Learning How to Drum: The Basics! | Skillshare Projects

Bennett Huffman

Student, Musician, Creative



Learning How to Drum: The Basics!

So you want to learn drumming? Great! I've been drumming for about 7 years, and it's helped me grow in my understanding of music theory, how to relate to others, entertain others, and have a blast in the process! I'm truly honored to have you take part in this course, and you'll be well on your way in no time.

Class Description

Welcome to the course!

In this course you'll learn everything you need to know to start your journey as a drummer! Even if you're a complete beginner, you'll get to learn counting and subdivisions, time signatures, different grips, how to set up a drum kit, terminology, accessories, and much more. The lessons in this course are designed to get you up and running so you can learn drumming efficiently and set you off on the right foot. It doesn't matter if you've never even touched drumsticks in your life! By the end of this course, you'll be well on your way to becoming a successful drummer.

I'm excited for you to start learning the art of drumming, and I look forward to working with you inside the course! Enjoy!


Have you ever heard a song come on the radio and wish you knew how to play drums for it? By the end of the course, you'll have the ability to learn and play some of your favorite songs with confidence. The goal is so you will at least be able to start learning the process of playing to tracks and improve well enough to achieve those hard ones in the near future. 


You don't have to upload your first video, but it's recommended you still record yourself throughout the course to see improvements (and to impress yourself in few months). When you complete the worksheets and record yourself later, you'll be amazed at the improvements and have far more confidence, skill and knowledge than when you first started! Here's what you can expect to accomplish:

  • Be able to play a variety of snare drum rudiments
  • Set up and take care of a drum set
  • Learn and plays basic songs!


We will go over the requirements in the first few lessons, covering types of drum kits, pads, and accessories necessary. Don't worry if it may initiallly seem expensive. You can get started for close to nothing.


Coming soon!

Milestone #3:

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