Drummer’s Odyssey camp 2018

Coming to Firebird Studios in October, our resident drum teacher AJ Rousell has put together the very first drum camp in Bristol. Twenty four lucky drummers will have a chance to study with some of the world’s premiere drummers.

He’s also teamed up with several great drum and percussion manufacturers to provide great goodie bags for everyone who attends. Brands including Hardcase, Vic Firth, Evans, Protection Racket, Vater, Code, Cosmic Ears are already involved, with more being announced all the time.

You do not get the chance to study with teachers like this very often and in our humble opinion, you’d be mad not to come along and get an intense learning experience that will take your playing to a new level!

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THE DRUMMER’S ODYSSEY CAMP is an intensive weekend of drumming education, hosted in Bristol (UK) on the 27th & 28th of October 2018. Each year will see a different Trio of incredible drummers being brought to TDOC, who will give inspiration, education and guidance for all attendees who are looking to push their drumming.

The line up for TDOC 2018 features:

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Emmanuelle Caplette

  • Judge for ‘Hit like a Girl’ Competition,
  • Main Stage artist at UK Drum Show 2017,
  • Guest Drummer for ‘Late with Seth Myers’,
  • Internationally renowned educator, highly in demand session drummer.

Pete Cater

  • Voted one of the top 5 jazz drummers in Modern Drummer Magazine Poll 2015
  • Band Leader for ‘The Pete Cater Big Band’, Main Stage artist at London Drum Show 2016 & 2018.
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Pete Riley

  • Main contributor for Rhythm Magazine,
  • Head of drums at the Academy of Contemporary Music,
  • Highly sought after Session Drummer (Guthrie Govan & Republica)


On the 27th/28th October, students will receive a 2 hour session with each tutor on both the Saturday and Sunday. Resulting in 12 hours worth of lessons, within intimate groups of 8 students max.  There is a buffet lunch provided on both days, and also a Camp Goodie Bag for each attendee.

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Price for the whole weekend is £330, which works out at less than £30/hour with teachers that would typically charge double for a private lesson!

To book a place, fill in your details on the booking form below:

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