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San Diego Studio Drumming Camp August 7-8, 2019

Recording in the studio is one of the greatest joys in the life of any musician. There is nothing quite like it - put simply, it is where the magic happens. Capturing a moment, a feeling, a sound, an idea without any formula or instructions is exhilarating, and everyone on the team is adapting and working together to capture it.

And then there’s the performance aspect. You’ve got parts you like, song format figured out… but now you have to perform it as CLOSE TO PERFECT AS POSSIBLE. Holy smokes… and on top of that, the red light is on, people are watching, and so much at stake! …Yep, precisely. These are some of the moving parts that make the studio experience so intense, nerve-racking, and yet so incredibly fun, rewarding and refining.

The goal of this camp is to give drummers a taste of this studio world- the details of engineering, capturing sounds, picking out songs, recording, listening back and evaluating. Growing together and helping each other learn in the process. This time is for you to learn a TON in a world class studio with drummers in the same boat as yourself, and have fun while doing it. Each drummer will have multiple chances to record, listen back and get to keep a copy of their recordings.

This year’s camp features Chris Hobson, who will be engineering and teaching the recording side of the process. He has worked on everything from indie albums to major motion pictures, and has a world of knowledge to share with us. He studied at Berklee College of Music, and was a faculty member at Art Institute in San Diego. Chris and I have worked together on many projects, and I am honored to have him on the team this year.

Location:
Singing Serpent Studios is located in Kensington near Mission Valley. It is a professional recording studio. The beauty is that you will be recording at a “real deal” studio, all while being in a setting where there is minimal pressure. We will get to sit in the control room together, take turns recording in the tracking room, and have teaching sessions in both rooms.

Camp Time:
Both days, the camp runs from 9am – 2pm.

Necessary skills:
Drummers with intermediate to advanced skill levels are welcome. Most importantly, you need to be reasonably comfortable playing along to recorded tunes, as well as to a metronome. Ages 14+.

Price:
$325, which includes lunch on both days. A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to secure your spot, payable by personal check, Venmo App (@Spents) or Cash App ($spents). First come, first served. Space is very limited!

Food:
Lunch is provided. Please notify me ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions or needs.

To bring:
Please bring sticks, practice pad, notebook, pen, closable water, and non-messy snacks.

Disclosure:
Similar to a college course, if enrollment to the camp is not what it needs to be to at least cover expenses, I reserve the right to cancel the camp. In this case, I will refund any deposits. To sign up or request more details, email SpencerKimLessons@gmail.com

Cheers!

 

 

 

Spencer Kim is one of San Diego’s most in-demand drummers, trained at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, with more than 12 years of professional experience.

Spencer's drumming has literally taken him across the globe and he has been featured on over a dozen albums, as well as television programs such as Grey's Anatomy, Oprah's The Big Give, If You Really Knew ME, Wildfire, Hyundai Auto commercials, as well as the feature film Walking On Water.

Performances and recording credits include national touring artists such as: Leeland, Sara Groves, Brenton Brown, Future of Forestry, Bethany Dillon, We Shot The Moon, Evan Wickham, Trevor Davis (The Voice), The Eagle and Child, and many more.

He has taught in multiple lesson studios in California, as well as music conferences, workshops, music camps, group classes and countless private lessons. Students as young as 6 are accepted!

Spencer’s unique teaching style has consistently brought great results for his students. Some of which, having started with no knowledge of the drums, have gone on to perform at venues like the House of Blues, join school jazz bands, and play on worship teams.

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