Pop and Rock Drum Kit Course
For Complete Beginners

Let's learn how to play the drum kit

Drum Kit


46 lessons included

12+ Hours of Video

Course overview

Beginner Drum Kit Course

This is a drum course for complete beginners. We start with teaching you how to choose your first drum kit, how to set it up and tune it, which drum stick and grip is right for you. Then we learn the basic grooves and fills and look at some sub-genres such as funk and soul. You will also learn the fundamentals such as how to read drum kit notation, basic music theory, how to keep time, etc. Whether you want to stay with rock and pop, or have the intention to branch out to explore other styles like jazz and Latin later on, this course will give a solid foundation to do so.

What you'll get

What is included in this course and what you will learn

Start from the Basics

How to set up your drum kit, what grip to use to hold your drum sticks, correct posture to play, basic grooves and fills, rudiments, and more.

Fundamental theory knowledge

Learn the basic theory needed for drumming, which includes rhythms and how to read the musical notations. 

Real Song Examples

Develop your drumming techniques through real songs and music examples.

Support from Teachers

Not sure if you are doing it right? Reach out to our team of teachers through emails or chat bubble!

Notes and Backing Tracks

Download lesson notes that accompany each video lesson. Work on your new groove with a backing track.

HD Video Lessons

High-quality video for every lesson so you can watch it any time you want, in the comfort of your home. 

What we cover

Below are the breakdown of this course, module by module, with video previews

Module 1:
Knowing Your Instrument

Lesson 1: Kit selection
Lesson 2: Kit set up
Lesson 3: Tuning
Lesson 4: Stick selection
Lesson 5: Practice

Module 2:
The First Steps

Lesson 1: Quarter note groove
Lesson 2: The fill
Lesson 3: Eighth note groove
Lesson 4: Rudiments 1
Lesson 5: Musical form
Lesson 6: Your Body Is A Wonderland by John Mayer

Module 3:
Bass Drums 8th Notes

Lesson 1: Bass Drum 8th Notes
Lesson 2: More Permutations
Lesson 3: 16th Note Fills
Lesson 4: Longer Phrases
Lesson 5: Musical Example
Lesson 6: Every Breath You Take by The Police

Module 4:
The Left Foot

Lesson 1: Why The Left Foot?
Lesson 2: 8th Note Groove With Left Foot
Lesson 3: Open Hi Hat
Lesson 4: Open Hi Hat 2
Lesson 5: Rudiment Coordination
Lesson 6: Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars

Module 5:
Backbeat Variations and Styles

Lesson 1: Rock n' Roll Backbeat
Lesson 2: Hip Hop Backbeat Variation
Lesson 3: Funky Delayed Backbeat
Lesson 4: Motown/Soul Backbeat Variation
Lesson 5: The 6/8 Ballad
Lesson 6: We Are The Champions

Module 6:
16th Note Grooves

Lesson 1: Snare Drum 16ths 1
Lesson 2: Snare Drum 16ths Bass Drum Permutations
Lesson 3: Snare Drum 16th Combinations
Lesson 4: Subdividing Grooves in 16ths
Lesson 5: Rudiments 3: The Paradiddle
Lesson 6: Fool's Gold

Module 7:
16th and 8th Notes Bass Drum Independence

Lesson 1: Bass Drum 8ths Over Quarter Notes
Lesson 2: Bass Drum 16ths 1: 4 Permutations
Lesson 3: Bass Drum 16ths 2: Combinations
Lesson 4: Rudiments 4: The Double and Triple Paradiddle
Lesson 5: Bass Drum 16ths 3: Hi Hat 16ths
Lesson 6 – Bass Drum 16ths 4: Tying It All Up

Module 8:
Making It Musical

Lesson 1: Articulation
Lesson 2: Band Hits
Lesson 3: Rudiments 5: Flams and Drags
Lesson 4: Bass and Snare 16ths Combination

Module 9:

Lesson 1: Your Body Is A Wonderland by John Mayer
Lesson 2: Every Breath You Take by The Police
Lesson 3: Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars
Lesson 4: We Are The Champions
Lesson 5: Fool's Gold


About Brendan

Fluent in all styles, Brendan is an active drummer who is also an experienced teacher, for both beginner and advanced drummers.

Brendan has a special passion for Latin music.

Monthly membership

Access to all the lessons. First 30 days for free.

Q & A

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Liberty Park Music (LPM) is an online music school. We teach music through videos and supporting materials like homework assignments and backing tracks. Currently, we offer lessons on piano, guitar, drums, and music theory. We will introduce more instruments, subjects, and services in the future to give you even more choices.

All you need is a computer or a mobile device that allows web browsing. With a reasonably stable and fast internet connection, your viewing experience is optimized on your desktops, laptops, or tablets.

We are constantly producing and publishing new lessons, about one new module each month, for every instrument and subject.  So you always have new materials to work on. 

Your membership, regardless of of your plan, should give you access to the entire library of lessons. That means ALL lessons are available to you, across instruments, styles, levels, and subjects. For example, you can take piano and theory lessons at the same time, or if you have a good musical appetite, take our piano and drum kit lessons at the same time! It's your choice.

Yes. Learning music online may seem novel to you, but if we can learn a language and other skills online, why not music? Online music lessons allow you to learn on your schedule, in the comfort of any locale of your choice, and at your own pace. You can pause when you need a moment to digest the lesson or rewind to view a particular section again. 

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You can upgrade or downgrade your plan at anytime. You can also cancel anytime. You can do all this on your Dashboard, or contact us at membership@libertyparkmusic.com.

It's very easy.  We will need you to select a membership level (Balcony or Center Stage) and provide your credit card information or use PayPal.  We will NOT charge you anything for the first 30 days.  After that, you will be billed monthly.

We are happy to answer any questions you have. Please chat with us or email us at support@libertyparkmusic.com, or chat us up/leave a message using the chat bubble on the screen.