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Drum Fantasy Camp 2023 Recap!

The 2023 Drum Fantasy Camp wrapped up on August 9, 2023. The nearly sold-out event attracted drummers of all ages and from all around the world to work with David Garibaldi, Gary Husband, Larnell Lewis, and Dave Weckl - plus our amazing band! Click here to read the recap and see photos/video!

Click here to be notified when registration opens for the 2024 camp! This usually happens around January 1. We tentatively expect the camp to take place in Los Angeles August 2-6, 2024 (stay tuned for confirmation!)

2022 Recap!

Drum Fantasy Camp triumphantly returned after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic! The sold out event took place August 5-9, 2022, at Musicians Institute and the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles!

Drumming instructors included Mark Guiliana (David Bowie/Avishai Cohen), Simon Phillips (The Who/Jeff Beck), Steve Smith (Journey/Vital Information), and Dave Weckl (Chick Corea/Michel Camilo). The band featured bassist Hagar Ben Ari (The Late Late Show with James Corden), pianist Mike Garson (David Bowie), keyboardist Stu Mindeman (Kurt Elling), singer Chrissi Poland (Michael Bolton/Moby), and guitarist Vinny Valentino (George Benson/Vital Information).

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2022 Opening Concert: Tribute to Drummers We Recently Lost

2022 Opening Concert: Dave Weckl Performs
Stevie Wonder's "Do I Do"

Recap: AccessCuba with Dave Weckl!

Drum Fantasy Camp completed its first-ever AccessCuba trip!

24 people joined legendary drummer Dave Weckl for musical exchanges, concerts featuring Dave, and plenty of exploration in Havana! It was an incredible experience - the first of many.

Click here for a full recap, photos, and videos! You can also read about past Drum Fantasy Camps!

What IS Drum Fantasy Camp?

Drum Fantasy Camp is the world's leading drum camp experience. The difference? It is run by top music industry people and it's the only camp experience with a world-class band.

No other camp offers the combination of world-class drummers, amazing musicians, blow-out performances, and personal attention from legendary players in small classes.

The experience is friendly, non-competitive, and uplifting. This is why drummers of all ages and playing levels have joined us from all over the world year-after-year.

DFC is owned and managed by music industry professional Steven Orkin. Steven manages marketing for drummers Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, plus guitarist Mike Stern and more, while working with several other music artists. Steven is hands-on at the camp, running the events and making himself available to talk about the industry and best practices for getting ahead.

Music Director Vinny Valentino is a composer/guitartist in Steve Smith's band: Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition. He also writes and records with George Benson and several other prominent artists. Vinny organizes the concerts, runs the nightly jams, and teaches a "Groove Class" that our attendees are welcome to attend.

Everyone at DFC is friendly and encouraging. The positive atmosphere comes from an international crowd of players who are so excited to be learning and performing with the world's best.

Click here to learn more and register for Drum Fantasy Camp!

Great Moments at DFC
Opening Concert

Gavin Harrision and Steve Smith
Crash Chris Coleman's Class! (2011)