DC Academy

Welcome to the Drum Channel Online Academy.

Let’s get started.

This proven curriculum covers everything you need to know. There are 10 Courses, with over 250 Lessons and 60 Playalongs that are divided into 4 levels of difficulty.
They are guaranteed to give you results.

51 Lessons | 12 Playalongs

Whether you need a refresher course or are new to the drums, a proper foundation is essential.
This level will develop your technique, reading, grooves and vocabulary.

Learn:

74 Lessons | 18 Playalongs

You will be building on material from Level 100. As you progress you can take advantage of other courses in the Academy and perfect lessons from our Courses and Masterclasses.

Learn:

79 Lessons | 18 Playalongs

You will take your playing to the next level as you develop your vocabulary and exercises for proper hand and body motions.
You will also be learning bass drum and hi-hat ostinatos.

Learn:

47 Lessons | 12 Playalongs

Playing drums is a never-ending learning experience. This is a deep dive to fine tune all your skills, plus introduce you to more new ideas. You will be ready to learn from every DC lesson and nail it.

Learn:

GROW WITH THE
DRUM CHANNEL FACULTY

We are proud to present courses by our legendary DC Faculty. You will learn what made them today’s most respected drummers and educators.

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fundamentals
of drumming

Chad Wackerman’s
DRUM ROOM

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rudiments on
the drum set

Thomas Lang’s
DRUM UNIVERSE

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grooves,
beats & fills

Gregg Bissonette’s
DRUM SCHOOL

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LEARN HOW TO
PLAY MUSICIALLY

Terry Bozzio’s
ART OF DRUMMING

QUICK GUIDE TO GET STARTED

If you have never played before or want to get back into it, here are four courses that will jumpstart you and take your playing to the next level.

10 Topics

Basic Rock Drumming Chad’s Way

Teacher:
Chad Smith
Level:
Beginner
10 Topics

Learn the Beginner Rock Beats

Teacher:
Val Sepulveda
Level:
Beginner
10 Topics

Learn To Play For Fun

Teacher:
Al Velasquez
Level:
Beginner
5 Topics

Elise Breaks Down Songwriting & Drumming

Teacher:
Elise Trouw
Level:
Beginner

GO ON A T.R.I.P.

Every drummer works in four areas when they practice, Technique, Reading, Independence, and Playing. If you want to focus on one specific area we have organized them for you.