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REGISTER for the 2022 Drum Fantasy Camp!
August 5-9, 2022, in Los Angeles!

Drum Fantasy Camp is back! After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the next Drum Fantasy Camp is set: August 5-9, 2022, at Musicians Institute and the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA!

Mark Guiliana (David Bowie/Brad Mehldau), Simon Phillips (Toto/Protocol), Steve Smith (Journey/Vital Information), and Dave Weckl (Chick Corea/Mike Stern) are on board!

Returning to DFC is our incredible band featuring bassist Hagar Ben Ari (The Late Late Show with James Corden), keyboardist Stu Mindeman (Kurt Elling/Dave Weckl), singer Chrissi Poland (Moby/Michael Bolton), and guitarist Vinny Valentino (George Benson/Vital Information).

We have also added two new a-la-carte classes: Parent and Student Career Course (complimentary for attendees and their parents) taught by Stewart Jean (Musicians Institute), and Introduction to Recording and Production taught by world renowned engineer/producer Dennis Moody.

Click here for pricing, the schedule, and all the info!
Click here to register and grab your spot!

Concert Tickets NOW ON SALE!

Tickets are now on sale for our amazing opening concert! "The Drumming All Stars" concert will take place at Musicians Institute on Friday, August 5, at 8:00pm.

The concert features sets featuring each of our four drumming instructors: Mark Guiliana, Simon Phillips, Steve Smith, and Dave Weckl. They'll be supporting our killer band: featuring bassist Hagar Ben Ari (The Late Late Show with James Corden), keyboardist Stu Mindeman (Kurt Elling/Dave Weckl), singer Chrissi Poland (Moby/Michael Bolton), and guitarist Vinny Valentino (George Benson/Vital Information). Some special guests might sneak in!

This is an all-ages concert. Tickets are sold separately from camp registrations and are available in limited quantities. Go here to learn more and purchase tickets!


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
2017




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