Yes… another clinic.

My friend Mike Michel (aka Bill Mike) runs a “rock camp” in Minneapolis that’s really taking off. Rock Camp For Dads is basically a full-band environment where guys can get instrument lessons in the context of playing real music with others. The students (adult white collar and blue collar professionals) are formed into bands when they sign up, according to the genre they’d most like to learn. Then they meet once a week for rehearsal with Mike with instructors and coaches, learning a full set of tunes over the course of a few months. The lessons sessions culminate in a gig at a local rock venue where all the friends and families can come and rock out with the bands. It’s really a great concept.

So anyway, Mike has asked me to come and give a two-hour master class on playing drums in a rock band.  This session will cover basics on up to more complex issues like discerning patterns and their appropriate genres, as well as fills and even soloing.  The event is open to the public, and will be held at the RCFD rehearsal space (which is a pretty rad facility).  There will probably be some cool gear give-aways from Risen Drums, Paiste Cymbals, and Mono Cases, as well as a few other goodies.

May 21st.  2011.  11am.  Be there.

PS.  Pretty sure it isn’t free, but I don’t know the exact cost.  $10 maybe?  Meh… I’ll figure it out and post an update.