My First Drum Set : How to Play Drums Using an Inexpensive Electronic Drum Kit

In this 3 week course, you'll learn 5 basic drum beats, 4 drum fills, rudiments, reading, composition and more! No previous music experience needed!
28 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 4 learners
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50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 3 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

In 3 weeks time, you will learn how to count and read music, play essential drum beats and fills, all while developing your hand-eye coordination and mental concentration in the process.  Additionally, you will learn to compose and write your own drum music and be introduced to some options for expanding the sounds present in the kit you currently own. 
Drumming is a learned skill and with any new skill it is important that time is spent reinforcing the concepts and ideas learned in class.  I recommend a minimum of 15-30 minutes of practice per day.  
Learners will need to have purchased an inexpensive consumer grade electronic drum set similar to the ones found on Amazon or at retail stores such as Walmart and Target in order to participate effectively in class. Common brand names for these kind of kits are: Paxcess, QoQoba, Wildcat, Electronic Drum Set.  Drum sticks will also need to be purchased.  Common brand names for drum sticks are Vic Firth, Pro-Mark, Zildjian, Regal-Tip.  Often times you can find a package deal on Amazon that also includes a practice pad and sticks, along with the electronic drum pad set you are purchasing.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Dale Baker
Lives in the United States
Drummer, Songwriter, Producer and TEACHER
28 total reviews
36 completed classes

About Me

Hi!  I am a professional drummer, songwriter, producer and most importantly TEACHER living in Durham, NC.  I have a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas with an emphasis in Instrumental Education.  More than likely, you have... 
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