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Drum Lessons For Absolute Beginners
5.0( 1 REVIEWS )
2h 13m

This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of playing drums, the drum starters toolkit, music theory, how to play the drums in a group setting, and how to play drum fills and patterns.

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2h 13m



Multi-instrumentalist Todd Porter has been teaching music on several instruments for the past 15 years.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • This course is designed for complete beginners. You don’t need any prior experience with the drums or music to get started.

What you’ll learn: 

  • Learn the basics of how music works with fun, easy-to-understand animated videos  
  • Use a proven system to take all the guesswork out of what to practice  
  • Gain the confidence to play your drums with others  
  • Enjoy learning at a pace that is right for you  


  • You will need a drum kit to play

This is the perfect place to start for beginner drummers! Take all the guesswork out of how and what to practice. This program comes with specially designed practice videos for each lesson.  Learn to play the drums quickly and easily using the music coach learning system.  

Start playing and creating music to express your musical self.  You will learn everything you need to know about the drums, from how to put it together and make your first sound, to how to play the drums in a band! This course also focuses on how to express yourself through music by teaching beginner improvisation  or soloing. The goal of the course is for you to fully express who you are through the instrument.  

Content and Overview  

I designed this program to help you begin your musical journey on the drums in the most efficient and fun way. This program is suitable for anyone who has a desire to play and has a working drum kit. There are over 2.5 hours of video lessons and practice videos.   

The layout of the course uses a simple format:  

  • 1 lesson video that explains a new concept/technique,
  • 1 practice video that has voice overs and graphics to help you play along with the teacher on the screen in real time

There are twelve sets of lessons and practice videos that help you learn melody, rhythm, harmony, and improvising. This program also contains a “Jam Room” with a virtual band that you can play along with at different speeds. As an added bonus there are also five music theory made easy animated videos that explain the basic building blocks of music.  

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have the confidence to play the drums both on your own and with others in different musical situations.  

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn more about playing drums.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Welcome To The Program
How To Use The Music Coach Program 00:00:00
The Four Essential Elements Of Music 00:00:00
Drums Starters Toolkit 00:00:00
Music Theory: Notes And The Musical Alphabet 00:00:00
Music Theory Made Easy: Melody 00:00:00
Music Theory Made Easy: Rhythm 00:00:00
Music Theory Made Easy: Harmony And Chords 00:00:00
Section 2 - Learn How To Hold Your Sticks And Where To Place Your Feet
Week 1: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 1: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 3 - Learn How To Use Your Feet On The Drum Kit
Week 2: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 2: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 4 - Learn Your First Rock Drum Pattern
Week 3: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 3: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 5 - Learn Your First Drum Fill
Week 4: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 4: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 6 - Learn To Play The Rock Pattern In The Open Position
Week 5: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 5: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 7 - Learn Your First Kick Drum Variation
Week 6: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 6: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 8 - Learn How To Change From Eight To Quarter Notes
Week 7: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 7: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 9 - Learn How To Move Quarter And Eight Notes Around The Drum Kit
Week 8: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 8: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 10 - Learn How To Play A Second Drum Fill
Week 9: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 9: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 11 - Learn How To Place Your Drum Fills In The Correct Place In The Arrangement
Week 10: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 10: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 12 - Learn How To Play The Stop That Connects To Two Different Sections Of The Song
Week 11: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 11: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 13 - Learn How To Put All The Parts Together And Play The Whole Song
Week 12: Lesson Video 00:00:00
Week 12: Practice Video 00:00:00
Section 14 - Jam Room
Jam Room Slow 60bpm 00:00:00
Jam Room Medium 80bpm 00:00:00
Jam Room Fast 100bpm 00:00:00

Course Review


1 Ratings
  1. Anonymous
    Françoise Del Socorro October 25, 2021 at 13:40 PM

    At the end, got it at my level !!!


    Hello, I’m a 40y/o total beginner, a little doing things upside down, playing with groups to learn music and to advance more than music course. Even if I don’t have a drum at home, I imitate in front of computer, and in music class, I got to the same level as here, because I practice. In real music course it’s not possible to reach a goal as you need to play again and again to understand it, and no one have a 2h a week course, except me: 30 min official course, 1h30 me alone training for group play. I finally understood how to use those sticks for group course, so they stopped shouting that I don’t know at all and started saying that I play very well. I’ll have to practice more as it’s not in a course but you need lots of energy to get to the end, aim is more then 3 songs, it’s oldies 1960-1970, and just 4 notes in a loop each, so it’s reachable, but to be able to do them, had to add in my mind many experiences, your music course, plus my music course, plus what I hear the other 2 professors doing in group (still at feet hear, but will improve it, I need experience). Although my memory is not good at my age, I did reach my first aim, become playable and wanted. Thanks to my 4 professors !!! Françoise, from France !