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The Rock Drumming Masterclass is a
26-week online course with Todd Sucherman.


Rapidly Improve
Your Rock Drumming

Get weekly guidance and personal coaching with a rock
legend to improve EVERY aspect of your drumming.

Must-Know Rock Beats

Discover the straight rock beats that ALWAYS work -- and that everyone should know -- along with Todd’s advice for adding variations and texture within the grooves to make them your own.

Effective Drum Fills

The most effective rock drum fills are often much simpler than you’d think. Todd will share his toolkit of drum fills that EVERY rock drummer should be able to play like their life depended on it.

The Foundation Of Musicality

Todd will share the “Rosetta Stone of 2 & 4” so you can decipher ALL there is to play in 4/4 backbeat time -- the foundation for becoming a musical drummer in a 20th century rock and roll context.

Bass Drum Combinations

You’ll get extensive bass and double bass drum ideas that you can apply to a variety of musical situations, from more creative drum fills to creative hand/foot combinations and ending songs effectively.

Expressive Drum Solos

Soloing gives you the opportunity to tell a story and make your own creative ideas come to life. Todd will give you the tools you need to orchestrate effective drum solos for a variety of musical situations.

Rhythmic Ear Training

Rock drumming is more than a learned motion. This course will help you train your ears to hear the patterns within the patterns -- so you can explore your imagination for new rhythmic possibilities.

Better Hand Technique

Get Todd’s best insights for improving your hand technique and natural motions for more speed, power, and longevity -- from holding your sticks to cymbal techniques for creating the sounds and patterns you want.

Utilizing Ghost Notes

Add more flavor to your drumming by exploring the ghost note possibilities that Todd utilizes in his own performances, whether it’s a flurry of audible notes or soft comments between the accents.

Drum Rudiment Orchestrations

Add the most effective rudiment orchestrations and variations to your arsenal, with exercises that will help you internalize the patterns and express them more effectively on the drum set.

Shuffles And Variations

Explore the most useful rock shuffles throughout history and the different ways you can play them predicated on the style, tempo, bass drum patterns, and hand patterns you choose.

Linear Drumming Grooves

Linear drumming is where no two sound sources play at the same time. You’ll dive into Gary Chaffee style linear drumming that uses a number system for creating your own ideas and figures.

Exploring Your Creativity

While you’ll explore the concepts that Todd uses in his own playing, you’ll be pushed to explore your own imagination and develop ideas that are uniquely YOURS (and have way more fun on the drums).


Get one new lesson each week with hand-picked exercises so
you always know exactly what to practice (and for exactly how long).

Weekly Lesson Plans

It’s easy to make progress when you know exactly what to do, and when to do it.

All Skill Levels

Each lesson will include tips for all levels - so any drummer can get practical results.

Guided Video Lessons

Learn at your own pace with Todd Sucherman’s easy-to-follow video lessons.

More Effective Practice

Don’t waste your practice time. Only work on the right exercises, at the right time.

Personalized Support

Get all of your rock drumming questions answered directly from Todd Sucherman.

Lifetime Access

Even though it’s a structured 26-week course, you’ll have lifetime access for life.

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Unlike a drum book or DVD, The Rock Drumming Masterclass is designed as an ongoing course with weekly exercises and cumulative improvements. Because of this, students will experience the best results if they’re able to progress along with the rest of the class. And that’s why it’s important for you to know that registration will close on July 31st at midnight.


Is Your Drum Teacher

odd Sucherman has played more than 2000 rock shows -- entertaining music fans around the world for more than 30 years. He’s been voted the “Best Rock Drummer” by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine and hailed as the “Best Drum Clinician” by the readers of DRUM! Magazine -- releasing multiple award-winning educational DVDs and enjoying a 20+ year tenure with the legendary rock band Styx.

And for the next six months, Todd will be sharing his “keys to the kingdom” with students around the world through The Rock Drumming Masterclass -- a 26-week course that will give you the confidence you need to play ANY rock music you want.

“I’m going to give you one new lesson each week, for 26 weeks, so you always know exactly what to practice, for exactly how long, without any guesswork”, Todd explains. “And unlike other online masterclasses, you are going to be able to rack my brain -- asking me any question you have along the way and getting my personal feedback to help you overcome any obstacles and see real improvements in your playing.”

