Summer Drummer Days

What are you doing this summer?
Come learn to hit stuff in 8 weeks of summer drum camps!


Summer Drummer Days 2022

Explore Percussion Camps include exploring snare drum, drum set, keyboard percussion, auxiliary percussion, and timpani.

Drum Set Camps include learning various drum set styles, grooves, fills, songs, and playing solos.

Percussion Ensembles are by audition or recommendation.  Each percussion ensemble will learn and rehearse new music for a concert at 3:00 Friday afternoon of camp.


Week 1 – June 6-10 (all day camp)
8:45 – 3:30 Middle School Ensemble

(By audition or teacher recommendation)

Week 2 – June 13-17  (half-day camps)
AM 8:45 – 11:45  Elementary School Ensemble
(By audition or teacher recommendation)

PM 12:30 – 3:30 Beginning Drum Set 101 (A) 
(For students with at least 1 year of School Band Experience or lessons)

Week 3 – June 20-24 (all day camp)
8:45 – 3:30  Drum Set  102
(For students with 1-2 years of lessons and experience)

Week 4 – June 27-July 1 (all day camp)
8:45 – 3:30 High School Percussion Ensemble
(Rising grades 9-12)
(By audition, or Band/Orchestra Director recommendation)

Week 5 – July 11-15 (all day camp)
8:45 – 3:30  Intermediate Drum Set
(For students with 3-4 years of lessons and experience)

Week 6 – July 18-22 (half-day camps)
AM 8:45 – 11:45  Explore Percussion
[A little bit of everything]
(Rising grades 3-5)
* Prerequisite to beginning drum set 101 camp

PM 12:30 – 3:30 Explore Percussion
[A little bit of everything]
(Rising grades 6-9)
* Prerequisite to beginning drum set 101 camp

Week 7 – July 25-29 (half day camp)
8:45 – 11:45  Percussion Fundamentals Camp
* Prerequisite to Beginning Drum Set 101 Camp

Week 8 – Aug 1-5 (half day camp)
8:45 – 11:45  Beginning Drum Set 101 (B)
(For beginning drum set students)


Half-Day Camps are $175.00 (deposit of $75.00) with $100.00 balance due on or before the first day of camp.

Full-day camps are $285.00 (deposit of $85.00) with $200.00 balance due on or before the first day of camp.

To register send your name, student’s name, email address, and phone number to summerdrummerdays@gmail.com.

When you register you will receive an invoice for the deposit. You can click the link and pay online.

Summer Drummer Days takes place in the School Of Percussive Arts​ Classroom, at the Mountain Arts Community Center, Signal Mountain, TN  423-886-1959

Summer Drummer Days on Facebook

 

Summer Drummer Days

What are you doing this summer?
Come learn to hit stuff in 8 weeks of summer drum camps!


Summer Drummer Days 2022

Explore Percussion Camps include exploring snare drum, drum set, keyboard percussion, auxiliary percussion, and timpani.

Drum Set Camps include learning various drum set styles, grooves, fills, songs, and playing solos.

Percussion Ensembles are by audition or recommendation.  Each percussion ensemble will learn and rehearse new music for a concert at 3:00 Friday afternoon of camp.


Week 1 – June 6-10 (all day camp)
8:45 – 3:30 Middle School Ensemble

(By audition or teacher recommendation)

Week 2 – June 13-17  (half-day camps)
AM 8:45 – 11:45  Elementary School Ensemble
(By audition or teacher recommendation)

PM 12:30 – 3:30 Beginning Drum Set 101 (A) 
(For students with at least 1 year of School Band Experience or lessons)

Week 3 – June 20-24 (all day camp)
8:45 – 3:30  Drum Set  102
(For students with 1-2 years of lessons and experience)

Week 4 – June 27-July 1 (all day camp)
8:45 – 3:30 High School Percussion Ensemble
(Rising grades 9-12)
(By audition, or Band/Orchestra Director recommendation)

Week 5 – July 11-15 (all day camp)
8:45 – 3:30  Intermediate Drum Set
(For students with 3-4 years of lessons and experience)

Week 6 – July 18-22 (half-day camps)
AM 8:45 – 11:45  Explore Percussion
[A little bit of everything]
(Rising grades 3-5)
* Prerequisite to beginning drum set 101 camp

PM 12:30 – 3:30 Explore Percussion
[A little bit of everything]
(Rising grades 6-9)
* Prerequisite to beginning drum set 101 camp

Week 7 – July 25-29 (half day camp)
8:45 – 11:45  Percussion Fundamentals Camp
* Prerequisite to Beginning Drum Set 101 Camp

Week 8 – Aug 1-5 (half day camp)
8:45 – 11:45  Beginning Drum Set 101 (B)
(For beginning drum set students)


Half-Day Camps are $175.00 (deposit of $75.00) with $100.00 balance due on or before the first day of camp.

Full-day camps are $285.00 (deposit of $85.00) with $200.00 balance due on or before the first day of camp.

To register send your name, student’s name, email address, and phone number to summerdrummerdays@gmail.com.

When you register you will receive an invoice for the deposit. You can click the link and pay online.

Summer Drummer Days takes place in the School Of Percussive Arts​ Classroom, at the Mountain Arts Community Center, Signal Mountain, TN  423-886-1959

Summer Drummer Days on Facebook

 

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The School of Percussive Arts is about the students and their love of music. My passion is to provide students with versatile, effective, and successful instruction in conjunction with a thorough curriculum of percussion education. Students focus on mastery of the fundamentals of music, drumming, and reading skills. Student success is cultivated through setting goals and learning to achieve the tasks necessary to reach those goals. The focus on objectives and aspirations will be a useful tool that will empower the student in not only his or her study of music but in many other aspects of life as well.

I established the School of Percussive Arts (SOPA) in August 1983, upon returning to Chattanooga, Tennessee, from my years with the USMC Band in San Diego, California. I realized a great demand for a complete percussion instructor in Chattanooga–one who could teach snare drum, drum set, timpani, marching percussion, keyboard instruments, symphonic percussion, and auxiliary percussion. Some teaching facilities and schools need several teachers to be able to cover all of these areas. I gained exponential experience logging more than 1,000 appearances throughout the West Coast with the USMC Band, performing in a variety of genres on drum set and all percussion instruments. This experience laid a solid foundation for my versatility in all musical situations, styles, and venues. That foundation was built upon with over 28 additional years of experience in the percussion section and on the drum set for the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. I successfully pass this wisdom and experience on to all my SOPA students.

SOPA has been the premier source for percussion education in the Chattanooga area since 1983. Through private lessons, group lessons, clinics, workshops, percussion ensembles, and year-round percussion instruction in many high schools and middle schools in the Chattanooga area, I have had the opportunity to work with thousands of drummers. My guidance and teaching methods combined with the diligence and practice from my students, have created an unprecedented success among Chattanooga area drummers…and the numbers continue to grow each year.

SOPA is a one-stop destination in percussion studies. I take great pride in having extensive teaching and performance experience on all percussion instruments, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree Cum Laude with a Concentration in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. There is no need for multiple teachers in order to cover all areas of percussion studies.  I offer qualified, expert instruction for a reasonable price. SOPA is only geared to teach percussionists. Rather than a small, “learn any instrument” type facility, 100% of the attention and focus is on all things percussion and your needs as a percussion student.

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School of Percussive Arts

423-774-2569

Mountain Arts Community Center
809 Kentucky Ave.   Signal Mountain, TN 37377