Mike Dolbear Brings His Teaching Experience Across the Pond
Drum Ambition welcomes top UK Educator Mike Dolbear to San Diego in October, as part of a program of Masterclasses and Workshops for students of our bricks and mortar teaching business, San Diego Drum Lessons , as well as the San Diego drum community at large. Both Drum Ambition and SDDL are proud to be Official Mike Dolbear Affiliated Drum Schools, of which Drum Ambition is currently the only Approved Online Platform.
Mike Dolbear is best known as one of the UK’s top drum educators, and is the driving force behind the hugely successful community website, Mike Dolbear.com . Rising to prominence through the late 1990’s, this website has built a massive global following of drummers of all ages and levels, with the latest feature being a highly entertaining and insightful web show. Now into it’s second season, the Mike Dolbear Web Show has video interviews with some of the world’s top drummers, including Thomas Lang, Gregg Bissonette, Mark Schulman, Virgil Donati and Geoff Dugmore to name just a few.
When the organizers of the 2012 London Olympics found themselves needing 1000 drummers to play a choreographed piece for the Opening Ceremony, Mike was the man entrusted with the responsibility. He went on to coordinate drumming showpieces for the European Champions League Final (The largest European soccer tournament at club level), and was personally selected by movie score Composer Hans Zimmer to work on his London production of “Hans Zimmer Revealed”.
Mike will be presenting two Masterclasses in San Diego; the first on Friday 7th October at 7pm , and the second on Saturday 8th October at 10am . Both classes will be held at the Drum Ambition and San Diego Drum Lessons home base; Studio West . If you are interested in booking a place on one of the Masterclasses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . The ticket price for this event is $100, for a two hour Masterclass .
On the afternoon of Saturday 8th October, we will also be running two separate workshops (1pm / 3pm) for any drummers and nondrummers alike who would like to participate in our “Olympic Drumming” workshop, where Mike will talk you through the process of choreographing the performers, culminating in a group performance of the drum parts used in the Opening Ceremony. This handson event will be fun for all ages, and is open to drummers and nondrummers alike. For more details, email email@example.com . The ticket price for this event is $20 for a one hour experience.
If you do not live in San Diego and are not able to attend the events, look out for some video highlights and interviews on Drum Ambition in October. These events are presented in partnership with our friends at Yamaha Drums, Vic Firth, Zildjian and Evans Drumheads.