So Mar Drummers, Incorporated, in conjunction with HLAG and a special grant, is pleased to announce a FREE TUITION SCHOLARSHIP for one specially-selected recipient to attend the 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Drum Set Camp, July 17-21, 2022 in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. This annual camp is designed for young drummers, 10-18 years old and includes instruction by artists and educators at the top of their drumming game. Students are divided into separate skill groups to ensure they receive one on one attention from artists such as Matt Garskta, Greyson Nekrutman, Maurice Fears, Jr, Sheila Klotz (2020 HLAG Champion) and more.
This year’s HLAG SoMar Drummers Camp Scholarship winner also will receive private lessons with 2020 HLAG Champion Sheila Klotz, Gresyon Nekrutman and Matt Garstka – at no additional cost.
The full tuition scholarship ($500 value) includes room and board PLUS 3 private lessons with artists listed above. Transportation to and from the camp is not provided in the award. Winner will be announced by HLAG at the conclusion of the 11th Annual Hit Like A Girl International Drum Set Contest.
NOTE: Winners should bring their own drums. If the winner cannot bring their own drums, a 4-piece drum set will be provided.
The Champions and Runner-up winners in all age groups of the drumset category will each receive a one-year membership to drumchannel.com, where they will “Learn From Legends” such as Terry Bozzio, Gregg Bissonette, Chad Wackerman, Thomas Lang, Aaron Spears, Sheila E., Alex Acuña, Virgil Donati and many more. The educational website features 1000s of lessons, courses, masterclasses and shows as well as the new “Drum Channel Academy.”
All Champions and runner-up winners in the Drumset category with receive the Hal Leonard Super Book Bundle that includes 10 top-selling drum and percussion books: Hal Leonard Drumset Method – Complete Edition, 100 Essential Drumset Lessons, The Drummer’s Fake Book, Jazz Standards for Drumsetl Pop, R&B and Gospel Drumming, Drumset Concepts & Creativity, Drum Aerobics, Hal Leonard Cajon Method, Hal Leonard Djembe Method and Hal Leonard Bodhrán Method
Mark Powers’ new drum book, “Jammin’ Janet” teaches aspiring young rockers all of the rudiments, grooves, and fills they need to start drumming in no time! Her fun instructional resources are perfect for use in the lesson room, by instructors who work with young students, as well as at home, by parents of children learning to play percussion.
In her First 100+ Rock Beats for Drumset, Janet and her pet snail, Viva, introduce the most important drumset beats you need to start performing with your first Rock band. Lessons include: 8th-note beats • Quarter-note beats • 16th-note beats (1-handed and 2-handed) • Funky grooves • Double-Time feel • Half-Time feel • Motown beats • Triplets (or 12/8) • Shuffles.
The brainchild of drummer, teacher and former 4 Non Blondes member, Dawn Richardson, the Online Drum Lessons platform features 2 learning tracks for young drummers: “Drumming Basics” and “Beginner To Band”. Selected HLAG 2022 winners will receive scholarships for books and lessons on the site.
All HLAG winners will also receive a copy of Hudson’s Digital Book Sampler including sample chapters from the some of the latest and most-popular digital eBooks in their catalog, such as:
- Steve Smith: Pathways of Motion
- Mark Guiliana: Exploring Your Creativity on the Drumset
- Tommy Igoe: Groove Essentials 2: The Play-Along
- Mike Adamo: The Breakbeat Bible
- Franck Agulhon: The Complete Drum Book – Finding Your Own Path
- Bernhard Lackner: Step It Up – Drum Play Along
One under 18 contestant in the drumset category will receive a full tuition* scholarship for a one semester performance/lesson package at their local School Of Rock location. *Full Tuition scholarships do not include travel, housing or food.