Students will receive weekly videos with unique exercises and assignments for each skill level -- so whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player, you will be challenged in different ways to improve your skills and become the best rock drummer you can possibly be.

“I won’t just share my own style of playing rock,” Todd explains, “I’ll also show you how to express your own musical style and create your own identity on the drums. You will see results.”

The Rock Drumming Masterclass is delivered through the award-winning Drumeo platform, where you can access your weekly videos and assignments using any internet-ready computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. And while Todd will be personally supporting your journey for the entire 26-week masterclass, you’ll also have unlimited lifetime access to all of the videos and assignments.

Just click any of the big buttons on this page to take the first step towards making 2019 your best year ever on the drums.

"Todd Sucherman is one of the
greatest rock drummers of our time."

Will Calhoun
(Living Colour)

"Todd Sucherman is a great drummer. Although he’s most known for playing Rock-n-Roll, he possesses the facility and knowledge to play any style of music at a high level."

Dave DiCenso
(Professor of Percussion at Berklee College of Music)

"Todd Sucherman is one of the greatest rock drummers of our time. Brains, brawn, heart and soul - he has 'em all!"

Simon Phillips
(Toto, The Who, Judas Priest)

"Whenever I get the opportunity to hear Todd play I am struck by his preciseness and musicality no matter what the musical setting might be."

Matt Garstka
(Animals as Leaders)

"Todd Sucherman is a legend. He is super clean, musical and really knows what he's doing. This polished playing only comes about after decades of touring and practice."

Dave Mattacks
(Fairport Convention)

"I’m happy to endorse my chum Todd with this splendid Drumeo course. Wherever you are along your drumming path, I can honestly say that “Todd hardly ever wrecks the music.” Seriously though! You’re in great hands here— double entendre intentional!"

Gary Husband
(Jazz & Rock drummer, pianist, and bandleader.)

"It’s always just right-across-the-border drums excellence with Todd! Every time! No matter what the music. It’s the musician he is, primarily, also the warm spirit and how benevolent he is. The taste, the articulation, the feeling, his amazing sound ... all icing on an already delicious cake."

Personalized Guidance

...while saving up to 77% compared
to local private lessons.

Private Lessons
Weekly Drum Lesson
Personalized Feedback
Award-Winning Teacher
Guided 26-Week Course
100% Focused On Rock Drumming
Learn From Home, Anytime
Re-Watch The Lessons Anytime
Designed To Get Easier
Organized To Save Time
Unlimited Access For Life
Connect With Other Students
World-Class Student Support
Your Total Investment $11.42/week $30-50/week

Todd Sucherman will be your personal drum coach, giving you a new exclusive video lesson each week, a clear path to improve your skills, and personally answering your questions along the way -- all for just $11.42 per week.

You can choose a one-time payment, a two-payment plan, or a five-payment plan -- and the entire Rock Drumming Masterclass is yours for life with no recurring subscription or additional fees.


Normally we offer a 90-day money back guarantee. But The Rock Drumming Masterclass isn’t normal! We aren’t looking for students who aren’t quite sure if they’re ready or not. This isn’t meant for a ‘wait and see’ approach. If you’re committed to improving your drumming, then you can’t go wrong: A world-class course delivered by a world-class drum educator. Take the leap of faith and join us for an amazing drumming experience.

Todd Sucherman’s 26-Week Online
Course For Just $11.42 Per Week

($297 one-time payment. Or choose a
2-pay or 5-pay plan on the next page.)


Any questions? You can also call us or order by phone
toll-free at 1-800-439-8921
or directly at 1-604-855-7605.
All prices listed in USD.

What past students are saying about
Todd & the Rock Drumming Masterclass.

"Todd shares 40 years of drumming expertise within a few months. There's nothing you can't practice or work on for the rest of your life. If there's a drum fill or phrase I need to work out and learn, I know where to go in the lessons. The information is there, word for word from Todd himself. I wish someone had shown me these things years ago."

Alan Shaffer
Texas, USA

"It feels like life is now unlocked for all that it has to offer musically. It’s amazing to realize all the possibilities we have when playing the drums! Todd gave interesting tips that helped me understand how my body works, particularly when I learned that the moment we change the sticking, we change the melody. You will enjoy the ride with Todd. With his help, reaching your goals will be easier."

