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Henrique De Almeida

Professor, Berklee College of Music

35+ years experience teaching
Colorado Springs, CO

Drum Set Artist


Published Author

Classes Start June 1

In Person OR Online

Hi!  I'm Henrique De Almeida

Not sure what to practice?  Have you bought a TON of drum books but none of them have given you the results you need?  My goal for you is to keep you accountable and focused in your drumming. 

Whether you're getting ready for a college audition/placement audition or wanting to improve your hand technique or learn how to get paid in the music business, I'm your guy.  I've helped thousands of students over the past 30+ years and I know how to get you results.

Welcome to The Drum Set Coach Academy!

I will help keep you accountable so you get the results you need.
Take a look at our school in Colroado.

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June 11 - The Truth Project Band @ Epiphany, 32 S. Tejon, Suite 200, 8pm-10:30pm

July 8 - The Truth Project Band @ Jazz in the Garden, Grace & St. Stephens Church, 601-631 N Tejon St, 7pm-8:30pm

Aug 5 - The Truth Project Band, @ The Drum Set Coach Academy (790 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO) 6pm

Sept 10 - The Truth Project Band @ Epiphany, 32 S. Tejon, Suite 200, 8pm-10:30pm

Oct 29 - The Truth Project Band, @ The Drum Set Coach Academy (790 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO) 6pm

Dec 3 - The Truth Project Band, @ The Drum Set Coach Academy (790 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO) 6pm

Henrique Exclusively Plays The Following Musical Products:


The Ultimate Hand Technique Book

A complete hand technique development course: • Learn the simplest and fastest&nbs...

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The Moeller Technique Book

The materials contained in this book were originally compiled to be used in conjunction with my online video lessons,...

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Polyrhythmic Possibilities Book

This book contains a vast collection of snare drum solos, drum set etudes and technical exercises that will help you ...

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Brazilian Rhythms Play Alongs and Charts

$10.00 USD

This Brazilian Rhythms package includes 10 charts and tracks with and without drums. Styles include samba de batucada...

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Intro to Afro-Caribbean Rhythms for the Drum Set

$99.00 USD

This includes play along tracks in the styles of: Afro Cuban 6/8MamboCha Cha ChaSongoConga & MozambiqueAnd a BONU...

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Lifetime access once you purchase a course.

The 26 American Rudiments Course

Learn The 26 American Rudiments by family.  You can practice with the videos anytime.    This will mov...

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Ultimate Hand Technique Course

This is a complete course that would normally be about 4 semesters of instruction.  Henrique will give you many ...

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Polyrhythmic Possibilities Course

The materials contained in this course were originally compiled to be used in conjunction with my live private d...

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Beyond the Moeller Technique Course

Drawn from the Civil War Era drumming, the Moeller method combines a variety of techniques with the goal of improving...

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Extensions From The Teachings of Alan Dawson Course

John Ramsay (Berklee College of Music Professor) takes you through some of Alan Dawson's most important teachings and...

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Bonus Extensions From The Teachings of Alan Dawson, Presented by Henrique De Almeida

BONUS: DRUM SET EXTENSIONS From The Teachings of Alan Dawson Henrique De Almeida - PASIC Clinic 2018   Braz...

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Need Help With Your Upcoming Audition?

You will get audition tips from a Berklee Professor who has auditioned hundreds of students.

Henrique De Almeida: Professor at the Berklee College of Music & TheDrumSetCoach

This coach is for REAL! 

What others are saying

Omar Hakim

Henrique De Almeida is a master at designing drum set educational materials that are both challenging and informative. He has the gift of being able to impart foundational concepts with clarity, while maintaining a focused direction that will deliver positive results to drummers at many levels of study. Inspiring!

Billy Cobham

Henrique De Almeida shows strong direction and leadership in his approach to playing the drums. This is a trait that can be passed on to those who choose to abide by his opinions and direction as a consultant and teacher.

John Ramsay

Henrique has quickly become one of the most respected and requested teachers in the Berklee College of Music Percussion Department. In many ways, he is the model and prime example of the Artist/Educator.

Kenwood Denard

Henrique De Almeida is a very accomplished and virtuosic percussionist, and he is a man with HEART!  Not only does he have his Brazilian tradition but also really understands what we are doing in America.  He is also a master of Polyrhythms!"

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