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Drum! Night in Nor-Cal

After hosting an incredible Drummer’s Reality Camp last month, we here at LA Music Academy have been going through some serious “legendary drummers withdrawal.” We were spoiled by the likes of Terry Bozzio, Thomas Pridgen, Gil Sharone, Ralph Humphrey and Alex Acuna to name a few. We are already counting down the days until next year’s DRC (not yet seen the photos? Check ’em out HERE).

Anyone looking to solve that drummer withdrawal should seek out Drum! Night 2011 in San Jose. This year’s event features the Santana rhythm section of Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo, Thomas Lang, and Terry Bozzio. Plus drummers who show up early can have a free technique tune-up with music editor Wally Schnalle, witness music demos, test new drum gear, and get in on a special autograph signing session with some special guest superstars. The editors of Drum! Magazine will also be giving out a special award to a local drummer.

Tickets are available on-line with Premium Seating costing $25 and general seating costing $20. Just seeing Terry Bozzio’s monster drum kit is worth that price! If you couldn’t tell, LAMA supports and encourages going out and socializing in the music community. Sometimes the best education is watching and learning from the pros. If you are able to make it please post a pic on our Facebook page and let us know what you learned. For more info and to purchase tickets please visit – http://www.drummagazine.com/drumnight.

-LAMA Staff

Drummer’s Reality Camp 2011 – Video Recap

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.

-LAMA Staff

Drummer’s Reality Camp Starts June 29!

JR Robinson guides a student from DRC 2010 to max-groove-potential

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:


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)


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)


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


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:






-LAMA Staff

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