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Drumming (Mixed Level)

Course Description

On this course, you will learn to play beats and fills for Rock, Reggae, Soul, Afro Beat and Latin music. You will build on your skills and ability to play basic beats and stick patterns and will develop your ability to play drums in a range of styles.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

You will have completed a beginners course or have equivalent experience. You may be self-taught or you may play in a group and wish to improve. You should be able to play a beat. You will also be expected to complete an Individual Learning Plan to help support your progress.

Course Content

On this course you will learn: beats for Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul, Reggae and Afro-Beat, independence and co-ordination techniques applicable to all styles, develop single strokes, double strokes and paradiddles, learn flams and fluffs. Please note: although you will be introduced to all the above over a single term (10-weeks), the course is developmental over the whole year. If you sign up for the full three terms (courses A, B and C) at the start of the academic year e.g. August / September you will be entitled to the early bird discount.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will learn through, practical activities, group exercises and peer assessment, listening and analysis, demonstration and discussion, use of supporting online materials, individual practice, use of ILT and continuous assessment. There is no homework associated with the sessions but please do discuss extension activities with your tutor.

Independent Learning

You will be expected to work independently to develop your drumming technique. The focus should be on instrumental practice but should also include developing your understanding of rhythm theory e.g. tablature.


You will be continually assessed through your practical activities and will receive feedback in a variety of ways e.g. peer assessment, verbal and written feedback from your teacher.

Qualification you will achieve

This is a non-accredited course but a certificate of completion can be provided by the College on request.

Next Steps and Progression

Upon successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to accredited courses at Level 1, join Latin percussion or perform in ensembles.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat, phone on 020 7255 4700 or email

Additional Learning Support

This course is not eligible for Additional Learning Support (ALS), however teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs.??Reasonable adjustments including assistive equipment and also access support can be made available through our Disability Officer.? Digital learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.?

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for some course fees. You may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572