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Drum Camp

June 24, 2024 8:00 am - June 28, 2024 6:00 pm

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CMC Dunwoody 5518 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338, USA


Rhythm is an essential component of most kinds of music and drummers are invaluable to many kinds of musical groups. Not only do drummers set the timing and pacing of a song (and help other musicians keep with the beat), they also contribute to its feeling, movement and formal composition.

The CMC Atlanta Drum Camp immerses students in a week long program focused on drum technique and musical expression. Students start by getting to know the drum set itself, and they learn how to identify its components, properly assemble, disassemble and set up a kit. The camp curriculum also focuses on stick technique, because whether just beginning or playing for years, stick technique can always be improved upon. Kick pedal technique and basic coordination are included in our studies, too.

While we emphasize by rote learning and feeling rhythmic flow on the drum kit, notation is also a key area of concentration because basic to more advanced rhythmic reading and application is crucial for any drummer, whether they are playing a single surface, pad or snare drum, or splitting rhythms and reading them over an entire drum set with all four limbs.

Finally, Drum Camp also introduces students to a variety of drum styles. To be a versatile musician on the drum set is to learn, listen and investigate many styles of music and the grooves and patterns specific to those styles. Rock, funk, shuffle, swing, reggae, Afro-cuban, blues, second line, drum corps, among many others, all incorporate different musical approaches. Through listening to, learning about, and playing great music, we ourselves can learn from our heroes and keep pushing to create, innovate, and strive to hone our craft as music makers.

Since we group by age and skill level, beginners and more experienced students alike are welcome.

Please note: no camp July 4-5, tuition discount applies

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  • Who is eligible? +

    Day Camps are designed for students in rising grades K-5.  We divide campers by age and skill, so we welcome absolute beginners and more advanced students alike.  Please note:  if you're looking for programs for older students, please visit the summary of programs for middle and high school students.  You'll find information and the online registration there for students grade 6-8 and 9-12.  
  • Where? +

    We offer Day Camps for Kids at three CMC Atlanta locations: CMC Little 5 Points CMC Decatur CMC Dunwoody
  • When? +

    We offer camps year round just about any time local schools are closed.  Our Summer Day Camps start right after Memorial Day and run through the beginning of August.  Full Day Camp is available from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Half Day is also available, morning of afternoon.  Half Day is 8:00 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm.  To see specific themes and activities by week, please consult our Day Camp Theme Catalog (to the left and below) and the Schedule (also below).    
  • How much? +

    Day Camp tuition for grades K-5 ranges from $320 to $425 per week for full day attendance.  Half Day attendance (morning or afternoon) ranges from $225 to $300 per week.   Camp theme activities run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Free extended day allows for drop off as early as 8:00 am and pick up ends at 6:00 pm.  Full Day enrollment allows for drop off as early as 8 am and pick up as late as 6 pm.  Half Day Morning drop off begins at 8:00 am and pick up by 12:30 pm.  Half Day Afternoon drop off begins Read More
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Day Pass

Sometimes parents don't want or need to enroll a student in full or half day camp for a full week.  In this situation, we offer Music School Day Passes, which allow for a day of camp attendance on chosen days:

  • Full Day Pass, $85 per day, drop off begins at 8 am, pickup ends at 6 pm
  • Half Day Pass $60 per day, morning or afternoon 

To purchase Day Passes, simply fill out the Day Camp Registration Form and choose from among the Music School Day Pass options provided.  

After making your payment, you can register to use the Music School Day Pass for any day, in any camp, at any location for up to one year, with limits.  IMPORTANT!  Please note:  Music School Day Pass spots are limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.  Spots are reserved by purchase, payment and then completion of the Music School Day Pass portion of the Day Camp Registration Form.  With rare exception, we require 24 hours notice of a parent's intent to use a Music School Day Pass.  The more advance notice you provide by completing the form, the more likely it is there will be a spot open for a student.  You should assume that your enrollment dates are accepted once you receive a confirmation message from a CMC Atlanta Director or authorized faculty member.             

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