Pamm Cobo

"I was skeptical about online instruction, but this has made me a believer. I’m now looking at drumming as a continuous learning journey as opposed to an ‘instant cure.’ Todd takes a no fluff, straight-to-the-point, no-magic-pill approach, which I really appreciate! I love the fact that you can continuously reference previous lessons, slow or speed up tempos, and see the instructor break it all down."

Rob Scalici
Michigan, USA

"Rock Drumming Masterclass was a breath of fresh air. I was squeezing too much on the sticks before, and fixing that has made such a difference. After 25 years as a full time drumming professional, I’m already using the techniques learned here with my own students. The course is wonderfully conceived, well produced, and highly informative. It’s given me a new perspective!"

Shawn Preston
Pennsylvania, USA

"While each lesson focuses on very specific things, you’ll notice how they’re all connected as your playing evolves. Now when I start jamming along to a song, I can play just about any sticking or fills on the fly. My hands seem to know how to resolve patterns without thinking. This course proves that with the right material and some honest work and discipline, you can vastly improve your musicianship!"

Michael Malo
Quebec, Canada

"I was self-taught and needed encouragement to get through my struggles with fills and kick technique. This course broke everything down into manageable steps. Even though it’s video-based, it still felt personal. Todd would respond to all my questions, even with his busy schedule. Every lesson is catered to your level, and he presents the material with energy and passion that will transfer to your own playing."

Sandy Wisneski
California, USA


Still Have Questions?

When does the course officially start?

The first lesson officially launched on July 22nd, but you can still register for the Rock Drumming Masterclass until July 31st at midnight.

Do these lessons work for electronic and acoustic drum-sets?

Yes, the lessons will work on both electric and acoustic drum-sets. While you’ll even gain plenty of value with just a practice pad, it’s recommended that you have access to a drum set to get the most from this course.

What’s the difference between The Rock Drumming Masterclass and Drumeo Edge?

Drumeo Edge lets you learn anything you want, whenever you want, from the best drummers in the world. But we've noticed that students sometimes benefit more when they are guided on a specific path - always knowing EXACTLY what to practice, when to practice, and for exactly how long. The Rock Drumming Masterclass is a 26-week approach to rapidly improving your rock drumming where you'll also have full access to Todd Sucherman’s personal inbox to get the feedback you need to reach your drumming goals.

Should I use The Rock Drumming Masterclass alongside Drumeo Edge?

Absolutely! The Rock Drumming Masterclass isn’t intended to require 100% of your practice time. It’s a focused, dedicated plan to helping you improve your rock drumming. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to improve anything else during the next 26 weeks, or learn from any other instructors! We recommend both The Rock Drumming Masterclass and Drumeo Edge for a well-rounded approach to improving your skills.

How much time per week will this course require?

For time invested, obviously the more time you practice the faster you’ll get better. But we recommend investing at least 2-3 hours per week to truly benefit from this course.

What if I can’t follow the lessons EVERY week?

You’ll get 26 weekly lessons and exercises. And while they’re intended to be completed week-after-week, we know that everybody’s schedules are different - so we’ve included progress-tracking so you never lose your spot. If you need to miss a week, that’s fine! You might need to review the previous lessons a bit before continuing again, but you’ll never lose your spot and once you’ve registered, you have unlimited access to the entire course for life.

Can I contact Todd Sucherman directly whenever I have a question about this course?

You sure can! For 26 weeks, Todd will be your personal drum coach! You’ll have direct access to ask him questions along the way to make sure you achieve your drumming goals.

Will I still have full access to the course after 26 weeks?

Yes! Even though it’s a week-by-week course, you’ll have LIFETIME online access to everything inside The Rock Drumming Masterclass, so you can review the materials or re-watch the lessons, anytime.

So there’s really no 90-day guarantee? What if I really, really don’t like the course?

There’s really no guarantee for The Rock Drumming Masterclass. We believe you’ll LOVE the course and the progress you make during the 26 weeks, but because this is a structured plan we’re looking for drum students who will commit and ‘grind-it-out’ to achieve results. If you really, really don’t like the course - we’ll hope you’ll keep pushing for the full six months to see what happens. You can always send us your questions and we’ll do our best to resolve any issues and make sure you have everything you need to progress!