i Program Overview

MI Online provides the best drumming lessons through our Drum Program that creates the perfect learning experience for you. We offer an immersive online drum school that will prepare you for the demands of being a professional drummer and help you develop your own unique style.

At our school for online drum programs, you’ll learn and master the drums from world-renowned drummers and have the opportunity to study a wide variety of topics such as electronic drumming, digital recording, loops, and sequencing. With this range of studies, you’ll be up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies.

As a student drummer, you will have the opportunity to learn a new groove and how to succeed during your online or in-person college drum class. Our Drum program provides first-hand access to some of the world’s greatest drummers through frequent clinics and concerts, which are available via stream for online students.

With an immersive MI Online Drum education, students at our school for drummers will gain real-world experience and learn how to drum confidently in order to succeed in the industry. Join us today!

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

DRUM-015 – Developing Your Groove

DRUM-066E – Brush Technique

DRUM-240 – E-Drumming Essentials

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DEGREE BY THE NUMBERS

From 1 to 4 years, there’s an option for you!

MASTER OF MUSIC – 4 Quarters

BACHELOR OF ARTS – 12 Quarters

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS – 6 Quarters

CERTIFICATE – 4 Quarters

MI SELECT (Individual Courses) – 10 Weeks

i Program Overview

MI Online provides lessons through our Drum Program that creates the perfect learning experience for you. We offer an immersive online drum school that will prepare you for the demands of being a professional drummer and help you develop your own unique style.

At our school for online drum programs, you’ll learn how to play the drums from world-renowned drummers and have the opportunity to study a wide variety of topics such as electronic drumming, digital recording, loops, and sequencing. With this range of studies, you’ll be up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies.

As a student drummer, you will have the opportunity to learn a new groove and how to succeed during your online or in-person college drum class. Our Drum program provides first-hand access to some of the world’s greatest drummers through frequent clinics and concerts, which are available via stream for online students.

With an immersive MI Online Drum education, students at our school for drummers will gain real-world experience and learn how to drum confidently in order to succeed in the industry. Join us today!

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

DRUM-015 – Developing Your Groove

DRUM-066E – Brush Technique

DRUM-240 – E-Drumming Essentials

> VIEW COURSE CATALOG

 

DEGREE BY THE NUMBERS

From 1 to 4 years, there’s an option for you!

MASTER OF MUSIC – 4 Quarters

BACHELOR OF ARTS – 12 Quarters

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS – 6 Quarters

CERTIFICATE – 4 Quarters

MI SELECT (Individual Courses) – 10 Weeks

i The MI Online Difference

i The MI Online Difference

Industry Partnerships

As an MIO student, you become part of a global network of arts, entertainment and educational companies. These partnerships and affiliates can offer students direct access to the music industry and help with their careers after graduation, including but not limited to internships, job placements, gear discounts, and more. Check out our ARTIST & CAREER SERVICES page for more.

Tuition Savings

MIO tuition is 18% cheaper than our on-campus tuition, as the online students do not have access to our Hollywood facilities. Students also save because they will not incur any relocation costs, which means more flexibility and cost savings to work from and build their own home studio.

Learning Community From Anywhere

MI Online students will receive MI’s unique and innovative curriculum taught in an online environment that is designed to be flexible and engaging, and allows students to study, practice, and learn while managing their work and family obligations.

Private Lessons with Instructors

MIO instructors are also successful musicians and working professionals, bringing their experience into the classroom every day. Students have the unique opportunity to have one-hour private lessons with instructors, who can offer more personalized instruction and advice on their classwork and beyond.

FULLY IMMERSIVE CURRICULUM

Drum students will be taught by our industry-experienced instructors, where they’ll learn how to demonstrate stylistic depth, creative maturity and professional competence in preparation for careers in today’s music industry.

Industry Partnerships

As an MIO student, you become part of a global network of arts, entertainment and educational companies. These partnerships and affiliates can offer students direct access to the music industry and help with their careers after graduation, including but not limited to internships, job placements, gear discounts, and more.

For a full list of our industry partnerships, please visit our ARTIST & CAREER SERVICES page.

Tuition Savings

MIO tuition is 18% cheaper than our on-campus tuition, as the online students do not have access to our Hollywood facilities. Students also save because they will not incur any relocation costs, which means more flexibility and cost savings to work from and build their own home studio.

Learning Community from Anywhere

MI Online students will receive MI’s unique and innovative curriculum taught in an online environment that is designed to be flexible and engaging, and allows students to study, practice, and learn while managing their work and family obligations.

We understand that it is important and beneficial for MIO students to feel like they are part of a learning community. The MIO learning methodology includes students taking part in discussions with their peers each week and critiquing the classmate’s performance. Additionally, students may be placed in groups to collaborate on group projects.

Private Lessons with Instructors

MIO instructors are also successful musicians and working professionals, bringing their experience into the classroom every day. Students have the unique opportunity to have one-hour private lessons with instructors, who can offer more personalized instruction and advice on their classwork and beyond.

