Complete online courses for every student, teacher & topic

 

The ultimate online learning platform
for teaching and mastering snare drum

The ultimate online learning platform
for teaching & mastering keyboard percussion

The ultimate online learning platform for
teaching & mastering four mallets

The ultimate online learning platform
for teaching & mastering music theory

Master the standard American drumming rudiments

The ultimate online learning platform
for teaching & mastering drumset

Two mallet etudes for sight-reading & building a repertoire of classic songs

A fun way to test your rhythmic & melodic music theory chops

10 drumming exercises every
Monster Musician has mastered

For individuals & ensembles to enjoy
& master sight-reading
 

   

Featuring 3 FRESH Teaching Tools

Featuring 3 
FRESH 
Teaching Tools

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Instructional Classes

Each instructor provides step-by-step teaching of originally designed curricula via professionally made Instructional Classes that will guide you and your students through every concept. Perfect for in-class lessons & homework assignments. 

 

Watch a Lesson
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PadLab‚ĄĘ Practice

PadLab‚ĄĘ is a revolutionary music learning tool by Rhythm Monster that gives you¬†& your students complete control¬†to practice every exercise and etude. You'll never teach the same again,¬†& your students will LOVE practicing at home!




Experience PadLab
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Play Along Videos

Once your students have learned a lesson¬†& practiced with PadLab‚ĄĘ, it's time to Play Along to awesome original music¬†from around the world. Perfect for playing tests¬†& fun for all levels of Monster¬†Percussionists!



 

Play Along with Mark

Mark Wessels

same trusted instructor, new Fresh Approach

 

An internationally respected author and educator, Mark is currently the Director of Education for the Avedis Zildjian Company. As a publisher, his ‚ÄúFresh Approach‚ÄĚ method books are among the most successful in the world, with over 500,000 copies in print between the current titles.¬†Over the past 25+ years, Mark has been instrumental in developing online educational content. In 1995 he founded one of the first websites devoted to percussion education (TheDrumClub.com). Since 2001,¬†he has worked to produce some of the most popular online percussion resources on vicfirth.com, including Essential Rudiments, Percussion 101, Groove Essentials, DCI/WGI In-the-Lot and ‚ÄúLearn the Music‚ÄĚ videos.¬†Mark has continually pushed the bar forward with percussion entertainment as well, producing videos from PASIC, Montreal DrumFest, UK Drum Show, VFJams, and Zildjian Live productions to name a few.¬†He has continually pushed the bar forward in percussion education and is excited to partner with Rhythm Monster to create this ground-breaking digital series for percussion students of all ages.

Key Benefits for...

 

School Districts


Budget Efficiency:
Competitive pricing compared to online music learning platforms.

Asset Protection: Safeguard your percussion equipment investment with more engaged and committed percussion students, a demographic with costly overhead.


Compliance and Security: Compliant with all state and federal agencies with no student information data or tracking.

Competitive Advantage: Implementing Rhythm Monster reinforces your program as an innovative and forward-thinking institution, giving your school a competitive edge in future ensemble performances and attracting talented educators.

 

Educators


Reduced Attrition:
Engaging media and learning tools help lower student attrition rates.

Trusted Curriculum: Use of the Fresh Approach curriculum, a trusted percussion method.

Integration: Seamless integration with classroom and student management systems.

Flexibility: All media is easily adaptable into other curricula.

Interactive In-Class Tools: PadLab‚ĄĘ is an ideal in-class tool for material breakdown.

Assessment Tools:
Play Along videos facilitate live or video-based assessment.

 

Students


Step-by-Step Guidance:
Provides clear directions for software use and course instruction.

Class Review: Instructional Classes assist with independent review of in-class material.

At-Home Practice: PadLab‚ĄĘ offers an interactive practice environment for home use.

Recording and Review: Easily record and upload performances for review.

Fun through Success: Encourages fun in practicing by experiencing steady and frequent success in musical accomplishment.

Try it for Free

" Beginning Percussion is my favorite class now! "

As a woodwind specialist, I didn't think I would ever be comfortable starting my percussion students. 
I feel so confident now thanks to this online series!

‚ÄĒ Jennifer K,¬†Band Faculty¬†
Richmond, CA
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" Beginning Percussion is my favorite class now! "

As a woodwind specialist, I didn't think I would ever be comfortable starting my percussion students. 
I feel so confident now thanks to this online series!

‚ÄĒ Jennifer K,¬†Band Faculty¬†
Richmond, CA
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Try it For Free!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safe, Compliant, Accessible

 

 


Digital safety is one of our highest concerns, especially for students. All Rhythm Monster educational products are hosted and delivered by some of the most trusted digital platforms in the world. No personal student or faculty information is ever shared, and users are only tracked for progress reports. 

Rhythm Monster complies with all US federal guidelines for digital safety and security. 

All courses are delivered on a single streaming platform that delivers to any device with wifi‚ÄĒ school or personal‚ÄĒ PC, laptop, tablet or mobile on all major browsers.

 

Safe, Compliant, Accessible


Digital safety is one of our highest concerns, especially for students. All Rhythm Monster educational products are hosted and delivered by some of the most trusted digital platforms in the world. No personal student or faculty information is ever shared, and users are only tracked for progress reports. 

Rhythm Monster complies with all US federal guidelines for digital safety and security. 

All courses are delivered on a single streaming platform that delivers to any device with wifi‚ÄĒ school or personal‚ÄĒ PC, laptop, tablet or mobile on all major browsers.

 

Chris Retschulte Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum Testimonial

"His videos showcase the highest quality."

Not only does this open the door for many more kids to participate in percussion, it allows the students to work at home and still receive quality instruction. His videos showcase the highest quality of information, instruction, and production. I would recommend this to anyone!  

Chris Retschulte
Percussion Director 
Rockhill HS, Prosper, TX 
Neil Quinn Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum Testimonial

"King Midas of Percussion Education."

Mark Wessels is the 'King Midas' of percussion education. Everything he has put out, from the 5-Minute Theory books to the most recent edition of the Fresh Approach video series, has been solid gold! My 45+ years of performing and teaching says that one couldn't go wrong using Mark's methods. I heartedly recommend the Fresh Approach methods video series!  

Neil L. Quinn
Vic Firth Artist, Educator
Lake Charles, LA
Cassy Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum Testimonial

"WAY better than searching on YouTube!"

Drums are awesome, and there's so much to find online. YouTube has been my go-to until now, but this is WAY better! I usually watch and play along from my phone, and PadLab is my new favorite game (tho I know it's totally not a game). 

Cassy 
Future Monster Drummer 
Lansing, MI

"Do Yourself a Favor and  subscribe now!"

It is always fun to get the information straight from the source. Mark begins each lesson with warm-ups to develop and reinforce great technique and sound quality. This would be great for beginners as well as a way to review for the older students. He presents all materials in a clear and concise manner making learning efficient and ‚ÄĒ most importantly ‚ÄĒ FUN! Since we're all in a weird place with a combination of virtual and in person learning, this program is worth eery penny for the young percussionist. Do yourself a a favor and subscribe now!¬†¬†

Robert Anderson
Percussion Instructor
Dallas, TX

TEACHING & LEARNING PERCUSSION 
DOESN’T HAVE TO BE DIFFICULT!


With over 500,000 copies in print, the 
Fresh Approach series of instructional books are some of the world’s most-used percussion methods of all time.


MARK WESSELS will guide you and your students step-by-step through every concept. All you need to do is hit "play."

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