The Drummers Intensive day was started to serve the needs of drummers across the globe. After 17 years of doing clinics on a worldwide basis, I know first hand that players still have a burning desire to learn and improve their craft. As we all know this learning process never stops, for any of us. The question is always…who to turn to, and how to get time with players that have vast experience in their particular field. How can we even find them when they are not in our area of the world? Dealing with scheduling conflicts and expenses of a 1 on 1 lesson can also be a hurdle. So to make our drumming and our drumming community stronger, the Drummers Intensive day was started.
The central concept of the “Drummers Intensive Day” is to provide students with playing time in front of some of the best players in the world. In a clinic setting we have the opportunity to see experienced players play, showcase equipment, give playing ideas and inspiration. But only 2 hours of watching someone play can leave lots of holes and questions. And of course there is no time for participants to get up and play and have feedback in any way. Maybe many drummers are also hesitant to ask questions because of fear or they are simply too shy. I found that this problem is overcome by putting sticks in that persons hands and saying…”lets hear where you are”. This removes all inhibitions and lets us all share the joy of our journey in drumming. While getting the best advice from experienced players in a setting that is both constructive, musically safe and has the best outcome for the participant in mind.
In this 5 to 6 hour journey into drumming, the hosts will guide participants through the area in which they have outstanding expertise. Participants not only watch and learn but also take part! When you are at a Drummers intensive day…be ready to play! When you attend, you must be ready to play on drumset and in front of everyone at the event.
You will play to backing tracks, and play along with the instructor. You will then receive feedback from them as well as your fellow participants. That is what makes this event unique. We have plenty of time to accommodate all questions and explore the subject matter at hand deeply and thoroughly.
Guest artists and teachers
Drummers Intensive days features some of the best drummers and teachers in the world!
And many more in the works!
These are workshops that I have given in Europe extensively. Drummers of many different levels enjoy them very much. An intensive event involves a 6 hour seminar. It will cover a range of topics assembled to some degree according to the level of players that attend. (yes there will be breaks and not 6 hours straight) And there will be a limit to the amount of players at the event.
- Jazz (Independence and Phrasing)
- Latin (styles concept / Independence, Vocabulary and Phrasing)
- Contemporary Drumset Independence and styles (Rock and Funk)
- Hand technique – In depth rebound stroke studies and general technique
- Learning how to Practice
- Inner Clock Studies
- Chart reading
- Improve concepts
However, I will be tailoring the event to some degree according to the level and interest of the participants.The event is a combination of “Information / Discovery” and “Hands on”. In other words, participants will be playing as much as possible instead of purely watching in order to receive proper evaluation. You must be prepared to play in one of the following situations.
- A) To tracks with charts on kit
- B) With me on percussion and you on kit
- C) On pads and snare drums.
- What you will take home to continue your work from the event.
Total Integration with Online Lessons Support
A unique feature of the Drummers Intensive Day is that as a participant you get a one month membership to my Online lessons site. One of the largest and comprehensive video lesson libraries around. Providing years of study material and personal guidance with your membership. As long as you are a member you get Skype, Whatsapp, and Email support for you to follow up the event. Click on this link to have a look at the site Phil Maturano Lessons
For a list of our material click on the photo and it will take you to the “Content” page for the site.
What you will need to bring:
Drum Stool, Pad with stand, Sticks, Note pad, audio recording device. No video is allowed unless approved by me of any participants or myself. This is to maintain a proper learning environment and not be pressured to “perform” for youtube. Since we have integration with my lessons site, you don’t need to worry about constantly writing things down and its possible to concentrate on the moment 100%
Past Drummers Intensive Days Events Worldwide