Drumeo Edge Review – Is it Worth it?

In this post, I’m going to do a full Drumeo Edge review. I will discuss what to expect, is it worth and compare it to some alternatives.

I’ll be exploring:

  • Value for money
  • Amount of material
  • User experience
  • Coaches
  • Overall pros and cons

Behind me is 17+ years of drumming, teaching and learning drums. I’ve been through private lessons, online lessons and various platforms for learning drums, like Drumeo Edge. 

In this article, I will do a full Drumeo Edge review, showcase some pros and cons, and compare this platform to other approaches to learning drums.platforms like mikeslessons.com and drumchannel.com

Let’s begin.

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 and discuss the price.

drumeo edge pricing

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 offer 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:

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Here is what they have on Drumeo Edge platform:

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drumeo lessons review

They have 29 Steve Smiths videos, of which only 3 are published for free on Youtube.

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 30 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. This thing can replace your TV 🙂

User experience

I wanted to talk about a user experience but in a technical sense, like lack of features, web design etc.

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.

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  • 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, the level you need or sort them by the parts of drumming you want to focus on.

It was easy for me to get used to using this platform and to find what I needed.

Drumeo Edge Coaches

negative review for drumeo

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 publishing this article, I haven’t gotten a response (10+ days).

Except for this “moment” that is negligible, I see Drumeo as the ultimate platform on the market with no competition that strong.

I see a lot of drummers are mentioning mikeslessons.com as their biggest competitor so let’s compare these two.

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Drumeo vs Mikeslessons

Platform
Drumeo
VS
Mikeslessons
Trial
30-days
VS
7-days
Coaches
45+ drummers
VS
Mike
Price
Monthly $29 Annual $240
VS
Monthly $29 Annual $269
Video material
500+ hours
VS
75+ hours
User experience
10*
VS
10*
Who is it for
Beginners, Intermediate
VS
Beginners, Intermediate

Let me point out a few differences and things I run into right from the start.

Trial period

While Drumeo offers one month of a trial, mikeslessons.com offers only one week.

Coaches

mikeslessons review

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.

Price

is mikeslessons worth it

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) at this moment.

Mike has a third option which is biannual, which costs $149.65 ($24.9 a month).

Video Material

mikeslessons platform for learning drums

While Drumeo offers 500+ hours of video material, Mike offers 75+ hours. This substantial difference can be a deal breaker.

User experience

Drumeo is a bit more intuitive and easy to use, even for guys who are not computer savvy, while I had some difficulties figuring out some parts of Mike’s website. 

However, I like Mike’s dashboard more because it is focused more 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

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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.

Verdict

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 practice routine

Drumeo vs Drum Channel

Platform
Drumeo
VS
Drum Channel
Trial
30-days
VS
90-days money back guarantee
Coaches
45+ drummers
VS
40+ drummers
Price
Monthly $29 Annual $240
VS
Monthly $25 Annual $197
Video material
500+ hours
VS
500+ hours
User experience
10*
VS
8*
Who is it for
Beginners, Intermediate
VS
Intermediate, Advanced

Trial period

While Drumeo offers, a 30-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. 

Coaches

drum channel vs drumeo

Coaches

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.

Price

drum channel review

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).

Video Material

drum channel coaches

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.


User experience

drum channel dashboard

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 things more transparent.

Verdict

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

Faq

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.

What are the Drumeo levels?

It’s sort of like a filter option by levels. Drumeo filtered lessons for drummers on a level from 1 to 10 under a feature called “Methods.” 

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 that lesson.

Conclusion

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 30-day free trial, ia say it offers good value for money overall.

Denis Loncaric

Denis Loncaric

My name is Denis. I am a drummer, percussionist, music enthusiast, and blogger. Drums have been my passion for 15 years now. My idea is to write about the things I like and I am interested in. I want to share my drum passion with fellow musicians who walk, talk, and breathe drums.

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