Roland presents lessons with Lang, Blundell and Schack
Roland UK are very pleased to announce that in addition to their main stage performances, Thomas Lang, Craig Blundell and Michael Schack, will appear in a dedicated Roland Room on the second floor at the 2017 show.
Visitors can now book a lesson with any of these drumming greats for just £5 for a 45 minute lesson, limited to 18 students per class. Tickets for this unique opportunity are only available in conjunction with a general day or weekend advanced admission ticket. All lessons are subject to availability. Please see the ticket link for lesson schedules.
In each artist will be providing two lessons each day, with the first of each being aimed at beginners and their second appearance being intermediate/advance.
From Thomas Lang visitors can enjoy the following:
“I will teach beginners/amateur players how to set goals and achieve them in their practice, and I will demonstrate applied rudiments on the kit, something visitors to The UK Drum Show can immediately try on their kits, keeping the lesson as interactive as possible”.
“For the more advanced players, we will learn about the approach to applying independence in modern drum set playing, particularly in groove-contexts, I call it “21st Century Beats”. Thomas will also get into advanced foot technique in connection with the applied independence and coordination explanations.
From Craig Blundell visitors can enjoy the following:
Craig will illustrate how to make the most of your left foot when playing grooves, along with how to warm effectively and much more.
Intermediate/ Advance Class
How the brain is wired, fill composition and how to work your weaker side.
Backbone Drums & Tunbridge Wells Music School to offer free advice on becoming a drum teacher
Whether you are gigging in a band, a bedroom player or just love playing drums, Dave Hazelwood of Backbone Drums and Tunbridge Wells Music School will be offering show visitors free advice when it comes to becoming a drum teacher, across the weekend of The UK Drum Show.
Dave who spent many years touring worldwide with bands, recognised the skills he acquired from playing and gigging could be passed onto others. Backbone Drums fun and practical way of learning can offer wannabe drum tutors a complete drum teaching system, supported by books, backing tracks, software and support material. TWMS is Dave’s own music school and is the flagship centre for all things Backbone Drums.
Backbone Drums & TWMS are welcoming visitors to their class, which will take pace for approximately 40 minutes on both Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September. Those that are interested are welcomed to just come along on the day and all will be explained on how you can start your journey on becoming a UK drum teacher. The Backbone Drums class will appear on the 2nd floor in Education Alley where other learning experiences will take place across the weekend.
Classes are designed to be fun, informative and educational. For those visitors that are interested in learning more about what Backbone Drums or Tunbridge Wells Music School please feel to check out the websites below or contact Dave directly.
Dave Major - YouTube Educator and Clinician
Appearing on Saturday on the second floor, teacher, YouTube educator and clinician Dave Major will be bringing his unique and energetic teaching style to the UK Drum Show.
Since his debut clinic tour in 2015 Dave has styled himself and his clinics as focused on practice and helping the audience improve their own practice routines.
In his clinic Dave will showcase ‘The Process’, his methods for developing new ideas and musicality on the drums, improving your co-ordination and working with ostinatos and grooves.
“My clinics are based heavily around education and getting the audience involved. If I can get everyone smiling, clapping along and leave having learned something then I have done my job”
If you’ve ever wanted to improve these aspects of your drumming then don’t miss out on this!
Dave is appearing in association with Natal Drums and Evans Drumheads.
60 Second Lick
Ever wondered how to get the best of social media with promoting yourself as a drummer? The Drummer’s Database and Sixty Second Lick, the online video community with their 134,000 + page followers, will be shooting your 60 seconds of fame at The UK Drum Show over the weekend of 23rd & 24th September at Manchester Central, in association with our friends at Natal Drums and D’Addario UK.
So, if you want to demonstrate your chops at The UK Drum Show and ask the guys from 60 Second Lick how to maximise and promote your own playing ability and skills to the world, tips and advice will be flowing from Bob Wynne Drums in association with Natal Drums, Evans Drumheads, Promark and Meinl Cymbals.