Drummer/producer Thomas Lang (stOrk/Paul Gilbert), has announced the Big Drum Bonanza 2016 (BDB2016) June 28th – July 2nd at the Palm Garden Hotel in Thousand Oaks, California. Drummers of all ages, levels and styles are invited to join Thomas Lang and his other special guest instructors including world-renowned drummers Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper); Brian Frasier Moore (Madonna/Justin Timberlake); Gergo Borlai (Tribal Tech) the “mad scientist” of drumming, Scott Pellegrom among others for this exciting, 5-day music camp and educational experience.
Lang and his special guest teachers will lead daily schedules of intensive, hands-on drumming, master classes, Q&A sessions, performances, private lessons and much more in an exclusive setting that allows students to have maximum access to these acclaimed artists. Selling out in its first four years, the Big Drum Bonanza is the world’s premier, artist-hosted multi-day drumming event.
Presented by MUSO Entertainment, the BDB 2016 boasts not only an incredibly diverse lineup of world-class drummers but features the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a VIP tour of the Drum Workshop factory as well as participate in camp activities including a live, talk show-style webcast held in the Drum Channel studios.
"This is our fifth Big Drum Bonanza we have some of the best and most innovative drummers in the world at this year’s event and we are proud to offer students of all ages and ability levels the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with and learn from some of the most acclaimed and talented drummers of our generation,” said Lang.
Big Drum Bonanza small group lessons run daily from 9:00 - 6:00 PM. Instructors develop their own curriculum and each student works closely with guest instructors to maximize their efforts. Private lessons are also available daily for an additional fee.
Previous Big Drum Bonanza instructors have included: Virgil Donati, Jim Keltner, Tony Royster, Jr., Matt Garstka, John Tempesta, Chris Coleman, Aquiles Priester, Jeff Hamilton, Kenny Aronoff, Stanton Moore, George Kollias, Chad Wackerman, Dave Elitch among others.
Big Drum Bonanza 2016 sponsors include: Drum Workshop, Drum!, Guitar Center, Drumchannel.com, Meinl, Audix, Vic Firth, Remo and Hansenfutz.