The PDCamp is back! After taking a year off due to Covid, we will be hosting the PDCamp 2022 in person again.
The Palace Drum Camp is a 3 day drumming event over the weekend of 18-20 February 2021 held in the home town of John Bonham, Redditch. We will update this page when further details are confirmed. Feel free to fill out the form to enquire and save your place for 2022.
Over the weekend, each student will receive classes with all the tutors on different aspects of drumming. These classes will be broken down into smaller groups for a more intimate learning environment. Each student will receive around 16 hours of tuition and a Special Guest masterclass over the course of PDCamp. More details on this are available in the PDCompanion*
Topics that will be covered include;
- Rudimental Secrets,
- Creativity & freedom on the drum kit,
- Mic’ing/recording drums
- Exploring & 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,
- And many many more
There are two pricing options available to suit all needs:
These costs include all classes and your PDCompanion
Breaking the price down, the calibre of tutors on hand at PDCamp can usually charge in the region of £50/60 upwards. Our hourly rate works out about £10 and you get 5 tutors and more.
A £50 minimum deposit** will be needed to book your place. The balance can be paid in instalments or in full.***
What you need
A pair of sticks and a pair of brushes. We suggest a pencil and notepad as well, there will be a lot of information over the weekend and you’ll want to remember everything!
* The PDCamp Companion will be a booklet with all material covered by the tutors.
** Deposit is non-refundable
*** Balance needs to paid in full by 1st February 2022