In this post, I’m going to do a full Drumeo Edge review. I will discuss:
- Value for money
- Amount of material
- User experience
- Overall pros and cons
In a hurry?
Overall, Drumeo Edge is a great platform for beginners and intermediate drummers. It has the best value-for-money ratio since they offer way more videos than other platforms for the same price.
By the end of this article, you will have all the information needed to decide whether or not it’s for you.
What is Drumeo Edge?
Drumeo Edge is paid online platform for learning drums. Currently, they are the number one platform for drum lessons, and here is why:
- Some of the coaches, like Dennis Chambers, are crème de la crème of drumming
- 500+ hours of video material
- Great community where you can get feedback from drum legends
- All sorts of filters to easily find the perfect lessons
- Step-by-step methods for beginners
- Intuitive software with a great user experience across all devices
For a full overview of features, check out the video above.
How much does Drumeo edge cost?
Now, when we discussed some of the benefits, let’s go straight to the point; the price.
Drumeo Edge offer two plans:
- Monthly plan for $29
- Annual plan for $240 ($20 a month or equal to only 1 private lesson almost anywhere in the world)
Drumeo (free) VS Drumeo Edge
Most of videos within Drumeo Edge (500+ hours) can’t be find on YouTube. However some of them do, I think it is cool that Drumeo offers plenty of videos for free.
Although Drumeo’s You Tube channel contains 1347+ videos and although it contains full lessons, drumeo Edge is packed with a lot of bonus materials.
Let’s take Steve Smith’s lessons as an example.
Here is what I was able to find on Youtube:
Here is what they have on Drumeo Edge platform:
They have 29 Steve Smiths videos, of which only 3 are published for free on You Tube.
Is the Drumeo app worth it?
The annual plan costs $20 a month for more than 500 hours of video material.
Including all other benefits like community feedback, great coaches and a perfect user experience in the app, I would say it is worth it.
Let’s say you have $20 a month to invest in your drumming. Do you have a better idea?
Maybe some other platform, sure why not, or private 1 on 1 lesson, which is better than any online platform but in most countries, for $20, you can get only one.
You can always try it out for 7 days and see it for yourself.
Amount of video material
They offer 500+ hours of drumming videos. With this amount, they have the biggest database in the drumming world, next to drumchannel.com.
For any of you advanced drummers with 10+ years of experience, I advise starting slowly and going with a monthly subscription in case you want to focus on certain things.
For drum geeks or beginners, go with an annual subscription and enjoy lessons and various podcasts and shows.
I don’t see any flaws in the user experience; this platform is impeccable. It looks sharp, works fast, and offers plenty of features, maybe even more than I need.
Two that I would point out are:
- It’s mobile friendly
What does this mean?
It has another design version that is well-adaptable to any device. Whether you are on your laptop or mobile, you will have a great user experience.
- It’s intuitive and easy to use
It has a good structure with plenty of filters, so you can use it to find the videos from the teacher you like, for the level you’re on or sort them by focus.
It was easy for me to get used to using this platform and to find what I needed.
Drumeo Edge Coaches
Their biggest advantage – is “superstar coaches.” Other drum platforms don’t have this class of drummers among their coaches, or they don’t have so many of them.
Other platforms certainly can’t brag that their drum teacher is Dennis Chambers, Billy Cobham or Steve Smith.
Remember that 1 on 1 lessons with these guys can cost up to $300. So, “getting” them for $20 a month is Drumeo Edge’s biggest advantage.
More famous Drumeo Edge coaches:
- Aarons Spears
- Dom Famularo
- Todd Sucherman
- Larnell Lewis
- Simon Phillips
- Tommy Igoe
Overall pros and cons
Overall, I had a good experience using Drumeo Edge. I have consumed and found useful plenty of their videos.
Not many cons that I can point out except one. They have a section called “Studen focus.”
Within the section, you can fill out a form and send them your video along with some comments on your goal, focus etc.
The idea is that they should give you some feedback on your drumming; however, I filled out their form, and by now I haven’t gotten a response (10+ days).
Except for this “moment” that is negligible, I see Drumeo as the number one platform for learning drums.
I see a lot of drummers are mentioning mikeslessons.com as their biggest competitor so let’s compare these two.
Drumeo vs Mikeslessons
Let me point out a few differences and things I run into right from the start.
While Drumeo offers one month of a trial, mikeslessons.com offers only one week.
It doesn’t need to be an advantage, but Drumeo has 49 coaches now, while mikeslessons has only one. On the other hand guy like Mike Johnston can teach you all the important things about drumming.
