Become the drummer everyone wants to play with.

Develop the skill to play with anyone, at any venue, in any rhythm, and any style. That’s why we exist: to prepare you to work as a musician. And our method works. We’ve been one of the top choices for drummers looking to take drum lessons and expand their skills for forty years.
We’re only for passionate players.

The Drummers Collective will be an intense experience. We have high expectations of our musicians. But if you love your instrument, and you’re willing to work hard in drum lessons and other classes, you’ll leave here with abilities that will impress.

One of the things that makes us different is our teachers. They’re all experienced musicians. Since our classes are small, you’ll get individualized attention and instruction. And this is more than just drum lessons. You’ll also play in ensembles with faculty. That means you’ll be challenged to rise to their level, and you’ll grow accustomed to playing with the best.

Here's how to pick the Drummers Collective program that works best for you.

Just ask.

We'll be happy to talk with you about what you're looking for.

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Choose by length.

How long do you have to study?

Between 1-4 weeks:

Try our Short-term Intensive Programs or Summer Intensive Programs

Between 10 weeks - 6 months:

Try our one or two quarter programs

Between 1 year - 2 years:

Try our Certificate or Diploma programs

Choose by experience.

What's your level?


Try our Preparatory programs:
Preparatory - A
Preparatory - B


Try our Certificate programs:
Certificate Program A
Certificate Program B


Try our Performance Musicianship Program, Elective Intensive Program, Advanced Performance Program

Evening programs and private lessons are available also.

Supplemental programs

Conga Drumming

This course builds conga technique and explores the beautiful and complex conga rhythms of Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Djembe Drumming

This course focuses on the music of West Africa through the study of indigenous rhythms and songs. Djembe and other West African instruments are used to produce the rhythms of this rich musical culture.

Ensemble workshops
Clinics and master classes

Drummers Collective Faculty