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MI COVID Testing Policy for Camp and Concert

LA County has announced they will NOT reintroduce a mask mandate at this time. However, Musicians Institute requires proof of a negative COVID test (camp attendees only - not for the concert) before entering the camp for the first time.

Read the specific policy here before making your plans to attend.


SoCal! Get Your Tickets to The Drumming All-Stars Concert!


"The Drumming All Stars" concert is the grand opening to Drum Fantasy Camp. It's all ages, affordable, and features four of the world's top drummers and an all-star band!

Friday, August 5 at 8:00pm
Musicians Institute, Hollywood
Click here for tickets (just $37.50)

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), guitarist Vinny Valentino (George Benson/Vital Information), and special guest Mike Garson (David Bowie)!

This is an all-ages concert. Tickets are sold separately from camp registrations and are available in limited quantities. Click here for tickets (just $37.50)


Drum Fantasy Camp is now FULL - but spots remain for "Introduction to Recording and Production"
August 10, 2022, from 2pm-6pm

We have now closed registration for the 2022 Drum Fantasy Camp - August 5-9, 2022, at Musicians Institute and the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA!

But...5 spots remain for Introduction to Recording and Production. This beginner-level course will be taught by world renowned engineer/producer Dennis Moody on August 10 from 2pm-6pm!

Dennis has worked with Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, and dozens of the world's most iconic pop artists. He'll get you going on strategies for micing drums, checking phase, getting sounds, and basic recording and mixing techniques.

The class is being held at Fever Studio in North Hollywood. You must register and pay prior to the class (no walk-ins). Go here to register!


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)