Drumeo Edge monthly is $29. At this moment, it is the same at mikeslessons.
Drumeo Edge annual plan is $240 ($20 a month), while the mikeslesson annual subscription is $269.9 ($22.4 a month).
Mike has a third option which is biannual, which costs $149.65 ($24.9 a month).
While Drumeo offers 500+ hours of video material, Mike offers 75+ hours. This substantial difference can be a deal breaker.
Drumeo is a bit more intuitive and easy to use, even for guys who are not tech-savvy. I must say I had some difficulties figuring out some parts of Mike’s website.
However, I like Mike’s dashboard more because it is focused on what and how long you’ve practiced today, vs Drumeo’s, which is focused on how many videos you’ve watched.
I think Mike is an experienced teacher who knows that we all love to geek on Dennis Chambers’s fast chops, but when it is time to sit down and practice, we get lazy.
Here is a glimpse of the mikeslessons.com dashboard
Seeing 0 hours of practice in today’s plan can give you a push and really influence your progress. So my vote goes to Mike here.
I think it’s obvious that Drumeo offers more at this moment for the same monthly and lower annual price.
However, Mike has a great platform, and both offer free trials, so I suggest you try them out and make a judgment yourself.
Who is it for:
Drumeo – for drum geeks, beginners and intermediate drummers
Mikeslessons – for drummers who want to develop a hard-core drum practice routine
Drumeo vs Drum Channel
While Drumeo offers, a 7-day free trial Drum Channel offers 90-day money-back guarantee. It’s up to you since choosing DC doesn’t hold any risk for 3 months.
In terms of “superstar” drummers, they are pretty equal. Drumeo does have more coaches, but not all of them are famous. You can find guys like Thomas Lang, Terry Bozio and Thomas Pridgen on Drum Channel.
Drumeo’s monthly plan costs $29.9, while Drum Channel’s monthly plan costs $25.
Drumeo annual plan costs $240 ($20 a month), while Drum Channel’s annual plan costs $197 ($16.42 a month).
It is hard to calculate exactly the number of hours in their videos, but it is more than 500, that is for sure. Same or more than Drumeo; after all, the drum channel has a longer tradition.
Drum channel courses seem to be much more in-depth. They also cover more advanced topics and have a lot of material for drummers who have played for over 10 years.
In comparison to Drumeo, Drumchannel is harder to navigate. It is less intuitive and less “fancy” than Drumeo, but after a few hours, you will find your way around.
What also can make your life harder is fewer filters. While Drumeo keeps their tabs on the left, Drumchanel keeps them on top.
Also, Drumeo’s background and the interface is white, while Drumchannel uses black. Maybe it’s just me, but white background makes it easier to navigate.
I find more stuff that I am not familiar with on Drumchannel.com. But please have in mind that I have played drums for 17 years.
If you are a beginner or intermediate, Drumchannel can be overwhelming. In that case, I would suggest going to Drumeo first.
Free trial and easy navigation are the two biggest advantages of Drumeo, while hours of videos are 500+ on both.
Who is it for:
Drumeo – for drum geeks, beginners and intermediate drummers
DrumChannel – for advanced drummers who want to discover the smallest details on a certain topic
Is Drumeo good for beginners?
Yes, as a matter of fact, it is way more suited for a beginner than for highly advanced drummers.
What songs are available on Drumeo?
Drumeo Edge offers popular songs by U2, Rush, Guns n Roses, Tom Petty, Quen, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Def Lepard, Motorhead, Prince, Toto and many more.
How long is the Drumeo method?
Drumeo method contains 70 courses divided into 10 levels. So, for instance, level 1 contains 5 courses packed with 30 drum lessons, each lasting around 6+ minutes on average.
You need around 3 hours to finish one level.
Does Drumeo have sheet music?
Yes, every song and lesson is followed by a full transcription of drum parts.
Can you download Drumeo lessons?
Unfortunately, no; for now, you can only download sheets from lessons.
Drumeo Edge is the ultimate platform for learning drums. At $29 per month or $240 per year, you get access to 500+ hours of shows and lessons.
Expect a well-designed website but don’t expect a quick reply in the “Student Focus” section. If you are a drum geek or a beginner, Drumeo Edge is perfect.
If you are an advanced drummer with more than 10 years of experience, you’ll be able to find cool and interesting videos to geek on but not necessarily something new.
With a 7-day free trial, I say it offers good value for money overall.