Westshore Drum Academy Pro Training



9-MONTH PART-TIME
PROFESSIONAL
DRUM TRAINING COURSE

The curriculum of the Drum Training Course includes all aspects of professional drumming. The course is divided into 3 semesters. There are at least 4 units a week consisting of three drum classes as well as one unit of Music Theory, Ear Training, Scales and Audio Recording. Each unit is 60 min in length. After passing the final exam every student will receive a PROFESSIONAL DRUM TRAINING CERTIFICATE.

THE COURSE COVERS

  • - All 40 standard rudiments as well as the most common hybrid rudiments. 
    - Reading and interpreting 8th and 16th note based syncopation.
    - Music styles including: Jazz/Big Band, Rock/Pop, Blues/Metal, Hip Hop/R’n’B, World & Ethnic, Latin and Cuban and  Electronic Styles e.g. Drum&Bass, House, Trap
    - Rhythm Section Training, Studio and Click Training, Electronic Drums and Programming, Small Percussion for Drummers (Shakers, Tambourines, Hand drumming e.g. Bongos, Djembes)
    - Self-marketing, Video Production, Notation Software, Tuning Workshops, Guest Lecturers.
    - Piano, Music Theory, Ear Training
    - Audio Recording Basics

COURSE OBJECTIVE

  • The objective of the course is for students to practice and understand the fundamentals of Drumming and Music Theory. The course will show how to apply these skills and techniques in today’s music industry either as a Professional Musician or a Music Teacher.

TEACHING MATERIALS

Westshore Drum Academy provides music, notation and listening examples covering all the topics of the course. All students will have access to the Westshore Drum Academy library (books, dvd's).
Students have to purchase the following books: Ted Reed's Syncopation for the Modern Drummer. Stick Control by George Lawrence Stone and The New Breed Vol. 1 by Gary Chester. Each student will receive a free copy of Ydna Murd's Hi-Hat Master drum book in addition to the free material presented throughout the course. Every student needs drumsticks and brushes, writing utensils, music paper and ear protection. A laptop is not necessary but would be very helpful for the audio recording and notation software section of the course.

HOW TO ENROLL

To enroll for this course students will have to pass an admission exam. We will test reading skills (e.g. Ted Reed Symcopation and The New Breed Reading pages as well as rudiment knowledge). Students not residing in Victora may also send songs and videos via e-mail. We can also arrange for a Skype conference.
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COURSE COSTS

Costs: Professional training course: $1,655.00 CAN Dollar per semester

Total costs: Professional training course: $4,965.00 CAN Dollar

COURSE LENGTH AND DATES

Course Length: 9 months, 4 hours weekly, 128 hours in total

 

Semester 1:
February to April 2019

Semester 2:
May to July 2019

Semester 3:
September to November 2019

Exam:

November 23rd, 2019

The Pro Training is part of the Westshore Drum Academy. Watch some video footage and look at pictures of some of our drum events, masterclasses and drum camps here.