There is no age limit for our course. Under Download you will find our “Basic PDF,” with exercises ranging from basic training to styles like swing-independence. This PDF will help you prepare for the entrance exam and shows our expectations for the professional level.
You can make an appointment for an entrance exam for the next drum trainer professional training course anytime via the Drumtrainer office in Berlin. The entrance exam is free. If you are interested in the course, book up for a test which helps us measure your skill and gives us an idea of your goals. Alternatively, send a link or a data with a representative example of your drumming as a video. Your playing should be to be clearly visible and audible on the sample.
Our goal is to improve each student’s skill-set, taking into account their individuality. Our students will be fully trained as professional drummers who are knowledgeable about the music market. They will be versatile musicians, adept at studio sessions, as well performing live and teaching. The professional training is divided between group and individual classes.
Depending on the nationalities per class, lessons will be taught in either German or English.
Click here (Trainer Section) for an overview of the Drumtrainer teaching team.
The classes are internally divided into 4 phases, each with 8 weeks of classes including one internal assessment week every 8 to 16 weeks. There will be 2 weeks of final exam preparation at the end of the course, making a total of 34 weeks. The second and fourth phases end with a live performing test in the Drumtrainer Berlin studios or an external public venue in Berlin.
The price for the 12-month and 24-month professional training is: 5,540.00 EUR (EU citizens) / ca. 6.040,00 EUR (non-EU citizens)
When vacant there may be opportunities to book the Drumtrainer Berlin rooms for personal practice. Please ask us, if you are interested and we are happy to support you. Additionally, we help students acquire low-cost practice rooms, ie. students pay monthly between €50 -150 for a rehearsal room. Practice rooms can also be rented by the hour, for example, with Noisy Rooms. We also recommend students purchase E-Drums for practice purposes. Please consult our Drumtrainer map to locate rehearsal rooms.
Drumtrainer Berlin is located in Berlin’s multicultural Kreuzberg 61 district. Take a look at our Drumtrainer map:
Legende: red = good, cheap food blue = musical equipment, record shop green = clothing yellow = spiritual purple = clubs & bars black = live music white = Drumtrainer grey = rehearsal studios brown = accommodation
Looking for short-term accommodation: You can find cheap hotels and accommodation on the Drumtrainer map. Looking for long-term accommodation: Shared apartments can be found on the website http://www.wg-gesucht.de/. We can also support you in your search for a flat, using our Drumtrainer Family network.
Countries of origin: Argentina / Austria / Brazil / Chile / Croatia / England / Finland / France /Germany / Italy / Lebanon / Lithuania / Slovenia / Sweden / Switzerland / Turkey / USA / Venezuela
Of course there is a lot of drum training material available for free online – and some of it is even good quality. But it takes a lot of of time to search through this mass of films and tutorials online to find the right ones for you. And can you believe everything you are taught online? The question is: Do you want to spend your time clicking around the net or learning the drums? Are the contents of the films you watch from professionals who can also teach? Are the lessons legally put online? Drumtrainer.online can answer a loud yes to these questions. Our courses are clearly structured and concentrate on the essential basics and our trainers are all experienced professional drummers who have extensive teaching experience. The videos have been filmed in high-quality and created exclusively for drumtrainer.online. Only short clips, if anything, can be found on YouTube. The planning and production of these ilms is costly, without taking into account the many years that professional drummers invest in taking their music to the top level. We urge to take into account that by paying the membership fee or the price of individual courses you are also enabling us to continue to create high-quality teaching material in the future.
Members can watch the videos for the entire duration of their membership. If you buy a video without membership, your access will be removed after one year.
Any current computer, tablet or smart phone.
No. Our films can only be streamed online to avoid them being spread without our agreement.
As a member, you can watch the courses an unlimited amount of times. The same applies to people buying individual courses, who can watch as often as they like for the duration of the stated right to access the course.
Within our membership you can watch the courses an unlimited amount of times.
As Drumtrainer is based in Berlin, Germany, courses are offered in German as well as in English.
I’m just starting out and want to just book a beginners course. Do I need to buy the years‘ membership?
A beginner's course (in German) by drumtrainer Dirk Erchinger can be purchased individually on Udemy. However, for a small extra cost, students can access many courses and drumming material, which can also be interesting and inspiring for beginners.
Our courses can be securely paid for via Paypal, SEPA or by using a credit card. Afterwards, drummers get immediate access to the courses.
No. There’s no video or online course which can replace the personal face-to-face contact with a good teacher. We want to encourage our drummers to find a teacher in their home area, so they can give direct feedback and tips as well as motivate and inspire. Online courses are a great thing but they don’t replace a teacher. We also offer a combination of our online offering with drum lessons on site in Berlin or via Skype.