MasterClass: Sheila E. Teaches Drumming and Percussion course available now

MasterClass, the online-learning platform has announced a brand new course with world-renowned drummer and percussionist, Sheila E (opens in new tab).

During the 15-video course (clocking in at two-and-a-half hours), Sheila - who has famously recorded, performed and collaborated with the likes of Prince, George Duke, Marvin Gaye, Gloria Estefan, Ringo Starr, Beyonce (to name a few) - takes you through her approach to drumming and playing percussion.

Subjects covered in the series include getting started on the drums, learning beats, solos and fills, playing with a band as well as how to play staple percussion instruments such as congas and timbales and more.

In order to watch Sheila E Teaches Drumming And Percussion, you’ll need to sign up for a MasterClass account, which also gives you access to more than 80 video courses (Music courses include tutorials from Tom Morello, Timbaland, Carlos Santana, deadmau5, Christina Aguilera). MasterClass also offers a free 3-day trial so you can try out the site’s courses before you commit to an annual membership.

Access Sheila E drum lessons and more at Masterclass (opens in new tab)

Access Sheila E drum lessons and more at Masterclass (opens in new tab)
For just $/£15 per month, Masterclass delivers exclusive content with pioneers and experts in their field. The all-new Sheila E class consists of 15 video lessons, totaling 2.5 hours of world-class tuition.

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.