After our very successful first PDCamp, we are excited to announce there will be another PDCamp next Year.

The Palace Drum Camp is a 3 day non-residential drumming event over a weekend in February, held in the home town of John Bonham, Redditch.

The details


February 2021, more info to follow.

Friday 12pm – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm


The Palace Drum Camp is open to all abilities, backgrounds and is suitable for ages 14 and up.


14 hours of tuition

4 hours of masterclasses

The opportunity for a one-to-one with a tutor

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 14 hours of tuition and 4 hours of masterclasses over the course of PDCamp. There will also be an opportunity to have a one-to-one with a tutor. More details on this are available in the PDCamp Companion*

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,
  • Tuning
  • And many many more


In addition to organiser Matt Green, the Palace Drum Camp will feature these amazing drummers:

How much?

There are two pricing options available to suit all needs:

These costs include all classes and a buffet lunch on the Saturday and Sunday. Hot Drinks, refreshments and snacks will be available throughout the PDCamp.

The price does not include accommodation but we can recommend convenient hotels/B&Bs on request.

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 at £25 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

You will need a drum stool, 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 2021