4th Annual Drummer’s Reality Camp Returns June 27-30


Don Lombardi, Gil Sharone and Michael Packer at DRC 2012.

Don Lombardi, Gil Sharone and Michael Packer at DRC 2012.

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

For more information, please visit http://www.lama.edu, call 626-568-8850 or e-mail info@lama.edu. LAMA is located at 370 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105.

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.

About DrumChannel.com

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:


Marco Minnemann solos to click off his clinic


Gil Sharone demonstrating for attendees


Photo collage of prior camps

-LAMA Staff

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