4th Annual Drummer’s Reality Camp Returns June 27-30
LAMA College for Music Professionals, DrumChannel.com Welcome Terry Bozzio, Peter Erskine, Dave Elitch, Alex Acuna, Ziggy Modeliste, Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro, Uli Frost and More
Pasadena, CA – LAMA College for Music Professionals (LAMA) today announced the star-studded lineup of top drummers for its fourth annual Drummer’s Reality Camp. The one-of-a-kind camp spans four days, June 27-30, at LAMA College for Music Professionals and includes clinics, concerts, lectures, performance ensembles, private lessons, as well as a factory tour of DW Drums and a taping at DrumChannel.com studios in Oxnard, California. The camp is $699; campers can access a 10% off promo code by visiting the school’s Facebook page.
“Drummer’s Reality Camp is a wonderful opportunity for drummers of all ages and skill levels to interact with and learn from the best drummers of our time,” says Mike Packer, vice president and drum instructor at LAMA. “The intimate environment of LAMA allows campers to make new friends and acquaintances from the drumming world and get up close and personal with some of the most respected names in drumming.”
“We’re excited to join Drummer’s Reality Camp in partnership with LAMA again this year,” says Don Lombardi, founder of DrumChannel.com. “We’ve jam-packed the schedule with informative clinics, lessons and ensembles so participants get real world experience and a broad understanding of different backgrounds, genres and styles.”
Participating drummers include Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons, Frank Zappa), Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta), Peter Erskine (Steely Dan, Weather Report; USC Thornton School of Music), Alex Acuña (Paul McCartney, Chick Corea) and Ziggy Modeliste (The Meters, Keith Richards). Drum recording specialist Uli Frost, as well as LAMA’s Drum Department Co-Chairs Ralph Humphrey and Joe Porcaro, rock drums instructor Dave Beyer and jazz drums instructor Tony Inzalaco round out this year’s lineup.
A complete schedule is available here: http://www.lama.edu/images/documents/DRC-schedule-2013.pdf
About LAMA College for Music Professionals
LAMA is regarded as one of the premiere music schools in the world, for students who desire an intimate and friendly, yet serious and rigorous contemporary music education. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and located in Pasadena, a suburb of Los Angeles, CA, LAMA offers A.A. degrees and diplomas in music production (music producer and composing for visual media) and music performance (drums, bass, guitar or vocals). Founded in 1996, LAMA has provided a solid musical foundation for more than 1,500 international and domestic students. The Academy offers a significant number of real world playing situations with professional musicians, not just peers, setting the school apart from other prestigious music institutions. LAMA gives its students the skills necessary to apply their learning in a wide variety of professional situations in the music industry.
Drum Channel is the world’s leading, award-winning educational drumming website, featuring hundreds of live and on-demand lessons, shows and master classes. Drum Channel instructors include Terry Bozzio, Chad Smith, Neil Peart, Tony Royster, Jr., Gregg Bissonette, Peter Erskine, Cobus Potgeiter and many more.
More photos from 2012:
Warm weather, trips to the beach, hiking outdoors… While summer is a the time for all those things, it’s a great opportunity to polish your musical chops. Prestigious music schools and colleges often offer summer music programs and camps that are open to musicians of all ages and skill levels. Music schools also have more advanced programs for experienced musicians. For the beginner it can be a great way to mingle with music royalty — while at the same time, you’ll get a taste of what day to day life is like at a music college. For the experienced student, a Summer music program can keep you fresh! Nothing would be worse than forgetting what you learned because of too much fun in the sun!
At LA Music Academy’s Summer Program, students write an original song, play in Ensemble Workshops, record, see their instructors performing daily, and much more. As with all programs at the Academy, the small, friendly environment and personal attention combined with daily playing/singing gives the student the most focused style-specific musical training possible in one week. LAMA is currently taking admission submissions now so what are you waiting for? Sign up here .
Guitarists and bassists must possess basic tablature reading skills. Placement evaluations will be held after orientation on the first day. Most students are teens and adults, but children as young as 9 are welcome.
Look for the info about summer music camps on music college websites, like LA Music Academy’s Third Annual Drummers Reality Camp. You may remember the DRC camp from the first two years, which featured some of the top drummers in the world. Taking place June 27th-30th, 2012 #DRC is brought to you by Drum Channel, Guitar Center, and LA Music Academy College of Music. Here you’ll have a chance to hang with and learn from the best drummers on the planet! The 2012 lineup includes Neil Peart, Doane Perry, Jim Keltner, Gil Sharone, Marco Minneman, Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro, Tony Inzalaco, Gary Ferguson, and Uli Frost!
Just because admission requirements for the camp are open to more people doesn’t mean experienced musicians shouldn’t take part as well. In fact some of LAMA’s best students will be sitting front row – who wouldn’t want to hear awesome stories and insight from Rush’s Neil Peart?! For more info on DRC visit the official website. We’ll see you in June!
SO! Don’t fall prey to the summer slack off that some musicians do. You don’t have to ditch the beach and relaxation, but keep sharp and sign up for a summer music experience of some kind!
Neil Peart, Doane Perry, Gil Sharone, Zigaboo Modeliste, Marco Minneman, Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro, Tony Inzalaco, Gary Ferguson and Uli Frost are confirmed for the third annual Drummer’s Reality Camp, June 27-30, 2012 at Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music (and one day at DrumChannel.com studios).
