Based in the heart of Europe’s cultural hub, Drumtrainer is THE temple to the art of drumming. Drumtrainer breathes, thinks and sweats rhythm, based on a unique educational system crafted over years by our hand-picked group of trainers, who are also professional drummers. Our course to become a professional drummer is devoted to helping young players find their unique rhythmic ‘voice’ and developing their passion into a career.
Training program 12 or 24 months
As a student, your program unfolds over a period of 12 or 24 intensive months of focused “grind.” You will be immersed in a mix of contemporary and modern drumming exercises as well as thorough study of a who’s who in drum history. The course will enable you to stand your ground in the music industry and be bang up-to-date on the latest trends. After successful completion of all examinations, Drumtrainer Berlin and the “Institut für Weiterbildung in der Kreativwirtschaft” (IWK) award a certificate with a transcript of records in collaboration with the SRH Hochschule der populären Künste. The certificates are evaluated with Credit Points, the standardized “academic currency”. This is the prerequisite for recognition at some universities or in other contexts of lifelong learning.
Real teachers from the real world
Its lively community is among the outstanding aspects of the Drumtrainer experience. Teachers are at the core of this collective, extending their networks in the music business, enabling students to benefit from their experience and active links to a range of scenes. Our roster of “masters of the art” hail from across the globe. Together they offer an array of musical styles, giving students a panoramic view across the diverse world of contemporary drumming. In this environment, great, and often lasting, connections are formed between students and the instructors.
Personal seminars, workshops and lessons in Berlin are enriched by free access to an extensive catalogue of online learning materials for revision and variety. Time and frequency can be determined individually in self-study. Video tutorials include instructors such as: JR Robinson (Michael Jackson), Marc Schulman (Pink), Stanton Moore, Keith Carlock (John Mayor, Steely Dan).
Students also benefit from being based in Berlin, a beautiful city, abuzz with with culture and excitement. The fact that it remains one of the most affordable capitals in the world makes it the perfect spot to concentrate on your priorities. Here at Drumtrainer we are looking for committed and enthusiastic drummers striving to surpass themselves.
In return, we promise to shape your skills, impacting every beat you play.
Dirk Erchinger, founder of Drumtrainer Berlin.