Volume 1 - Online Course

Would you like to play the drums?
We offer a step-by-step method that accompanies the learning process.

Thierry Hochstätter develops rhythmic exercises that will show you how to improve. 

Volume 1
10 lessons
31 video tutorials
161 exercises

These lessons form the basis of a year’s study.
A didactic guide for the drums teacher on how to use this methodology in a personal way with students,
and also how to use it for self-learning.

A practice experience to inspire young students to work on rhythm on the drums that can be adapted to other learning experiences.


You will learn the drums starting with the basics.
With the practice of Volume 1 you will acquire all the basic techniques to play with other instruments, always with the intention of encouraging artistic expression.

Who is it for?

Drums teachers, percussionists, high-school teachers and self-taught youths who wish to learn the drums.



Without words.


This is an on-line course.
For all those signed-up there will be a final Master Class with Thierry Hochstätter via streaming in Spring 2021.

The video and other material will be available for 6 months for anyone who cannot follow the streaming of the Master class.



  • Rhythm

  • Stick Control

  • Cymbal System

  • Coordination

  • Reading

  • Fills

  • Copy

  • Improvisation



Vol 1 part 1 (5 lessons, 15 videos) 67€

Vol 1 part 2 (5 lessons, 16 videos) 67€

Vol 1 full course (10 lessons, 31 videos) 210€


This material is intended as a year’s work based on 1 lesson a week
All videos will be available online for 2 years to enable students to practice at their own rhythm. 

TH DRUMS Method will be produced in 7 Volumes which will be available progressively online.

Prepare yourself to be a drummer!


Thierry Hochstätter

Musicien, composer, pedagog, PerkImBa Artistic Director















Thierry Hochstätter was born in Geneva, where he studied at the Conservatory, before perfecting his skills at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern and at the Musician Institute in Los Angeles. 


Composer and musician, his favorite instruments are drums and percussions. A stage and studio musician, he has collaborated with many artists, including Moncef Genoud, Quai des Brumes, Jean-Pierre Huser, Zero Heroes, Alpes, Patrice Moullet, Robyn Kenyatta, Youssou N'Dour, Zizi Jeanmaire and Bernie Constantin.


Staff percussionist of Béjart Ballet Lausanne (BBL) since 1994, most of his work as a composer is closely linked to the world of theater and choreography, with notably collaborations for Maurice Béjart, Roland Petit and Gil Roman.


In parallel with his career as a composer and musician, Thierry teaches at École Atelier Rudra de Maurice Béjart, at the Barcelona Institut del Teatre, organizes clinics for Zildjian Cymbale Cie, and in various other institutions. 


He is also the co-founder and artistic director of Citypercussion, the co-founder of ASAP2 new concept and the artistic director of PerkImBa Cia. 

Thierry Hochstätter Bio PerkImBa

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