We had a minute to catch up with David Demeter, our friend, colleague, and the owner of The Drum Lab (Laguna Hills, CA), as he spoke out on the eve of his masterfully planned drum camp which starts tomorrow. (We previously ran a piece describing and talking about the camp which you can read here). The camp, which features such marque players/teachers as David, Gregg Bissonette, John Ferraro, Sean Winchester, Ray Weston, Walfredo “Wally” Reyes, Jr., and, the iconic Joe Porcaro himself, stands to be one of the standout teaching events of the year.
So David, on the eve of your camp kicking off what are your thoughts?
“Frankly, the outpouring of support and attention to this event has been a bit overwhelming. Really. I am beyond excited to get underway and I think others feel the same way. We are going to be bringing some great players and teachers together with students of all ages at all levels. In fact, we are even offering–for those drummers who have day jobs–a “clinic brunch” which is a lunch/brunch clinic which runs from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is very reasonable so if you are essentially a drummer at any level at any age and you are looking to get involved we do have a spot or two open so call us. Otherwise, I am ready for this camp. It has been in the works for a while and its developing better than I expected. I have to thank so many people for their support.”
We cannot say enough good things about David and The Drum Lab’s camp and we certainly wish David and TDL the best with this event. It is very refreshing to see such two-way enthusiasm between student and teacher. We too have witnessed nothing but support for this event which is nothing short of encouraging for the sake of young and upcoming drummers. Great job David.