For more information, CLICK HERE. The new Facebook page is up: www.facebook.com/drummersrealitycamp. Stay up to date and connect by liking the page today. Didn’t get a chance to attend last year? Check out the new 2012 promo video for some highlights!
Please help us spread the word about this fantastic event!
We’re very excited for the third annual Drummer’s Reality Camp at LA Music Academy (and one day at DrumChannel.com studios). They haven’t even announced official dates yet, but usually takes place at the end of June/early July. We’ll know more about dates and artists very soon.
For now, there is a brand new Facebook page up: www.facebook.com/drummersrealitycamp. Go like the page so you don’t miss any announcements or news!
Here’s a wrap up video from last year. Please help spread the word about this fantastic event!
It’s time to recognize the children…not screaming babies on the airplane, or dirty diapers and messes they leave behind. But we want to highlight them playing music! It seems every day google alerts come in: “8 year old drums black page”or “6 year old blazes through November Rain” so we compiled a list of just 5 of the gnarliest kids performances found on YouTube…though there are so many more. What other ones do you think we need to watch?
Insane Guitar Kid - We remember learning the guitar in Junior High and trying to master Jimmy Page’s Stairway To Heaven solo. How about at 5 years old!?
System of a Down-Toxicity, Drum Cover, 5 Year Old Drummer, Jonah Rocks – This video needs no explanation just watch! Let’s get this kid to Drummer’s Reality Camp next year!
The Next Mozart? 6-Year Old Piano Prodigy Wows All- Could this 6 year old really be the next Mozart? After watching her skills she very well may be!
O Holy Night – Incredible child singer 7 yrs old – Get this girl to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl!
Little Boy Singing The Blues In A Guitar Store. What great pipes on this kid! Must watch.
Hope you enjoyed all these videos LAMA-heads. You better practice extra hard this semester there is going to be some stiff competition from the next generation!
DrumChannel.com and Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music hosted the Second Annual Drummer’s Reality Camp June 29 – July 2, 2011. Guest artists included Alex Acuña, Kenny Aronoff, Terry Bozzio, Jim Keltner, Cobus Potgieter, Gil Sharone, Thomas Pridgen, Cobus Potgieter and LA Music Academy’s own Ralph Humphrey, Dave Beyer, Aaron Serfaty, Tony Inzalaco and Joe Porcaro. The four-day event took place at LA Music Academy in Pasadena. Campers were treated to workshops, lessons, master classes, special performances, meet & greets/autograph sessions, a DW Drums factory tour and in-studio, live clinic by Terry Bozzio at DrumChannel.com studios. Drummer’s Reality Camp will return again in 2012.
Second Annual Drummer’s Reality Camp starts tomorrow at LA Music Academy College of Music. You can follow @LAmusicacademy on Twitter for daily updates and photos from camp! Spots still available — sign up for the whole week or for individual days here: http://bit.ly/fGEpk8. The school is really excited to be hosting this in conjunction with DrumChannel.com — give them a visit if you haven’t checked out the site. Remember, everyone who signs up this year gets a free DrumChannel.com subscription for one year! Check out this awesome schedule of events:
WEDNESDAY JUNE 29TH
10-11:15am – Playing Techniques w/ Ralph Humphrey
11:30am-1pm – Ensemble Workshop w/ Ralph Humphrey
1-2pm – Lunch Break
2-3:15pm – Thomas Pridgen Clinic
3:30-5pm – Gil Sharone Clinic
5-7pm Dinner Break & Private Lessons
7-9pm Roundtable (featuring Jim Keltner, Matt Chamberlain & special guests)
THURSDAY JUNE 30TH
10-11:15am – Jazz Drums Lecture w/ Joe Porcaro & Tony Inzalaco
11:30am-1pm – Jazz Ensemble Workshop w/ Joe Porcaro & Tony Inzalaco
2-6pm – Tour of DW & Drum Channel & Terry Bozzio Show/Clinic (Transportation NOT provided)
FRIDAY JULY 1ST
10-11:15am – Latin Drums Lecture
11:30am-1pm – Latin Ensemble Workshop
1-2pm – Lunch Break
2-3:15pm – Danny Seraphine Clinic
3:30-5pm – Alex Acuna Clinic
5-7pm – Dinner Break & Private Lessons
7-9pm – Alex Acuna Concert
SATURDAY JULY 2ND
10-11:15am Rock Drums Lecture
11:30am-1pm – Rock Ensemble Workshop
1-2pm – Lunch Break
2-3:15pm – Cobus Potgieter Clinic
3:30-5pm – Kenny Aronoff Clinic
5-7pm – Dinner Break & Private Lessons
7-9 Kenny Aronoff w/ special guests
Here is a sampling of YouTube videos from some of our guest artists this week:
It’s baaccccckkkkkk! Drumchannel.com and Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music are teaming up to bring you the Second Annual Drummer’s Reality Camp June 29 – July 2. This year’s lineup includes Alex Acuña, Kenny Aronoff, Terry Bozzio, Jim Keltner, Cobus Potgieter, Gil Sharone and Thomas Pridgen (with others to be announced) while LA Music Academy’s own Ralph Humphrey, Dave Beyer, Aaron Serfaty, Tony Inzalaco and Joe Porcaro round out the artist list. The four-day event includes workshops, lessons, master classes, special performances, autograph sessions and a DW Drums factory tour; individual days and evening concerts will be available a la carte. Here’s a trailer for the event, which will take place at LA Music Academy, located at 370 S. Fair Oaks Ave. in Pasadena, CA 91105.