Virgil Donati
"Awareness of Time and Beat Space"

Date: May 29, 2021, at 10am PT
Length: 3 hrs.
Spots Left: 13 (out of 15)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Virgil Donati is one of the most important progressive rock drummers of our time. He has advanced the art form with some of the most creative and exciting playing you'll ever hear. A master of time and feel, and a composer in his own right, Virgil excels as a teacher.  In this class, Virgil will focus on pulse, rhythmic awareness, developing a good practice routine, and dynamic rudiments. Click here to register as spots will go quickly!

Chad Wackerman
"Odd Times and Phrasing"

DATE: Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 9am PT
Length: 3 hrs.
Spots Left: 13 (out of 15)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Chad Wackerman is one of the most versatile drummers on the planet. Well-known for his work with Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Vai, and Andy Summers, Chad defines the term "first call." He was a very popular instructor at the 2019 Drum Fantasy Camp. In this class, Chad will help you to better understand the musical application of odd times and phrasing. Click here to register for this class!

Mark Guiliana
"The Art of Improvising" (continued)

Date: Sunday, June 13 at 9am Pacifc Time
Length: 3 hours
Spots Left: 10 (out of 15)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Mark Guiliana has brought a whole new vernacular to the drums. Well known for his work on David Bowie's "Blackstar," plus John Scofield, Avishai Cohen, and Brad Meldhau, Guiliana blends virtuosic rhythms with acoustic and electronic drums.  In this interactive class, Mark will work continue building your understanding of creative rhythm building. You do not need to be a prior attendee to take this class! Both of Mark's past classes sold out! Click here to sign up now.

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Dave DiCenso
"Fluid Fills and Musical Phrasing Continued"
(prior classes not mandatory)

Date: TBA
Length: 3 hours
Spots Left: 15 (out of 15)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Dave DiCenso is the ultimate combination of musical feel, exciting execution, music industry demand, and academics. A longtime teacher at Berklee, DiCenso has recorded/toured with with: John Petrucci, Josh Groban, Steve Morse, Hiromi, Carole King, and more. In this class,  Dave will share his method for creating a deeper drumming vocabulary. He'll show you how rudiments can be seen as a set of words that can be used in the right context to communicate more musically.  This is a continuation of the "Fluid Fills" series - but don't worry - you do not need to have attended those classes to take this one! Click here to be notified when Dave adds his next class!

COMING SOON!
Simon Phillips Master Class

Date: TBA
Length: 3 hrs.
Spots Left: 15 (out of 15)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Iconic drummer Simon Phillips will offer an intimate master class through The Groove Masters.  Click here to join Simon's interest list and we'll let you know when this class opens for registration!

COMING SOON!
Gergo Borlai
Orchestration and Development

DATE: TBA
Length: 3 hrs.
Spots Left: 15 (out of 15)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Gergo Borlai's long and steady career in his home country of Hungary has exploded into worldwide acclaim. Based in Los Angeles, Borlai regularly performs with the likes of Gary Willis, Scott Kinsey, Walt Fowler, Bob Mintzer, Al DiMeola, Hadrien Feraud, and many more. He was also a very popular teacher at the 2019 Drum Fantasy Camp.  In this class, Gergo will show you how to develop strong single strokes, and your "weaker" hand, and then  move into the orchestration of creative playing. Click here to be notified when Gergo adds a new class!

COMING SOON!
David Garibaldi
More Tales from DG's Notebook

Date: TBA
Length: 1.5 hrs.
Spots Left: 20 (out of 20)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $99

Dave Garibaldi, the legendary drummer of Tower of Power for 50 years, is a quintessential master of groove. Dave is also known as an amazing educator whose work ethic and approach have inspired generations of drummers. In this class, Dave will continue to show you how to build a personal database of ideas and concepts that can be used in any playing situation. Great class for those who took the first class, or those who didn't! Click here to be notified when a new class is added!

COMING SOON!
Gregg Bissonette
"Musical Drumming"

Date: Saturday, January 30 at 10am PT
Length: 3 hours
Spots Left: SOLD OUT
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Gregg Bissonette has been one of the most respected and in-demand drummers for the last 40 years. A virtuosic player with unlimited ability, Gregg is called upon by the biggest names in music for his dedication to playing the music. His credits include Maynard Ferguson, David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani, Andy Summers, Bette Midler, Duran Duran, Don Henley, Steve Lukather, Ozzy Osbourne, and many more. In this class, Gregg will teach the musical application of grooves and fills across a wide range of music. This will be an interactive class - providing you with lots to work on!  Click here to be notified when Gregg adds a new class!

So what's this all about?

The Groove Masters is you source for LIVE master classes with the world's greatest musicians. Classes are three hours long and are limited to just 15 or less participants. Just like an in-person master class, you'll have the chance to interact directly with your teacher. Unlike live classes, you can sit in the comfort and safety of your own home. Classess are designed for players of all levels. All you need is a camera or device that will allow you to show the instructor what you are doing. We have provided some best practices for audio/video on our registration page. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for announcements about new classes!

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