A lot of people assume that the drums are a simple instrument that can be picked up with minimal effort by just about anyone. Those people are wrong.
The drums are a complex instrument that require just as much focus, determination, and skill as anything else. If you don’t believe me, just try sitting down to listen to someone who doesn’t know what they are doing play the drums. It’s about as much fun as you would guess it would be.
Getting face to face musical instruction of any kind can be costly and time-consuming but fortunately, the digital age has yielded a host of alternatives that are both cost and time efficient.
Today we will be taking a look at an online drum instruction course called Drumeo Edge. You may have seen Drumeo Youtube videos of people rocking out on the drums, but of course, a few clips shouldn’t be enough to make you want to commit to a program.
Let’s take a close look at Drumeo to see if it is right for you. Sit back, relax and enjoy your Drumeo review.
How it Works:
Drumeo Edge is a subscription based database that gives you access to over one hundred hours of content that have been provided by over sixty top drum instructors. There is content available for all skill levels, and the site is organized so that you will easily be able to find the material that is appropriate for your experience.
The lessons come in the form of videos and mp3s as well as regular live lesson sessions in which you are able to send questions directly to instructors from the program.
The monthly subscription fee is around $30 which is actually a bit higher than some online musical instruction sites, but it is still much more affordable than most face to face lessons.
The Pros & Cons:
Let’s take a look at some pros and cons to determine whether or not Drumeo is worth your money.
- Diverse instruction: With over sixty instructors providing material to the site there is enough diversification in the teaching technique to make sure that there is something for everyone.
It also doesn’t hurt that some of the teachers have worked with musicians and bands you love, such as Lynard Skinner, Rascall Flats, and even Jay Z.
- Database: When you factor in the weekly live lessons (which are backed logged so that you can view as many of them as you want, whenever you want) there is actually over five hundred hours of content, which grows every time they upload a new video.
- Interactive: The ability to ask questions during the live lessons is a big plus in that it in some ways recoups some of the feedback that you would have gotten had you done in person lessons.
Of course, it’s not the same thing, but every personal touch helps.
- Price: Thirty dollars a month is pretty high. You’re getting a lot for your money, and it’s definitely more affordable than traditional lessons, but since there are other similar sites with much lower rates the price associated with Drumeo is a little disappointing.
Is Drumeo worth it? That’s up for you to decide of course, but the if you are willing to pay the money you are going to get access to some quality instruction. For those that are able to commit to using the material, Drumeo Edge is a good way to start learning the drums.