Drumming Degree

At the Academy of Music and Sound

Studying Drums at the Academy of Music and Sound and increase your level of musicianship, technique and rhythm in small group settings taught by a professional drummer still current and working in the music industry.

Our Drum program will enable you to master your technique supported by access to a wide variety of lectures in the performing arts sector. You also gain access to masterclasses led by world class musicians and music industry professionals imparting real life experiences and best practices.

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Course Details

Experience what life as a professional drummer is like from day one, from the moment you walk through the front door we respect you as a musician first and foremost. You will collaborate and work with like-minded individuals and have the opportunity to perform in front of your peers on a weekly basis.

As many say, you are the metronome of the band and as part of your three hour weekly instrument specific classes, you’ll learn what a true drum professional needs in their arsenal. You will explore and study music of the past and present but most importantly you will be working towards maintaining steady rhythm, improving your knowledge of rudiments, paradiddles, their structure, and various playing styles – to name a few!

Classes aren’t solely about turning up and playing, our music course provides the opportunity for you to explore other career paths or for you to explore options you may have not considered or known of. We aim to enrich your music knowledge just as much as your music skills with our degree level music theory.

We have a comprehensive enrichment programme which includes one-to-one careers guidance, masterclasses and seminars from a wide range of visiting guest speakers,, Study Skills, Life Skills (which covers physical, mental and emotional wellbeing) Entrepreneurship classes.

You’ll get to do all this, and more, then you’ll have everything you need to step straight into the modern music industry and kick-start a meaningful, sustainable career with your hard earned music degree. Not bad, right?

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Meet Our Drumming Tutors


Every drummer is different – you all have your own interests and ambitions. We always strive to improve your ability and work alongside in achieving your goals so you can steer the course in the direction you want. Whether you’re interested in drumming for contemporary music or popular music, we’ll provide you with a stellar music education. Each drum teacher at the Academy of Music and Sound has real world experience in the music industry, making them perfect to train and teach you on your undergraduate degree journey.

All of our students feel part of a wider music community and can with others in the years above and below (their words, not ours!) We strongly believe that music isn’t a hobby, it’s a professional career path key in many sectors of the creative industries, from performing as an original drummer or cover band to creating and composing music for film, television or video games, opportunities are there in a broad spectrum.

Music students can also become involved in our student body from being an elected student ambassador for your year group. You can become the voice of your year raising positive elements or any concerns. Get involved with drum teachers and help us steer the Academy of Music and Sound ship in the right direction.

We’ve worked closely with music industry professionals and our music course is designed by musicians for musicians, we feel that increased technique and performance training increases wellbeing, core knowledge increases confidence.

Hone your skills and expand your horizons. It’s all designed this way so you can make your own personal achievement. Becoming a professional musician can take you to places you never thought were possible. Enrol your interest our drumming school today, and gain a comprehensive understanding of all things drumming, setting you up to become one of our successful drummers with a widely recognised drumming degree.

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Learn for Life

When your academic journey with the Academy of Music and Sound concludes, we don’t see this as the end of your interactions with us. We love seeing what our former students are working on outside of the academic realm. Finishing your education does not mean that learning stops and we would like to continue and encourage learning.

As alumni, we will send out future invitations to a select number of masterclasses for the foreseeable future so that you can keep up to date with how the music industry is evolving or you’d just like to see what other professionals have to say/offer.

Here at the Academy of Music and Sound, each and every one of our students is considered family even long after they’ve attained their musical degree. We always welcome further communication, keep in touch, and let us know what you’re up to!

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