic

GIVE IT AWAY
Red Hot Chili Peppers

YELLOW
Coldplay

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ROSANNA
Toto

AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN
Marvin Gaye

DC QUICK START!

Learn to play your first rock beat in 10 minutes with Val Sepulveda and Chad Smith, with or without a drum set. If you’ve never played before, these two courses will get you started. It’s fun and easy!

10 Topics

Learn the Beginner Rock Beats

Teacher:
Val Sepulveda
Level:
Beginner
11 Topics

Basic Rock Drumming Chad’s Way

Teacher:
Chad Smith
Level:
Beginner

THE ULTIMATE IN DRUM ENTERTAINMENT

With over 400 hours of original content, Drum Channel Entertainment is a great place to kick back, relax and enjoy your favorite drummers hanging out with other great drummers. Original series include The Chad Smith Show, The Terry Bozzio Show, Concerts, Historical Legends, Documentaries, Roundtables, and Drum Jams.

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WHAT ARTISTS ARE SAYING

SIGN UP FOR DRUM CHANNEL NOW FOR YOUR FREE 3-MONTH ROLAND CLOUD MEMBERSHIP!

We’re thrilled to present an exclusive collaboration with Roland Cloud! Dive into your rhythmic journey with a complimentary 3-month Ultimate membership.

DISCOVER THE WEALTH OF INFORMATION THAT AWAITS YOU

They’ve recorded the most legendary songs and albums, won hundreds of GRAMMY’s and performed on the world’s biggest stages. And now they’re here to share what they’ve learned with you.

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Metric Modulation

Virgil Donati
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Speed & Endurance

Thomas Pridgen
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Beginning Rock

Chad Smith
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Creative Drumming

Matt Garstka
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Gigging Advice

Tony Royster Jr.
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Perfect Time Keeping

JR Robinson
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Composition

Neil Peart
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Interviews

Mick Fleetwood
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Groove Breakdowns

Jess Bowen
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Musical Advice

Stewart Copeland
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Concert & Performance

Sheila E.
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Interview

Charlie Watts
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Conversation & Jam

Nandi Bushell
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Interview

Jay Weinberg
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Live Stream

Trevor Lawrence Jr.
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Speed & Endurance

Thomas Pridgen
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Improvisation & Jamming

JP Bouvet
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Interview

David Garibaldi
...and many more!

DISCOVER THE WEALTH OF INFORMATION THAT AWAITS YOU

They’ve recorded the most legendary songs and albums, won hundreds of GRAMMY’s and performed on the world’s biggest stages. And now they’re here to share what they’ve learned with you.

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Metric Modulation

Virgil Donati
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Speed & Endurance

Thomas Pridgen
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Beginning Rock

Chad Smith
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Creative Drumming

Matt Garstka
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Gigging Advice

Tony Royster Jr.
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Perfect Time Keeping

JR Robinson
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Composition

Neil Peart
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Interviews

Mick Fleetwood
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Groove Breakdowns

Jess Bowen
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Musical Advice

Stewart Copeland
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Concert & Performance

Sheila E.
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Interview

Charlie Watts
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Creative Chops

Aaron Spears
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First Drum Lesson

Val Sepulveda
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Cajon/Percussion

Mona Tavakoli
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Concert & Interview

Abe Laboriel Jr.
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Jazz Rock Drumming

Danny Seraphine
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Rock Grooves

Stephen Perkins
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Soloing & Improvising

Blaque Dynamite
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Vocabulary & Styles

Gregg Bissonette
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Advanced Independence

Marco Minnemann
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Interview

BILLY COBHAM
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Playing Songs

Taylor Hawkins
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Prog Drumming

Mike Portnoy
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Applying Latin Rhythms

Alex Acuña
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Independence & Rudiments

Thomas Lang
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Shuffles & Funk Studies

Rick Latham
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Pocket Playing

Eric Moore
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Musicianship

Terry Bozzio
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New Orleans Funk

Zigaboo Modeliste
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Hand Percussion

Giovanni Hidalgo
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Being Prepared

Queen Cora
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Home Studio Recording

Jake Reed
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Polyrhythms

Camille Bigeault
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Inspiration

Dennis Chambers
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Brazilian Rhythms

Ramon Montagner
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Writing Music

Elise Trouw
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Recording & Styles

Wiktoria Bialic
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Hand Technique & Rudiments

Chad Wackerman
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Latin Rock Drumming

Alex González
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Percussion on Drum Set

Walfredo Reyes Jr.
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Jazz Comping & Vocabulary

Mike Clark
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Conversation & Jam

Nandi Bushell
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Interview

Jay Weinberg
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Live Stream

Trevor Lawrence Jr.
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Songwriting & Production

Kaz Rodriguez
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Improvisation & Jamming

JP Bouvet
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Interview

David Garibaldi
...and many more!

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