Drum camp for kids?

Mcjnic

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I’ve done it several times over the years. I have never charged for it. I would invite the young up and coming drummers from my church and two skilled older ones. The ages were usually centered in the Middle School to High School range. I’ve had a few adults, though.
We covered the spectrum. Groove is always front and center, though.
I would space it for several days in a week and then do an advanced one as a follow up the following week.
Any more than that would have been overkill.
I would set up five of my vintage kits in the 22,12,13,16 buildout and the basics for cymbals ... ride,crash,hats.
I would remove a piece every once in a while until they were eventually required to groove on just the hats, as that is all that was left. Great way to bring in their focus.
It was a very productive time. Highly recommend it.
Sometimes being a mentor is more satisfying than the paying gig. For me it is every time.
Good luck with yours.
 

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thanks!
  • any young kids?..
  • did you get in to reading?
  • how long were the sessions and the whole camp?
  • how did you do a quick change as far as kit setup for small sizes?
  • did you ever try starting with kick snare hat and adding a piece every day?
  • how many in a group?
thanks again!
 

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Reading ... a bit. It was not the focus.
 

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