Drum Teachers Blog

Hi Everyone,

Due to expansion of the Business, East Midlands Performing Arts Academy, based in Mansfield now require drum teachers.

All applicants must be grade 6 and above within their discipline, DBS checked and relevant teaching experience. Knowledge of the RSL (Rockschool) syllabus would be preferable.

This post at present is Wednesday evenings 5-9pm + extra cover when required, pay is £14ph.

Would ideally suite working musician or recently qualified graduates, to join our excellent faculty and teaching environment.

All applicants please send CV to info@eastmidlandsperformingarts.com

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

By Julian Marsden
Posted on 13th Jul, 11:43am
 
Drum Faster Premium Lessons Site Launched
 
Launched in 2017 is the new online drum lesson site from Chris Bowling, Drum Faster. "Having played alongside metal bands such as: Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, Chelsea Grin and major festivals such as Download Festival I feel it is time for me to give something back to drummers" (Chris Bowling, Drum Faster founder). The website features high quality audio and visuals with clearly explained lessons for players of all levels. 
 
If you join Drum Faster you can expect:
  • New lessons every month 
  • Learn from experienced tutors 
  • Learn at a pace that suits you 
  • A selection of beats, fills and techniques to learn 
  • Courses covering a range of topics to help improve your playing 
  • High quality play along tracks with and without click track
 
Currently you can get your first month of membership for just £10.00
 
 
 
By Julian Marsden
Posted on 1st Jul, 3:34pm
 
Rich Wilson and RAW studios are hosting a not be missed drummers weekend in September this year. The event will feature two legends of the UK drum industry Steve White and Craig Blundell. The two day session will see two groups of 12 students spending approx 6 hours with each teacher over the weekend.
 
Places are almost all sold out so this is first come first served basis. (Not recommended for beginners).
 

Craig Blundell endorses Paiste Cymbals

Steve White endroses Vic Firth Sticks

By Julian Marsden
Posted on 2nd Jun, 2:16pm

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