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Discover over 300 Jazz drumming lessons online for all skill levels. Start mastering Jazz drumming today! 

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What drummers say about Jazz Drum School

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"Von Baron’s courses reflect his relentless pursuit as a teacher. They are well executed and explained (All Courses). Most of all, Von Baron exudes a timeless joy for drumming."

John Cushon - Drum instructor, drummer for Oleta Adams, recording artist and producer

Learn With Jazz Drumming Lessons Online

Over 300 step-by-step Jazz drum lessons online for drummers of every skill level.
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Intro To Jazz Drumming
The course you need to start learning Jazz on the drums.
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Jazz Drum Comping
Comp on the drums with the finesse of a pro.
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Brushes Mastery Course
Master the art of playing brushes on the drums.
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Jazz Drum Soloing

Learn how to play Jazz drum solos like great drummers Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Jeff Hamilton and Tony Williams.

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Jazz Drum Fills
Nail fluid and polished drum fills dripping with musicality.
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Afro-Cuban Drumming
Play all of the Latin grooves we use in Jazz drumming.
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Brazilian Drumming
Master the Samba, Bossa Nova and Baião drum grooves for your Jazz drumming.
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Jazz Drum Set Independence Patterns
Get the Jazz drumming independence of the greats.
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Fast Jazz Ride Cymbal
Play Swing at any tempo with this quick course.
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Jazz Drumming

Learn sizzling hi-hat licks for your Jazz drumming.

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Secrets of Jazz Drumming
Play great in any Jazz group with over 100 pro Jazz drummer secrets.
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Jazz Funk Drumming Feel
Swing your Funk beats and develop your pocket playing.
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Backing Tracks For Drums
120 ways to be a better Jazz drummer starting today.
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Beginner Drum Kit Set Up
Get the right gear and learn how to set your drums up like the pros in this course.
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Reading Drum Sheet Music
Learn how to read and play drum charts and music lead sheets like a pro. 
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Odd Meter Jazz Drumming

Learn to play Jazz Swing grooves and drum fills in both 3/4 and 5/4 time signatures.

Very inspiring and achievable. A wonderfully designed course (Brushes Mastery Course) that eliminates all the mystery and guesswork associated with the fine art of brushes. I was able to learn and improve immediately. All from an excellent drummer and teacher!
Ernest D.
Your courses are really instructive and I appreciate many of your ideas and good suggestions which are helpful in Jazz drumming. Besides, it is much fun!
Axel H.
As you probably know, it’s easy to hit a slump in your playing and feel like you’re not making any progress. Your courses have pulled me out of a slump. I finally feel like I’m getting better again!
Evan S.


Step-by-step Jazz drumming lessons online for all skill levels.
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Learn everything you need from scratch in this course pack to get swinging on your drums. Save yourself 45% too while you're building a rock solid Jazz drumming foundation. 

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9 Courses


This course pack covers everything you need to get you out there playing with other musicians. Enjoy 45% off while you sharpen your Jazz drumming skills.

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Dive into the world of Jazz drumming using the Monthly Groove Pass. Every course is within reach with an affordable monthly investment in your passion!
  • Full access to over 300 lessons
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  • Free monthly Drum Lab class
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Discover your Jazz drumming brilliance with the 6-Month Groove Pass— access all courses for a budget-friendly semi-annual investment in you!
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  • Free monthly Drum Lab class
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Immerse yourself in the universe of Jazz drumming through the Annual Groove Pass! All courses are at your fingertips with a budget-friendly yearly commitment to your musical journey!
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  • Full access to over 300 lessons
  • Ask Von Baron questions anytime
  • Free monthly Drum Lab class
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It's like there's a million things to play out there, but you have condensed all of JAZZ coordination into a series of lessons (Jazz Drum Set Independence Course)…Once I am done with this, I'll have the foundation to play rhythms like Brian Blade or any drummer for that matter….
Ajay J.

Jazz Drumming Lessons Online Courses

I’ve been enjoying your brushes course (Brushes Mastery Course) a lot and found some really useful lessons in there. The new Latin patterns beyond my basic Bossa are a godsend!
Francis O.
I want to express my gratitude for what you do. For me (and I'm sure others), your Intro to Jazz drumming has been practical, and I see my flow coming through. Your platform is simple and direct. I am really enjoying playing your tracks and overall it is a great experience. Thanks!
Richard D.

5 Reasons Beginner Drummers Should Learn Jazz Drums

Read this informative article for drummers of all styles. Learn how Jazz drumming will make it easy to drum in any style of music.

Need a little more help with your Jazz drumming?

Send me a direct message in the School and ask your questions in my monthly Drum Lab class. Just some of the perks for joining Jazz Drum School! 

Jazz drumming is for every drummer

Jazz drumming skills can make any drummer from any genre more successful. 
For years, I have been praising the benefits of Jazz drumming.  I am a Jazz drummer but I also play at least a dozen other styles of music on a regular basis. 

Learning Jazz drumming has opened countless doors and made me 100's of thousands of dollars over the years.  If I didn't know Jazz drumming, my music career would be very limited both creatively and financially. 

I want you to have many opportunities to enjoy playing drums and even make money while you do it.  I've created courses here that will guide you step-by-step to learn with Jazz drumming lessons online. 

When you're done, you'll have so much more drumming freedom to really play what you want to play and make great music with other musicians.   My courses will also help open doors to new playing opportunities for you. 

