Welcome to the Ultimate Drum Lesson Library
Join hundreds of students worldwide and transform your drumming today.
Working through Louie’s methods on foundation, technique and dynamics have made a dramatic difference to my playing. Rather than focusing on fancy grooves and licks, his approach actually gets much deeper into my playing. I can honestly say that I’ve improved after every single lesson.Neil Roberts Play Better Drums member
Lessons and Courses
From drum set fundamentals to groove concepts and advanced improvisation techniques, the huge library of over 200 video lessons will give new direction and focus to your practicing.
Practice at home or on the road! Watch the full HD videos on your iPod, iPhone, desktop or Android, 24/7.
PDFs & Play-Alongs
There are downloadable PDFs that accompany lessons with detailed transcriptions and examples. The members area also features world-class MP3 play-alongs with amazing musicians so you can apply the techniques you've learned in a real-world situation.
'Lick of the Month' Lessons
A lot of the emphasis at Play Better Drums is on the fundamentals of drumming and improving your foundation but each month we take a little break and look at a unique 'lick' or phrase that you can add into your playing immediately.
Performance & Practice Room Footage
Extended clips from the practice room are featured on the site as well as rare and unrealised clips from performances around the world.
Lesson Requests & Personal Feedback
Struggling with a certain topic or technique? You can email in footage of yourself playing or practicing and receive individual feedback on your drumming. You can also request your own lesson topics anytime by emailing in or commenting underneath lesson posts.
I've been playing drums for 20 years and I've always struggled to find the right teacher or method to accomplish my drumming goals. There were always missing pieces to the puzzle. Very quickly into Louie's program, I realized that he was presenting those missing pieces. This site is no-nonsense, straight-up and to the point. My hands are stronger, my playing is stronger and the tools Louie offers are fantastic. Thanks Louie.Dan Seipel, Play Better Drums member
What are the lessons about?
Lick of the Month
...plus MANY more including:
- Independence Exercises
- Foot Technique
- Groove Vocabulary
- Extreme Endurance Exercises
- Hand & Foot Combinations
- Groove Library Lessons
- Building your own Vocabulary
- Drum Sound and Recording
- Foundation Course
- Jazz Independence Course
- Hand Technique Course
- Groove Independence Course
When you enroll you get instant access to:
- New lessons every month
- The complete lesson library (over 200 videos!)
- Downloadable PDF's and world-class play-alongs
- 'Lick of the Month' Lessons
- Footage from performances and the practice room
- Request lessons and get feedback on your playing
Does it work on iPads/iPods/iPhones?
Yes, the videos play on all of these devices and also on Android devices and regular desktop computers.
Are these lessons for beginners or advanced players?
At Play Better Drums there is so much emphasis on fundamentals and foundation that the lessons will suit all levels. Everything is explained very methodically and all exercises are slowed down and discussed in detail in every lesson.
Do I have to download the videos to watch them?
No, all the videos are streamed directly to your device. You can watch them anywhere, anytime with an internet connection.
How can I pay for my membership?
You can use any credit card or even funds from your bank account, all through PayPal. PayPal is the number one way to send and receive money on the internet and it’s very safe and reliable. If you don’t have a PayPal account, just go to www.paypal.com and it’ll take a few seconds to set one up.
Am I locked in to a long-term commitment?
Nope. You can cancel at any time with the click of one button. (Please read the terms and conditions before you sign-up).
Why Study with Louie?
The internet is so flooded with drum teaching material, it can be hard to know what's what. The difference at Play Better Drums is that Louie is a professional musician who is out there in the real world playing, recording and touring with world-renowned artists. Louie has played and recorded with some of the best musicians on the planet like Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Janek Gwizdala, Tim Lefebvre, Mitch Forman, Gary Husband, Jason Rebello and knows what it's like to play in a variety of settings and knows what tools you need as a drummer to sound good in many different environments.
In addition he spent years honing his craft and studying with some of the world's greatest drummers including Dave Weckl, Thomas Lang, Peter Erskine, Chris Coleman, Virgil Donati and Will Kennedy.
Start your journey today and transform your drumming...