Free Beginner Drum Lessons

Getting Started On The Drums? This 10-part video series will help
you build a rock-solid foundation for your drumming future!

Your free Drumeo
course includes:

10 step-by-step video lessons
covering all of the essentials.

Learn your first beginner drum
beats and fills!

Apply your new skills to real
music, with a play-along song!

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What you'll learn in this video series:

Getting started on the drums isn’t easy. This video series will give you the detailed video training you need to not only get set up for drumming, but also learn your first beats and fills and how to apply them to your very first song!

Setting Up Your Drums

Learn to set up your drums for the very first time, and how to make key adjustments that will make drumming feel comfortable.

20 min

Tuning Your Drums

Find out how to make any drum set sound its best, so you’re ready to start playing your drums!

40 min

Holding Your Drumsticks

There’s no right or wrong way to hold your sticks, but this video will give you some tips for finding your ideal grip.

6 min

Reading Drum Notation

Learn how to read drum notation, so you know where each part of your drum kit is located when you’re looking at sheet music.

4 min


Basic Counting

Counting will help you keep time, whether you’re playing quarter notes, eighth notes, or anything else.

9 min


Your First Drum Beats

Now that you’re all setup, it’s time to have a blast learning your first beginner drum beats!

8 min


Your First Drum Fills

Learn five beginner drum fills that will help you create essential breaks and transitions from your drum beats.

11 min


Using A Metronome

See why a metronome is an essential tool, and how to use it to improve your timing.

7 min

Playing Your First Song

It’s time to play your very first song. First, watch Jared play the song. Then download it and have some fun playing to real music!

5 min


Building Your Practice Routine

Develop your own personalized practice routine that will help you reach all of your drumming goals!

8 min


About Your Instructor

Jared is a co-founder of Drumeo and author of the best-seller instructional programs Successful Drumming and Bass Drum Secrets. With over 15 years of experience teaching drummers from all over the world, Jared is known for his simplified teaching methods and high level of enthusiasm for the drumming community. He’s a master of the heel-toe foot technique and a proficient rock/funk drummer, whose sole objective is making your experience behind a drum-set, fulfilling and fun.

About Drumeo was voted the “Best Drum Educational Website” for 2014 by the readers of DRUM! Magazine, offering an online educational program with daily live lessons, on-demand video courses, student reviews and lesson plans, play-along songs, and an interactive community of students and instructors from around the world. Learn more at

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I have access to these lessons?
This video series comes with full, lifetime access! You’ll receive a special access link to the videos, and it’s yours to keep - forever!

What internet speed is required to watch these videos?
This video series was built to work on any standard internet connection! For standard definition videos, a download speed of 400 kilobits per second will work great. For high definition, you’ll want at least 1 megabit per second. Click here to test your internet!

Do the video lessons work on my phone/tablet/computer?
Yes, the lessons are compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. They were also designed to be compatible with mobile devices like the iPad, iPhone, Android phones, and tablets.

Will I ever be charged for this video series?
No. This free series is our gift to you. We hope you’ll love it, and just maybe choose to join us inside our Drumeo Edge members area where you can connect with an incredible community of students and drummers from around the world, and enjoy a new hour-long drum lesson every single day! Learn more at