Why Jazz drumming lessons online?

The World has changed and so has the way we learn drums.  
Back when I was starting out, I always had in-person drum lessons.  They were beneficial of course, but had some limitations. 

One of the biggest limitations was that I had to remember everything that happened in my lesson and had no way of replaying the lesson to review things I may have forgotten. 
drum lessons online drum lessons are the way of the future.  You can now learn things at your own pace, in the comfort of your home and you can review your lessons as many times as you like. 

All of my Jazz drumming lessons online are also a one-time lifetime payment. No need to pay for annoying and costly monthly subscriptions. 

How to play Jazz on drums with Jazz drumming lessons online

Jazz drumming is more complex than most other styles and you need drum lessons online that teach you what you really need to know. 
There is a ton information out there about Jazz drumming.  Countless blog posts (including my own drumming blog) and videos are available at your fingertips.

With all of this information, it should be easy to get better at Jazz drumming, yes? Well, not really.

I estimate that about 50-60% of the Jazz drumming lessons online are not actually helpful for you to play Jazz drums skillfully. 

What you need are drum lessons that walk you step-by-step through the core concepts and exercises that will grow your Jazz drumming skills quickly and consistently.  My courses here at Jazz Drum School do exactly that.

I take even the most complicated parts of Jazz drumming and make them easy to understand. My goal after-all is for you to really learn how to play Jazz on drums and unlock your drumming imagination.

I'll help take the mystery out of Jazz drumming and make it easier for you to integrate Jazz with your current playing ability.

If you're just starting out, I recommend the Intro To Jazz Drumming course. Learn some essential Jazz drum beats, drum fills and concepts. You'll get a solid foundation for your Jazz drumming. 

After completing the Intro course, my Jazz Drum Comping Course will take your drumming to a higher level. "Comping" is short for accompanying and often uses rhythmic accents between the snare drum and bass drum while the ride cymbal and hi-hat maintain a constant groove. 

The Intro and Comping courses also have drum practice backing tracks to get you up and swinging while you practice with real musicians.

The Intro and Comping courses are also available in the Drum Lessons Starter Pack at a big discount.

After completing the Intro and Comping courses, my Jazz Drumming Solos and Fills Pack will get you moving smoothly and confidently around the drums.  

Drum brushes are another art form within Jazz drumming. To master the art of playing drums with brushes, I also recommend my Brushes Mastery Course

Finally, to take your drumming ability to incredible heights, you will really enjoy my Jazz Drum Set Independence Patterns, Brazilian Drumming and Afro-Cuban Drumming Courses. 

Jazz drumming lessons online for beginners

Drum lessons online are one of the best ways to improve your drumming. 
My Jazz drumming lessons online teach you how to play many styles of music we often play at Jazz gigs.  They also teach you about song structure and form as well as how to read Jazz drums sheet music. 

The right Jazz drumming lessons will give you all of the skills you need to succeed at drumming personally and professionally. One of the things most Jazz drumming lessons don't cover however, is how to connect your drumming to the rest of the band. 

I believe that 50% of your Jazz drumming lessons should cover the mechanics of playing Jazz drums. The other 50% should be how you connect your playing to the music and other musicians' playing. 

This 50/50 approach is the bedrock for all of my courses at Jazz Drum School.  With my Jazz drumming lessons online for beginners to advanced drum students, you'll gain confidence using your new Jazz drumming skills inside and outside of the practice room.

Drumming with brushes

Drumming with brushes is often the weakest part of drummer's playing. 
Drum brushes were used in drumming for the first time about 100 years ago.  Since that time, the way drum brushes are used, has evolved.

In the 21st Century, drum brushes playing has seen a resurgence in popularity and use across many genres of music. 

Hip-hop, Latin, R&B and Funk are some the styles in which we hear drummers using brushes today. The broad spectrum of texture and color that brushes provide also makes them ideal for sampling, looping and other music production. 

In my Brushes Mastery Course here at Jazz Drum School, you can learn smooth, impressive and useful drum brushes patterns and drum fills for a wide variety of drumming styles.  

Drumming with brushes is particularly important in playing Jazz music.  In the course, I teach them in a Jazz drumming context.  You will quickly see though, how you can use my patterns, fills and concepts in whatever styles of drumming you play. 

Drumming with drum sticks and drum brushes are equally important in Jazz drumming and beyond.  The Brushes Mastery Course Jazz drumming drumming lessons online will greatly strengthen your brushing ability.

Instructor: Von Baron

Thank you for visiting Jazz Drum School! 

During my 35+ years of Jazz drumming, I've performed with Jazz legends like Benny Golson, Stanley Jordan, Eddie Henderson and Geoff Keezer.  These experiences really strengthened my Jazz drumming abilities.

They also helped me figure out what's most important for you to learn in Jazz drumming. At Jazz Drum School, I cut through the information overload you see on the Internet. We get straight to the heart of what you need to learn to quickly get better at playing Jazz. 

Teaching 10,000 + drum lessons over the years has also helped me develop a teaching style that is relaxed and easy-to-follow. 

I'm grateful to the drummers in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia who are improving their drumming at Jazz Drum School.  Thank you too for checking out my Jazz drumming courses today!

While you're here, be sure to join my email list below so you know when new courses are launched. 

Be well and keep swingin'!  -Von

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