So you wanna be a Rockstar? Donn Bennett Drum Studios and Rock-It Music Academy have teamed up once again to bring you the NW’s most popular Summer Rock Band Camp!

Players with basic understanding of guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and vocals will learn how to combine their talents and perform as a band. This camp, now in its 12th year, is led by instructors Chase Culp  (The Crying Spell, Point One) and Eric Snyder (The Crying Spell, Second Coming). The camp will cover a range of topics including rhythm section, dynamics, songwriting, soloing, music business and rehearsal techniques.

Guest artists (to be announced) will teach segments on topics including music business, musicianship, recording, etc. Last year the students had the privilege of working with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger Fisher (Heart), Lynn Sorenson (Spike and the Impalers, Paul Rodgers), Michael Shrieve (Santana, Mick Jagger, Spellbinder), and many more Pacific Northwest professional musicians. Students will also have group and private instruction during the week on their instrument.

Each band will have a professional rehearsal room equipped with a full PA, amps, and drum set provided by our friends at Evolution Studios. The camp is very hands-on and will offer students plenty of performance time. On the final day of the camp attendees will perform live onstage in a concert for their friends and families at concert venue in Seattle, one of Seattle’s most popular rock venues. If you’re ready to take your playing to the next level this one’s for you!

Receive a $25/person credit when you signup with a friend! If you are a drummer please encourage your friends who sing, play guitar, play bass, or keys to join with you!

July 16th-20th // 2018
Show performance – July 20th  (venue TBA)
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Price: $450
To reserve a spot, call: (425) 747-6145


Beginner // Intermediate // Advanced

This is the 14th year for the extremely popular drum set camp. Chase Culp will teach topics including drum set history, basic musicianship, technique, tuning, grooves from several styles, playing with a rhythm section, double bass drumming and chart reading. Students will also get to experience recording in a recording studio. 

Several guest instructors (to be announced) will teach portions of the program. Past guests have included Alan White (Yes, John Lennon),Kenny Aronoff, Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche), Michael Derosier (Heart), Michael Shrieve (Santana) and many more. Must have minimum drum set skills.

July 9th-13th // 2018
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Price: $325 
To reserve a spot, call: (425) 747-6145 

Next clinic: none scheduled

In addition to the shop and teaching studio, Donn Bennett Drum Studio regularly hosts clinics and special events from artists and dealers from around the world.

Check out some footage we got from our last clinic with Peter Erskine to see what these clinics are all about.