Founder and MC Courses: Drums & Percussion
The Drummers Camp Sardinia takes place in the southwest of Sardinia, in the province of Carbonia-Iglesias. The first edition took place in 2012, and ever since, the Drummers Camp Sardinia has become a highly regarded event. The Drummers Camp Sardinia is aimed at anyone interested in rhythm – regardless of age or at which level he or she plays. The main goal is to inspire the participants about drums and percussion. We don’t want any gaps between professionals and beginners, young or old, female or male. We are one big family with the same interests. The participants shall learn new skills or further develop things they have learned.
Organisation, Host, Courses: Ergonomic and Fitness.
Who is this camp for?
If you are fascinated by drums and percussion and would like to participate in a one-week series of exciting and inspiring workshops (4 to 5 hours per day) led by the best teachers around, also combined with a holiday in one of the most beautiful places in Europe, then the Drummers Camp Sardinia is certainly your first choice. Thanks to our unique concept, it doesn’t matter what abilities you have playing the instruments. Beginners and advanced students all benefit equally! Inspiration, motivation and fun are always paramount.
The demands placed on our teaching staff at the Drummers Camp Sardinia are very high due to the fact that professionals and beginners get together. We only collaborate with top artists who understand our philosophy! Our main goal is to inspire and motivate. The participants are the protagonists!
The unique and exclusive accommodation for the participants is located where the sky, the mountains and the ocean go hand in hand. The unbelievable view of the ocean never fails to leave almost every participant speechless upon arrival. In order to meet practically every conceivable need, we offer different room categories. We make everything possible!
After a rich breakfast buffet, workshops are held which cover the topics of drums, percussion, ergonomics and fitness. The workshops generally last from 10.30 a.m. until 4 p.m. (including breaks) and are held in two groups simultaneously. The number of participants is limited to 25 which guarantees that everyone can always actively play an instrument.
Claus Hessler (D), Drums
In order to play the drums better – independent of which level – it is important, among other things, to start reflecting upon movement, technical details and to question things that one has “always done” in a certain manner. The following topics will play a role during the camp:
• Solid playing technique for hands and feet (principles of the Moeller technique and the free stroke) • Application in a musical context (by using playalongs and loops) • Improving rhythmic stability on the instrument: timing/microtiming (exercises with a click track)
• Broadening the musical and stylistic range (alternative vocabulary for fill-ins and grooves) • Establishing a practise routine (what do I do when, how, for how long, and what is the target quality)
The participants are given a corresponding script which is to be seen as an “open platform” for collaborative and interactive work. Of course, there will be plenty of room for individual questions. The goal is to achieve inspiration, motivation and impetus to improve your personal instrumental performance within a pleasant atmosphere.
Stephan Maass (D), Percussion
The world of percussion includes a very broad range of instruments, techniques and sounds.
One important objective of the workshop is to ensure that the technical access to the instrument has a solid foundation in order to enable further development. For this purpose we use the cajón and various other small percussion instruments (shaker, tambourine, caxixi, etc.).
• Introduction to basic techniques • Basic patterns • Simple and advanced coordination • Timing and phrasing exercises • Fill-ins and improvisation • Transfer into music (working with playbacks) • Ensemble performances
Music is not a competition! Music is a personal form of expression, and groove is a personal statement! The topics of the workshop include aspects, motivation and inspiration designed to improve your own style of playing, to overcome any obstacles and to strengthen your own groove!
After the intense workshops, we then take the protagonists to one of the most beautiful beaches on the island where you can swim, surf, go stand-up paddling or even just relax at the beach lounge while listening to some great music and sipping a cool drink.
The Drummers Camp Sardinia is solely financed by the participation fees. In order to remain independent, we prefer to operate without sponsorship money. Upon request, the participation fees can be paid in three instalments. You get a lot for your money at the Drummers Camp Sardinia! From CHF 950.- up.
The 8th edition of Drummer's Camp Sardinia will take place from Oct 3 to Oct 10, 2020. In order to obtain information, the registration form and the price list, just fill in the form on the right hand side and send it. We will then send you all the information incl. registration form and price list. You can register by filling in the registration form and sending it to our address. You can also scan it or take a photo and send it by e-mail.