Peter Erskine: Playing with Brushes

Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 11:00 am PT
Length: 3 hours
Spots Left: 12 (out of 15)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Jazz legend Peter Erskine is known as one of the best in the business on brushes. In this interactive class, Peter will take you through his full approach to brush technique AND playing musically. He'll give you plenty of musical examples and take your questions. Limited to just 15 participants, this is a great opportunity to work with a legend! Click here to register for this class!

Yoni Madar
"Motion and Coordination"

Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 9:00 am PT
Length: 3 hours
Spots Left: 12 (out of 15)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Yoni Madar is one of the most unique and exciting drumming artists out there. His incredible physicality is only a small piece of his artistry. Yoni will teach you his technical approach and practice methods for building strong, clean strokes and speed, including an introduction to the Open Close technique. Click here to register for this class!

Vinny Valentino
Groove Workshop for Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, and Keys

Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 9:00 am PT
Length: 3 hours
Spots Left: 8 (out of 10)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Guitarist Vinny Valentino has played guitar and composed in Steve Smith's band Vital Information for 15 years. He has composed tunes for guitar legend George Benson, and he has been Musical Director at Drum Fantasy Camp since 2007, and runs PlayAlongMusic.com. In this highly intimate class (limited to 10), you will either play live or record yourself (on drums, bass, guitar, keys, or vocals) using play along tracks that Vinny will provide. Vinny will then coach you on your groove or swing choices and the group will share the information collectively. Click here to register for this class!

Aquiles Priester: Double Bass and Hand Technique for Heavy Metal

Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 9:00 am PT
Length: 3 hours
Spots Left: 12 (out of 15)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Aquiles Priester has quickly become a legend in the heavy metal community. His playing defines the genre with passion and excitement. In this class, Aquiles will teach his technical approach to achieving speed, precision and control with your hands and your feet. Click here to register for this class!

COMING SOON!
Dave Weckl Master Class

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

Dave Weckl will go through his complete approach to hand technique, foot technique, and balancing one's self behind the kit to achieve completely natural and effortless playing. Dave will interact directly with participants to see what they are doing and make suggestions. Drummers of all levels can benefit greatly from Dave's approach. Click here to join the interest list for Dave's next class. We'll let you know about it first!

Mike Mangini
Master Class

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

Mike Mangini is well known for having great hands. His speed, dexterity, and briliant execution come from solid hand technique strategies. He will share these strategies with you and get you working on them during this class! PLEASE NOTE: Mike's classes sell out. Click here to be notified when Mike's next class is announced!

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!
Janek Gwizdala: Bass Ideas Class

Date: TBA
Length: 3 hrs.
Spots Left: 12 (out of 12)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Bass master and multi-instrumentalist Janek Gwizdala (Mike Stern/Jojo Mayer) will run a bass master class.  Click here to join Janek's interest list and we'll let you know when this class opens for registration!

COMING SOON!
Benjamin Shepherd Class

DATE: TBA
Length: 3 hrs.
Spots Left: 12 (out of 12)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Benjamin Shepherd is one of the most in-demand bass players out there. Based in Los Angeles, Benjamin toured with American Idol's David Archuleta and has toured or recorded with Dave Weckl, Peter Erskine, Kendrick Lamar, Lee Ritenour, Chance The Rapper, Billy Childs, Virgil Donati, Mike Stern, and many more. Click here to join Benjamin's interest list and we'll let you know when this class opens for registration!

COMING SOON!
Tom Kennedy Class

DATE: TBA
Length: 3 hrs.
Spots Left: 12 (out of 12)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

A legend in the bass world, Tom Kennedy is well known as the backbone of the Dave Weckl Band and many of Dave Weckl's projects. But Tom has garnered acclaim working with dozens of artists on both electric and upright bass, including: Mike Stern, Michael Brecker, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Simon Phillips, Steve Gadd, David Sanborn, and so many more.  Click here to join Tom's interest list and we'll let you know when this class opens for registration!

COMING SOON!
Steve Weingart Class

DATE: TBA
Length: 3 hrs.
Spots Left: 12 (out of 12)
Levels: all playing levels
Cost: $149

Steve Weingart is one of the most respected keyboardist/pianists on the scene today. Arriving in Los Angeles and teaching at Musicians Institute, Steve quickly hooked on with the Dave Weckl Band, Steve Lukather, Soul Bop, and Simon Phillips. Steve is both thoughtful and exciting as a performer - and he is also a gifted composer across  many genres.  Click here to join Steve's interest list and we'll let you know when this class opens for registration!

COMING SOON!
Chad Wackerman Class

DATE: TBA
Length: 3 hrs.
Spots Left: 12 (out of 12)
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 and Allan Holdsworth, Chad defines the term "first call." A music-first drummer with superior reading skills, Chad ihas shared the studio and stage with Steve Vai, Andy Summers, Men at Work, Steven Wilson, and so many more. He was a very popular instructor at the 2019 Drum Fantasy Camp. Click here to join Chad's interest list and we'll let you know when this class opens for registration!

COMING SOON!
Gergo Borlai Class

DATE: TBA
Length: 3 hrs.
Spots Left: 12 (out of 12)
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.  Click here to join Gergo's interest list and we'll let you know when this class opens for registration!

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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