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Drumming enthusiasts can now sign up for the first Palace Drum Camp and hone their skills with some of the UK’s top players and tutors.
The camp, which has been organised by the popular Palace Drum Clinic, is a 3 day, non-residential drumming event which will run over the weekend of Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February 2020.
The PDCamp is open to anyone over the age of 14 and welcomes all abilities and backgrounds.
Over the weekend, each student will receive classes with a variety of tutors on different aspects of drumming. These classes will be broken down into smaller groups for a more intimate learning environment.
Topics that will be covered include:

  • 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
  • And much more...

Each student will receive around 14 hours of tuition and 4 hours of masterclasses over the course of the PDCamp. There will also be an opportunity to have a one-to-one with a tutor. More details on this will be available in the PDCamp Companion booklet which contains all the material covered by the tutors.
The course will run at Tudor Grange Academy, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 7UH and will run on the Friday from 12pm (Registration) with sessions between 1pm and 6pm. Saturday sessions will run 10am until 6pm and Sunday 10am until 4pm.
There are two course options; the full course price (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) is £350 or for anyone unable to attend on the Friday, an alternative option for just the Saturday and Sunday sessions is available for £295.
The cost includes all classes and a buffet lunch on the Saturday and Sunday. Hot Drinks, refreshments and snacks will be available throughout the PDCamp.
A minimum £50 non-refundable deposit will be needed to secure a place. The balance can be paid in instalments or in full. Balance to be paid in full by 1st February 2020.
Matt Green, founder of the Palace Drum Clinic, said: “Held in the home town of John Bonham, the Palace Drum Camp is the perfect, inspirational Christmas present for any aspiring drummers out there. Whilst the initial price might seem quite high, it is actually very good value for money. We’ve sought out some of the best and most talented tutors around who could all charge in the region of £50-£60 for a one hour lesson. The PDCamp hourly rate works out at just £25 AND our lucky students will get five or more tutors to learn from. Contact us today to book a place!”
Anyone attending the course will need a drum stool, pair of sticks and a pair of brushes. We suggest a pencil and notepad as well as there will be a lot of information given over the weekend.
The price does not include accommodation but recommended hotels/B&Bs available on request.
The Palace Drum Clinic has close ties with the National Drum Fair and run monthly workshop sessions at the Palace Theatre with guest drummers. Earlier this year they also held the first PDC Young Drummer of the Year competition.

The Palace Drum Clinic have been awarded a grant from Arts Council England to support the delivery of their events programme over the next year.
To book a space or to find out more contact the Palace Drum Clinic on 07973 840635, email or go to