Drum Teachers Blog

An Evening With Ash Soan

Event Schedule

Date

Tuesday 30th May, 2017

Venue

The Cavern Club, Mathew St, Liverpool, L2 6RE

Doors

7:30pm

Stage Time

8:00pm - 10:00pm strict, no overrun

With a CV covering artists such as Squeeze, Del Amitri, Seal, Adele, Trevor Horn, Robbie Williams - the list could go on - Ash Soan has become a first-call drummer in a music industry that has shrunk to minimal proportions in terms of sales of recorded media and session recording opportunities. Yes, it's pretty bleak out there, but for a handful of lucky and talented drummers, the phone keeps ringing in an industry that bears little resemblance to the pre-download glory days of old.

One such drummer riding the crest of this difficult wave is the UK's very own Ash Soan and we are pleased to present him for one night only at Liverpool's legendary Cavern Club

If you are interested in learning about what it takes to be a successful session musician in today's lean climate and watching a Master at his craft, then your money will be well spent.

Tickets cost £10.00 each and can be purchased via ADC Drums.

Ash is endorsed by Vic Firth Sticks and Beaters:

 
By Julian Marsden
Posted on 8th May, 12:13pm

The Camp

We have an incredible camp lined up this year. Our instructors will be drumming legends Simon Phillips (The Who/Toto) and Steve Smith (Journey/Vital Information), plus Todd Sucherman (Styx/Brian Wilson) and Will Calhoun (Living Colour/Mike Stern). The camp will run August 4-8 at the world-renowned Vic's Drum Shop in Chicago. All ages - all playing levels.

What You Get

The camp opens on August 4 with an intimate concert at Martyrs' Music Club in Chicago. Two instructors will play with our world-class band of James Genus (Herbie Hancock/Saturday Night Live), Vinny Valentino (George Benson/Vital Information), Stu Mindeman (Kurt Elling), and Chrissi Poland (Sam Moore/Dave Weckl). 

On August 5, you'll sit in a small class of just 15 with one of our four instructors...all day! In the evening, you'll attend a jam where YOU get to play with the band! You then rotate to another instructor for each of the next three days, spending ALL DAY with each! On August 8, we'll close with one more concert at Martyrs', featuring two more drumming instructors and our band! 

Is The Camp Right For You?

The camp attracts kids, teenagers (including those preparing for music school), working adults who only play drums on the side or want to get back into playing, and serious pro drummers. We place you in a small group of 15 drummers who are around the same level as you. So, the only real prerequisite is: you have to be the kind of person who would love the opportunity to sit in a small class with one of these instructors!

And this part is important: the camp is completely non-competitive. We all support each other to get better.

Now entering our 11th year with this camp, I can't tell you how many hugs, handshakes, and e-mails I get after the camp thanking me and the instructors! There's just a great feeling of comradery experiencing something like this - together - and everyone seems to walk away with a ton of ideas to work on - and endless inspiration.

Interested?

You can read more, watch videos, and see what we've done at past camps here: www.drumfantasycamp.com. You can always write to me with any questions here:  questions@drumfantasycamp.com.

I hope to hear from you - and I hope to meet you Drum Fantasy Camp, August 4-8 at Vic's Drum Shop in Chicago!

Steven Orkin
Director - Drum Fantasy Camp
questions@drumfantasycamp.com 
www.drumfantasycamp.com

By Julian Marsden
Posted on 28th Apr, 5:49pm

The UK National Drum Fair and Redditch Palace Theatre are proud to announce an exciting new drumming event.
 
Starting Thursday 18th May 2017 at 7:30pm, there will be a monthly drum clinic hosted by Matt Green from the UK National Drum Fair. They will be inviting some of the UK's top drumming talent to perform at The Studio, Palace Theatre, Redditch. This a unique event in the way you can get up and close with the performers, ask questions and connect with other drummers during the evening. So whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting out, this event will have something for everyone.
 
There will also be a chance of a deserving local player every month to join the clinic via an open audition held a few weeks before. So whether you are a student, amateur or playing regularly in a band and would like the chance of playing with some of the countries leading drummers, please go to the website and fill in the form on the ‘Apply to Play’ page. No age limit.
 
This first clinic will see 2 of the countries leading drummers, Matt Green and Ian Palmer. See below for more info.
 
So whether you are a budding drummer or a music/drumming enthusiast, this event of drums is an evening not to be missed.
All this for a ticket price of £10 available from Redditch Palace Theatre box office or via their website.
 
For more information on the www.palacedrumclinic.com please either email info@palacedrumclinic.com or call 07973 840635. 
 
By Julian Marsden
Posted on 24th Apr, 1:53pm

A compilation of various grooves and styles which you can watch here, performed in the studio by UK Session Drummer, Paul Elliott.

Check Out Free Downloads @ www.paulelliottdrums.com

For more info on lessons with Paul please visit's Paul's profile page.

 

By Julian Marsden
Posted on 18th Apr, 12:13pm

If you're interested in all levels of drumming, please check out the following details:

 

Bob's Boot Camp in Barnsley Easter Easter Holiday 2017:

 

10th to the 13th of April.

&

18th to the 21st of April.

 

Beginners session 9.00 till 10.00

Intermediate session 10.15 till 11.15

Advanced session 11.30 till 12.30

 

The sessions are carried out on acoustic, electronic kits and practice pads.

 

Prices are £7 per session or £20 for 4 sessions.

 

Places limited. Email enquiries@rhythminc.co.uk

 

 

By Julian Marsden
Posted on 28th Mar, 10:13am