Fully Immersive Curriculum
Drum students will be taught by our industry-experienced instructors, where they’ll learn how to demonstrate stylistic depth, creative maturity and professional competence in preparation for careers in today’s music industry. Some highlights include:

  • Contemporary drum skills, with core classes including Drum Technique, Drum Performance, Drum Reading, Developing Your Groove, Harmony/Theory/Ear Training
  • Develop technique and chops in a wide variety of contemporary styles, from blues, jazz, and fusion to country, rock, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, reggae, funk, R&B, and hip hop.

i Faculty

Musicians Institute hosts a highly skilled faculty with extensive experience in the world of contemporary music.

i Faculty

Musicians Institute hosts a highly skilled faculty with extensive experience in the world of contemporary music.

i Alumni Success Stories

i Alumni Success Stories

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

Derek Keota Best Engineered Album Grammy Nomination

AUDIO ENGINEERIG PROGRAM

“To say MI has been a life-changing experience would be an understatement.”

FABIAN EGGER /

Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, Drake

DRUM PROGRAM

“It’s not too surprising that the people I use for the jobs I’m musical directing for or even producing for, are longtime friends from MI.”

RAY LUZIER /

Korn

DRUM PROGRAM

“The facilities, the connections you can make..if you’re going to this school, you’re doing the right thing.”

ANTONIO GEARY /

SZA, P!nk, Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran

DRUM PROGRAM

“The most important thing I learned at MI was to say “Yes” to every opportunity you get…The teachers pushed me and gave me all the info I needed to be prepared to work in the industry I am in right now.”

International Students

International students make up nearly one-fourth of MI’s total student population, representing more than 50 countries throughout the world. The International Student Office is dedicated to making the transition from each student’s home country to MI’s Hollywood campus as smooth and easy as possible.

i CAREER OPTIONS

i CAREER OPTIONS

“What can I do with a degree in Drum Performance?”

Following in the non-traditional spirit of MI, graduates with a degree in drums have found careers in diverse settings across the music industry. We strive to prepare graduates for any opportunities that arise in music, like:

> PERFORMER

As a drum performer, you can perform as a solo artist or as part of a band.

> ACCOMPANIST (STUDIO OR LIVE)

Accompanists typically play instruments like piano, guitar, or drums and support and collaborate with vocalists, dancers, theater performers, and other creative artists.

> ARRANGER

An arranger takes compositions and alters the melody, harmony, and tempos to change the tone and style of the original piece.

> SONGWRITER

Songwriters specialize in writing the melodies, harmonies and lyrical elements for a specific instrument or part of a song. They can be the artist behind the song, or write for other artists to use.

> MUSIC SUPERVISOR

The music supervisor is the head of the music department on a film or television show, overseeing song placement and licensing music for the production.

> TRANSCRIBER

Transcribers might work with a composer to notate the notes, arrangement, and pitch of a previously unwritten song or score.

“What can I do with a degree in Drum Performance?”

Following in the non-traditional spirit of MI, graduates with a degree in drums have found careers in diverse settings across the music industry. We strive to prepare graduates for any opportunities that arise in music, like:

> PERFORMER

As a drum performer, you can perform as a solo artist or as part of a band.

> ACCOMPANIST (STUDIO OR LIVE)

Accompanists typically play instruments like piano, guitar, or drums and support and collaborate with vocalists, dancers, theater performers, and other creative artists.

> ARRANGER

An arranger takes compositions and alters the melody, harmony, and tempos to change the tone and style of the original piece.

> SONGWRITER

Songwriters specialize in writing the melodies, harmonies and lyrical elements for a specific instrument or part of a song. They can be the artist behind the song, or write for other artists to use.

> MUSIC SUPERVISOR

The music supervisor is the head of the music department on a film or television show, overseeing song placement and licensing music for the production.

> TRANSCRIBER

Transcribers might work with a composer to notate the notes, arrangement, and pitch of a previously unwritten song or score.

i CAREER development

i CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Artist & Career Services

Artist & Career Services (ACS) is an extensive resource center designed to offer students and alumni active professional & personal development to succeed in today’s competitive entertainment industry.

ACS provides help in career development like resume building, workshops, industry mentors, discounted gear, internships and more.

i SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

i FINANCIAL AID

Don’t let finances get in the way of your dreams! MI has a range of scholarships and financial aid options available for incoming students of all kinds. Scholarships available to Drum students include:

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MUSICIANSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Musicianship Scholarships are available to new and current instrumental students enrolling in the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Composition, Associate of Arts, or Certificate in Performance Programs.

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THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION DRUM SCHOLARSHIP

The Musicians Foundation Drum Scholarship is generously funded by the Pat Hicks Founders Endowment, and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of an A.A., B.M. or M.M. Performance (Drum) Program student.

Ready to start your Drum journey?

Ready to start your Drum journey?

The first step in applying to our on-ground or online program is to complete an Application for Admission, and get started with the best music college!

The first step in applying to our on-ground or online program is to complete an Application for Admission, and get started with the best music college!

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Want to study in Hollywood? You can enroll in our on-campus Drum program in the heart of the music industry!

i UPCOMING EVENTS

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FINANCING YOUR
EDUCATION

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You’ll learn about everything from
an overview of the financial aid process,
to key documents you’ll encounter,
and different funding sources that
can help you manage costs.

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

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Find out for yourself why
thousands of musicians from all
over the world have made MI the
launching pad for their careers.

ON-CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE

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Find out for yourself why
thousands of musicians from all
over the world have made MI the
launching pad for their careers.

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

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