Drum Masterclass: Free to MLC Students!

We have a great opportunity to take part in a drum masterclass on Saturday 13th July.

The session is free for all MLC students, all abilities are welcome, but places are limited and given on a first come and first serve basis.

Please see below for details:

Time: 4pm-6pm

Date: Saturday 13th July

Location: Metronome, Nottingham, NG1 1AP

MLC Hand and Foot Technique Masterclass in association with Drago Drums and Drumnosis

Power, Precision, Speed and Control for Drummers.

Master the Foundational concepts of drumming!

This drum masterclass will provide a deep dive into hand technique and foot technique, the bedrock of any strong drummer’s foundation.

Whether you’re a beginner struggling with basic single strokes or an advanced player seeking double pedal mastery, this class will equip you with the tools to elevate your playing to new heights.

What you’ll learn:

  • Posture and Ergonomics: Setting yourself up for success with proper posture and pedal positioning to maximise power and efficiency.
  • Pedal Technique: Mastering the heel-up, heel-down, and combination strokes for clean, controlled single strokes with dynamic control.
  • Hand Techniques: The four fundamental strokes for developing maximum control speed, power and endurance.
  • A special section on the Moeller technique for total dynamic control.
  • Developing Speed and Power: Unlocking the secrets to efficient hand and footwork for faster playing without sacrificing accuracy.
  • Double Pedal Techniques: Introduction to the art of double bass drumming. The three main muscle groups used in bass drum playing and how to develop them (even if you don’t own a double pedal)!
  • Practice Strategies: Effective practice routines to solidify your footwork and develop muscle memory.
  • Q&A Session: Get your burning foot technique questions answered by the instructor.
  • A special performance incorporating all these techniques!

Who should attend:

  • Drummers of all skill levels looking to improve their footwork and their hand technique.
  • Those seeking to develop greater control, power, and speed with their single and double bass drum technique.
  • Drummers who want to explore new hand and footwork concepts and enhance their groove playing.

What to bring:

  • A practice pad
  • Drumsticks
  • A notebook and pen for taking notes
  • An enthusiastic attitude and a willingness to learn!

Your Instructors:

Mark Smith is a professional drummer with 30 years experience. He has performed and recorded with extreme metal acts such as Arorior and Spearhead, as well as performing clinics with Mark Mondesir, Craig Blundel, Mel Gaynor and many others. He runs Drumnosis drum tuition.
Felipe Drago is a professional drummer since 1987, took part in many tours in Brazil some regions of Argentina, south of the USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal and France. In 1992 started his activities as a drum teacher. Since then has amassed a wealth of experience teaching from beginners to professionals, from children to seniors.

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