Two Day Drum Camp featuring Massimo Russo & Jonathan Curtis

Kettering Drum Camp

Sunday 29th & Monday 30th May 2016

After the success of our first drum camp last December featuring Rob Hirons & Fanny Themlin, I am happy to announce that I have chosen to extend the experience this May to a two day event. This event will be taking place on the 29th & 30th May at ISM Academy, Kettering and feature some of my favourite educators. If you have ever had an interest in playing drums or currently have lessons, I urge you to attend this two-day event. Each day will feature a clinic performance from three drummers (Including myself) with the option of a private lesson with the educator of your choice.

The line up

Massimo Russo

MASSIMO RUSSO is a young drummer and percussionist. He graduated with honours at the Conservatory “F.Torrefranca” of Vibo Valentia.12274435_10205226171881924_3794942505047865168_n A very talented musician, drummer, teacher and clinician; he conducted several seminars in Italy, France, Germany and England collaborating with great word-class musicians as Daniel Schmitt and Dom Famularo. (L.) Massimo’s talent lays in his natural versatility, in his ability in understanding, without hesitations, the specific sound in the wide range of musical styles, even thanks to an excellent hands technique. COLLABORATIONS with Dom Famularo, a successful internationally renowned artist (awarded more than once as the best drummer teacher and clinician in the world) started in 2010 when Massimo went to the U.S.A. to attend drum lessons with him. From that moment onwards Dom Famularo saw in Massimo the ideal teacher to create the only Italian “Wizdom Drumshed School”.

Jonathan Curtis

Jonathan is an independent drummer based in the East Midlands. He is currently involved in a number of projects, including his own Jonathan Curtis Eclectic Band. Jonathan is an exponent of the art form of drumming, musical expression, and the ideal of technical perfection. 277839_253752558075522_544281306_oThrough his practice, teaching and performance, Jonathan hopes to contribute in some small way to the advancement of the art of drumming. Jonathan began drumming at the age of eleven, joining his secondary school orchestra and attending percussion lessons. Since then, he has studied with various tutors and professionals across the UK and Australia, played with many bands and projects, and recorded in the studio.

Growing up on heavy metal from the likes of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, throughout his teens Jonathan progressed onto the more extreme forms of death and black Metal. The drummers of these bands (for example, George Kollias of Nile, Richard Christy of Death, Horgh of Immortal), pushed the boundaries of what was physically possible with a pair of sticks and a double bass pedal. This influenced Jonathan’s playing, causing him to explore the more extreme side of drumming. This helped form his technique based relaxation and proper form. Since then, his musical tastes have matured, incorporating strong bebop influences from the likes of Tony Williams, Stan Levey and Jack DeJohnette. These pioneers of the bop style lead to a progression into musical playing, time playing and structured soloing, as well as an undeniable focus on swing.


Drum Camp Schedule

The days will run from 10am until 4pm each day (Lunch will be taken at 1pm for one hour)

Sunday 29th May 2016

10.00am – Introduction (Meet the teachers)

10.15am – Glenn Hallam clinic (A preview of his recently released App)

11.15am– Break for coffee

11.30am– Jonathan Curtis Clinic

1pm – Break for lunch

2pm– Massimo Russo Clinic/Master Class (Latin Class)

4pm Finish


Monday 30th May 2016

10.00am– Morning Coffee

10.15am- Massimo Russo Clinic/Master Class

12.15am– Glenn Hallam (Rudimental Practice)

1.30pm– Lunch

2.30pm– Jonathan Curtis Clinic

4pm Finish


 How much will this cost?

To secure your place for this two-day event, follow the PayPal link below to purchase your place over the count at ISM Academy.

For both days you are required to pay £65

For just the one-day you are required to pay £40

We are also offering a one on one lesson with the teacher of your choice for an extra £35

Please contact me for the lesson schedule (This will be part of your day)

What to bring with you?

  1. Drum Sticks
  2. Drum Pad
  3. Drum Throne
  4. Money for Lunch and Coffee (This is not included in the price)
  5. Money for purchase of possible educational products such as books etc
  6. An open mind to your drumming.