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Drumeo VIP Week

Join us at the Drumeo Headquarters for a 5-day intensive drumming experience.

May 28 - June 3

Instructors:

Pat Petrillo, Dave Atkinson, Mike Michalkow

Sold Out!

June 11 - 17

Instructors:

Jay Deachman, Dave Atkinson, Mike Michalkow

Sold Out!

June 25 - July 1

Instructors:

Daniel Glass, Dave Atkinson, Mike Michalkow

Sold Out!

July 9 - 15

Instructors:

Aaron Edgar, Dave Atkinson, Mike Michalkow

Sold Out!

2017 Details & Information

2017 DATES
May 28 - June 3
June 11 - June 17
June 25 - July 1
July 9 - July 15

LOCATION
Drumeo HQ
107-31265 Wheel Ave.
Abbotsford BC, Canada
V2T 6H2


RECOMMENDED HOTEL
Sandman Hotel & Suites
32720 Simon Ave
Abbotsford, BC, Canada
V2T 0B8


SKILL LEVEL
All

AGE
19+

TOPICS
Warm Ups
Rhythmic Training
Vocabulary Building
Artistic Progress
Practicing Techniques
Pad Lessons
Technique
Ergonomics
Coordination
Independence
Sound
Groove Design
Click-Training
Open Classes

SCHEDULE
Day 1 - Get together for cocktail hour in the evening.
Day 2 - Daily workshop
Day 3 - Daily workshop
Day 4 - Daily workshop
Day 5 - Daily workshop
Day 6 - Daily workshop, VIP Week Wrap-Up Party
Day 7 - Departure and saying goodbye to new friends!

HOTEL INFORMATION
Students are responsible to book their own hotel rooms. We’ll offer a shuttle to-and-from the Sandman Hotel for all Drumeo VIP activities. Drumeo has secured a special rate at the Sandman Hotel & Suites for $99 CDN per night. You can get this rate by mentioning “Drumeo” when booking by calling: (604) 556-7263. Students who do not stay at the Sandman hotel will be responsible to find their way to and from Drumeo HQ throughout the duration of the week.

FOOD
There is a grocery store right across the street from the hotel, as well as many different restaurants. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Drumeo each day.

AIRPORTS
(YVR) Vancouver International Airport (78 kms from Drumeo),
(YXX) AbbotsfordInternational Airport (4 kms from Drumeo)

TRANSPORTATION
There will be shuttle service from the Sandman Hotel to Drumeo HQ every day, so there is no need to book a vehicle unless you would like to travel to different destinations in the evening, or if you’re booking your room at a different hotel. Transportation will be provided from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at 3 pm on the day of arrival for each week. Transportation will be provided back to the airport at 7 am on departure day of each week. Guests are responsible for their own transportation should their flights arrive outside of these 2 shuttle times.

WHAT TO BRING
Drumsticks, paper, pen or pencil, and headphones. Feel free to bring your own pedals should you want....

COST
$1490 USD
Lodging and flights are not included in this rate.
You have a one-pay, two-pay, or five-pay option.
Must be paid in full at least 30 days prior to the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Should I get a rental car?
A: There is no need to rent a car, unless you would like to travel to different places in the evenings after the sessions. The lessons will go late quite often so we don’t recommend renting.

Q: I just started drumming, would this event work for me?
A: Yes, all weeks will benefit drummers of all skill levels.

Q: How long does the session last every day?
A: The main teaching sessions will go from 9:00am - 6:00pm. After that, we are going to have jam sessions, do live streams so the community can see you play on the Drumeo kit, and have dinner together for those that want to. So we would expect each evening to go to around 9:00pm - 10:00pm.

Q: I am below the 19 year old age limit, why can’t I come?
A: If you are below the age limit, but would like to participate, please email dave@drumeo.com to chat more about this.

Q: What will I eat when I am there?
A: Every day, breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Drumeo HQ. After the daily session, you can arrange a dinner with other students at Moxies (right near hotel), go for sushi (also near the hotel), or purchase groceries.

Q: Will I have one-on-one time with the instructors?
A: Yes, each student will get at least one session with a Drumeo instructor.

Q: Why do you only accept 12 students at a time?
A: We want to keep the experience as personal as possible and give each student lots of one-on-one time.

If you have any questions about Drumeo VIP Week, you can send Dave Atkinson an email at dave@drumeo.com, or contact Drumeo Support toll-free at 1-800-439-8921 (USA/Canada) or direct at 1-604-855-7605 (International).