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REGISTER NOW for Drum Fantasy Camp!
August 2-6, 2024, at The Colburn School in Los Angeles!
Studio Day with Simon Phillips: August 7 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration is open for the 2024 Drum Fantasy Camp - our 16th annual camp and 17th DFC event! The camp will take place August 2-6, 2024, at The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles - right across from the beautiful Walt Disney Concert Hall. Out-of-town attendees can join our room block at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.

At DFC, you spend one full day in a class of 20 (or less) with each of our four iconic instructors. Instructors include
Gergo Borlai (Al DiMeola/Scott Kinsey), Chris Coleman (Chaka Kahn/Beck), Mike Mangini (Dream Theater/Steve Vai) and Simon Phillips (Jeff Beck/Toto/Protocol)!

Our amazing band will be back for a concert and nightly jams where attendees sit in! The band features
Hagar Ben Ari (The Late Late Show with James Corden), Stu Mindeman (Kurt Elling/Dave Weckl), Chrissi Poland (Michael Bolton/Moby), and Vinny Valentino (George Benson/Vital Information). can spend four hours in a Hollywood studio with Simon Phillips! The class will feature Simon teaching studio technique for miking and recording drums!

Learn more about the camp + pricing and register

2024 Clinic + Concert Tickets On Sale!

Our famous all-ages opening day event is not to be missed! It starts with a Noon drum clinic featuring all four of our drumming instructors. They'll come out, play together, and then run a 2+ hour discussion. Audience members may contribute by asking questions.

Then, at 8pm, come back for the opening concert! All four drummers will play a set with our all-star band! The drummers will also jam together to pay honor to the late Aaron Spears and Dom Famularo.

Click here for information and tickets to the 2024 Clinic + Concert!

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!

2023 Opening Concert: Dave Weckl Performs "Walk This Way"

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).

Click here to read more!

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)