MWI 536 – Intro to Playing the Drum Set

July 22-26, 2024

This course is designed for those who have little or no experience or formal training in drum set performance or practice. Teaching is directed toward enabling you to acquire a facility for yourself, and in turn, to help you teach and coach your student drummers in developing better skills and overall musicianship. You’ll learn about technique, styles (including rock, jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban), improvisation, reading, repertoire, and drum equipment. No equipment is required; you will be supplied with a pair of sticks, a method book, and a play-along CD. Each student will sit at their own professional drum set that includes all cymbals and hardware.


Daily Schedule

MWI 536 will meet in person at West Chester University from July 22-26 from 8:30-4:30. An overview of the daily schedule is forthcoming.

Workshop Registration and Course Enrollment

Professional Development (Act 48) Workshop Registration


Participant - $1200
Current WCU Undergraduate Student - $500
Audit the Course - $500

If you register for the Workshop you will not receive graduate credit through WCU.

Professional Development (Act 48) Workshop Registration

Course Enrollment

  • MWI 536 – Instrumental Music Seminar
    • 3 credits
    • Can count as an elective course for any of our Masters Degrees.

Tuition Costs

In-State Tuition - $516 per credit plus fees
Out-of-State Tuition - $774 per credit plus fees

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Contact Dr. Marci Major at if you have questions about enrolling for graduate credit.


Marc Dicciani

Marc Dicciani

Marc Dicciani

Nick Costa