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Masterclass 25 February 2022 - 27 February 2022

Three-Day Palace Drum Camp

The PDCamp is back! After taking a year off due to Covid, the 2022 event is back in person again and MU members can receive a £50 discount when booking the full three-day weekend.

Date Friday, 25 February 2022 - Sunday, 27 February 2022
Time 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location Redditch
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General enquiries:

Matt Green

Find out more:

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Rhett Theatre, RSA Arrow Vale, Matchborough Way Redditch, B98 0G

About the event

The Palace Drum Camp is a three-day drumming event open to all abilities, backgrounds and is suitable for ages 14 and up. 

Held in the home town of John Bonham, Redditch, each student will receive classes with all the tutors on different aspects of drumming. These classes will also be broken down into smaller groups, for a more intimate learning environment.

Each student will receive around 16 hours of tuition and a Special Guest masterclass. 

Previous topics have included:

  • Rudimental Secrets
  • Creativity and freedom on the drum kit
  • Mic’ing/recording drums 
  • Exploring and finding new sounds on your drum kit
  • Reading between the lines 
  • Practical interpretations of Stick Control and Syncopation
  • Making creativity a daily habit
  • Interpretation of charts
  • Improvisation / solo ideas
  • Brush technique
  • Tuning

Dates

25-27 February 2022 

  • Friday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
  • Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 
  • Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00pm  

Cost

  • Full course (Friday to Sunday) - £295 or MU members can book the full course for £245
  • Weekend (Saturday to Sunday) - £245
  • Recordings (watch at your leisure) - £99

What you'll need

A pair of sticks and a pair of brushes. PDCamp also suggest a pencil and notepad as well – there will be a lot of information over the weekend and you’ll want to remember everything! 

How to attend

Select '(Musicians' Union) Pay in full' at the checkout to benefit from £50 full course discount. 

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