Learn with Taku:
Atlanta Daily World
Atlanta native and Grammy Award-winning drummer Sonny Emory will kick off the third year of his drumming camp for students study with the pros and learn new percussion tricks and techniques.
During the one-week specialty camp, students will explore and discover the musical techniques for success with Emory and his staff of professional working musicians. The camp brings together local faculty and guest instructors from a variety of musical styles, including Latin, jazz, classical, rock, pop and soul. Students will learn teamwork, discipline and self-esteem, along with the art and craft of drumming techniques.
For the first time, Emory is collaborating this year with Georgia Tech's Music Technology Group at one of the nation's top research universities, allowing students to not only learn percussion skills, but also be exposed to the latest in music technology.
Students 11 years old and up are invited to take classes and clinics with some of the world's greatest drummers, including Emory, Cindy Blackman, who has played with Lenny Kravitz; Taku Hirano, who has played with Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks;
Gene Lake, who has played with David Sanborn and Me'Shell Ndege Ocello; Oscar Seaton Jr., who has played with Lionel Richie; Marcus William, who has played for Tyler Perry; and Teddy Campbell, who has played with the American Idol Band and for Al Jarreau and Rod Stewart.