If you’re an enthusiastic drummer who dreams of making a career out of your passion, then a diploma at HCM Milton Keynes, HCM Letchworth or HCM Ware can help you achieve your goals.
A one-year Level 2 Music Performance Diploma in Drums will help you improve your drumming technique, music theory and performance skills, and allows those who didn’t do as well as they hoped in their GCSEs to retake English and/or math GCSEs or Functional Skills while studying music.
A two-year Level 3 Music Performance Diploma is an exciting alternative to the conventional sixth form route, as it’s the equivalent to three A-levels. It will help you develop into a well-rounded drummer and performer with a solid understanding of the way the modern music industry works.
HCM Drums course is are free for UK and EU students aged 18 or under* and there are also funding options available for those aged 19+.
During your time studying drums at HCM, you’ll learn everything you need to be a confident drummer, including:
- Kit choice, set-up and tuning
- Speed, stamina and strength training
- Health and safety implications of playing the drums
- How to read drum notation
- Sight reading and chart reading
- Music theory and stylistic awareness
- Warm up exercises
- Creative expression on the drum kit, including rudiments, soloing and groove construction
- Advanced ‘groove’ techniques, such as linear, double bass drum techniques, gospel, latin grooves and fills
- Playing to ‘click’ and backing tracks
- The use of drumming technology, including Logic, midi, triggering and looping.