FAQ Drumtrainer

Admission Criteria

 

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.

 

Entrance exam

 

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 with a representative example of your drumming as a YouTube video or a MP3. Your playing should be to be clearly visible and audible on the sample.

 

The aims of Drumtrainer professional training

 

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.

 

Language

 

Depending on the nationalities per class, lessons will be taught in either German or English.

 

Our professional training tutors

 

Click here (Trainer Section) for an overview of the Drumtrainer teaching team.

 

Term structure

 

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 a Berlin club. (For more information, please see: lesson details)

 

Prices

 

– The price for the 12-month professional training is:

4,940.00 EUR (EU citizens) / 5,340.00 EUR (non-EU citizens)

– The price of the 24-month professional training is:

4,940.00 EUR (EU citizens) / 5,340.00 EUR (non-EU citizens)

 

Rehearsal studios

 

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 €40 -140 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 environment

 

Drumtrainer Berlin is located in Berlin’s multicultural Kreuzberg 61 district.

Take a look at our Drumtrainer map:

 

 

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

 

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.

 

About Drumtrainer students

 

Countries of origin (2016)

Argentina / Austria / Brazil / Chile / Croatia / England / Finland / France /Germany / Italy / Lebanon / Lithuania / Slovenia / Sweden / Switzerland / Turkey / USA / Venezuela