Legacy Learning Systems is the company that produces Learn and Master Drums by Dan Sherrill (affiliate link). This company has an incredible reputation for creating high-quality music instructional courses.
A former student of mine told me that he had ordered this course to brush up on basics and absolutely LOVED it. I ordered a copy the next day.
After watching the videos, reading the workbook, and trying the exercises, I can confidently say that this is a solid drumming course. I really think that Dan Sherrill’s approach will help beginners set and achieve small goals. This is so important at this stage.
The best aspect of Learn & Master Drums (affiliate link) is the workbook. I have never seen a more thorough and detailed book on drumming. The workbook chapters go in order with the DVD chapters. The important stuff is highlighted. This makes learning drums organized, easy, and fun.
I thinkLearn & Master Drums (affiliate link) would have made learning the drums more fun for me. Dan Sherrill does an excellent job of simplifying things. Let’s face it: sitting behind a set of drums can be overwhelming. Dan does a great job of easing you into more challenging material.
I constantly feel the need to refresh myself on the basics and I love the level of in this course. My favorite section of the course was the Moeller Technique section. I found Dan’s demonstrations helpful and the exercises were practical.
No drum course covers everything. There is always more to learn. Despite that, Learn & Master Drums (affiliate link) is an extremely thorough course for beginner and intermediate drummers.
Learn & Master Drums (affiliate link) offers a FREE student online discussion board. You can post questions and answer others questions. This is invaluable because at creates a synergistic learning environment.
At some point the aid of a drum teacher (affiliate link) will be needed to take your drumming to a higher level. I believe that the real time feedback you can get to correct you is something that no video can replace.
Although this course is great, I don’t believe that it’s the best drum course available. The best drum course online is Mike Michalkow’s Complete Drumming System (affiliate link).