Training Program

 

Graduate with a certificate of higher education

Since October 2017 successful participants on the Drumtrainer Professional Training course and the Drumtrainer Teaching course can earn a certificate of higher education. The further education courses were developed in cooperation with the Berlin SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (Institute of the Popular Arts). The length of the training course, depending on individual requirements, will be 12 to 24 months. Within this timeframe, students can study “Professional Drumming” or “Music Teaching” modules. Following the sucessful completion of all aspects of the course, Drumtrainer Berlin in cooperation with the hdpk will award the relevant qualification certificate. This award, based on modules completed and credit points awarded, can contribute to other further education courses.

 

12 Month “Professional Training”

 

The curriculum of the Professional Training includes “classic” drum tuition as well as band performance training, percussion lessons, marching drums, drums and electronics and tuning workshops, music theory and rhythmic ear training. Furthermore, there are special coaching sessions on self-marketing and self employment. The course is divided into four quarters with up to 9 units a week (single and group tuition). The amount and duration of teaching units varies according to the training schedule you have chosen. After passing the final exam every student will receive a certificate of higher education.

 

24 Month “Professional Training“

 

Drumtrainer Berlin offers a two year version of the “professional training“ course. It consists of weekend intensive training courses which take place every two months. The course will cover all the topics of the curriculum of the one-year professional training, such as band training, single tuition, etc. It is aimed at those who can’t or don’t want to move to Berlin, or who only have time on the weekends. After passing the final exam every student will receive a certificate of higher education.

 

The course covers

 

Rudiments, reading, jazz, rock/pop, hip hop/R’n’B, world & ethnic grooves, band performance trainin, drums and electronics (electronic drums, sample players, using loops and effects), repertoire, percussion for drummers, self-marketing, tuning workshops, workshops with guest lecturers, music theory and rhythmic ear training.

 

Teaching materials

 

Drumtrainer Berlin provides music and listening examples covering all the topics of the course. All students can gain access to all media at the nearby AGB library, located near the Drumtrainer base at Hallesches Tor, Kreuzberg.

Students have to purchase the following books: Ted Reed: Syncopation for the Modern Drummer Charly Wilcoxon: The All American Drummer.

Additional literature according to the module handbook can also be borrowed from Drumtrainer Berlin.

Every student needs drumsticks, practise pad & stand, writing utensils, music paper and ear protection.

 

How to enroll

 

To enroll for this this course students will have to pass an admission exam. We will test different styles (e.g. rock, pop-ballad, swing) and reading skills (e.g. Ted Reed …). Students not resident in Berlin may also send songs and videos via e-mail. We can also arrange for a Skype conference.

For an assessment (admission exam) please contact us!

 

 

Costs for EU citizens:

Professional training course (12 months): €395 per month

Week-end Professional Training (12 weekends): €395 per weekend

In addition there is a €800 fee for learning materials, assessment & external certification fees.

Total costs (Professional training, both schedules): €5,540

 

Costs for non-EU citizens:

Professional training course (12 months): €395 per month

Week-end Professional Training (12 weekends): €395 per weekend

In addition there is a €800 fee for learning materials, assessment & external certification fees.

In addition there is a €400 fee for administration and visa processing. The visa fee is only charged if necessary.

Total costs (Professional training, both schedules): €5,940

 

For details on course start dates please see our “dates” section.