818 Music Pro

Online Drum Lessons

818 Music Pro

Company profile


818 Music Pro is a digital music teaching, collaboration, and publishing platform based in Los Angeles, USA. The company is redefining the online music lesson environment through offering unique content from some of the world’s greatest active musicians.

Business situation

“You’re an aspiring drummer, but you can’t afford the time and money to make the hundreds of kilometers/miles round-trip necessary to play with a world known teacher who can help you to get to a new level in drums. So why not do it online?”

Though, teaching music via video isn’t a new idea and there are many places on the web that provide such services, it is not easy to find a well organized and brilliantly recorded drum lessons from teachers that are all active drummers in some of the world’s biggest bands including: Jose Pasillas – drummer for ‘Incubus’, Glen Sobel – drummer for ‘Alice Cooper’, and Craig Macintyre – drummer for ‘The Goo Goo Dolls’. The above was one of the main reasons for 818 Music Pro in providing clear, concise, and (most importantly) structured online drum lesson programs for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced players. 818 Music Pro had required an attractive, modern, fully-functional and expandable solution for a web portal that helps students all over the world in learning drum lessons from the pros.


After a deep, comprehensive analysis and a set of very intense and productive meetings between our business analysts and the client a solution, that involves the following components, has been approved:Solution Video Storage. A powerful, secure and world known service to store high-res videos with the possibility of displaying them under the selected domains only has been selected.
CMS Website. Secure, modern, flexible, easy to use, fast to develop and expandable CMS system has been developed to meet the basic web portal requirements.
e-Commerce Solution. Most important feature of the developed e-Commerce solution is a possibility to support both: common products and (most important) renewable web subscriptions with recurring monthly or yearly payments.
Online Payments. An international secure online payment processing system with the possibility to support recurring payments has been setup.
CRM System. A CRM system has been setup to enhance customer relations, maximize selling and marketing, and to improve internal communication.


The company’s first lesson portal, features Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper’s drummer), Craig Macintyre (Josh Grobin and The Goo Goo Dolls), and Andy Sanesi who has drummed for Eminem & Justin Timberlake. The implemented design and functionality of 818drums.com portal meets with the sense of its slogan:

“Learn how to play the drums anytime, anyplace, anywhere with structured lesson programs from the world’s greatest drummers.”

The portal already has lots of exciting features and much more to come!


  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • MySQL
  • HTML5
  • Javascript
  • E-Commerce
  • CRM

Some detailed information not disclosed due to NDA restrictions