The “BIG DRUM BONANZA”
Founded in 2011, the BDB is an award-winning annual drum camp hosted by world-class drummer Thomas Lang in Los Angeles/California.
The intensive, 5-day, hands-on drum camp features world famous
guest teachers and gives students the chance to enjoy small group
and private lessons from some of the world’s best drummers.
2017 CONFIRMED TEACHERS:
THOMAS LANG (Paul Gilbert)
(Josh Groban, Steve Morse Band, Professor at Berklee College of Music)
DAVE ELITCH (Mylie Cyrus, The Mars Volta)
GERGO BORLAI (Tribal Tech, Gary Willis)
Participate in intense and interactive group and private lessons
with all of the featured guest teachers!
ALL STUDENTS WILL WORK WITH ALL TEACHERS!
The “Big Drum Bonanza” will be hosted at the Palm Garden Hotel/Thousand Oaks
PREVIOUS BIG DRUM BONANZA GUEST TEACHERS:
George Kollias (Nile),
Stanton Moore (Galactic)
Virgil Donati (Planet X, Alan Holdsworth, Steve Vai),
Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta),
Jon Dette (Slayer, Anthrax, Testament),
Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp/Smashing Pumpkins)
Jeff Hamilton (Michael Buble/Diana Krall)
Thomas Lang (StOrk, Paul Gilbert, John Wetton)
Chris Coleman (Prince, George Duke, Chaka Khan)
Aquiles Priester (Hangar)
Matt Garstka (Animals as Leaders)
Gergo Borlai (Tribal Tech)
John Tempesta (Helmet, The Cult)
Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa)
Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr's All Starr Band)
Jim Keltner (Studio Legend, John Lennon)
Tony Royster (Jay Z)
Students will also have a chance to participate in a variety of teaching sessions and will be able to participate in a live the
Drum Workshop factory tour to see how drums are made and there will be plenty of opportunity to learn all about drums,
drumming, drum manufacturing, the music business, how to practice, and all imaginable drumming techniques taught
by some of the world’s most accomplished drummers in a small and exclusive classroom setting.