TUITION

CB's Worldwide Weekend Masterclasses - CBWWWM

 
 
 
 
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“... Craig’s passion for teaching is infectious and the knowledge he shares invaluable to any drummer wanting to improve their craft... his exercises can get the beginner on the grid quickly and also challenge more advanced players... my desire to improve my drumming has never been stronger...” Chris Muller, 50, Orlando, Florida

come and join the worlds most interactive, immersive and unique drumming learning experience - Season 5 finale - Sunday 20th feb booking's now open

THE OVERVIEW

I always had a big task on my career "to do" list that I wanted to produce one of the world's most advanced, unique and immersive learning experiences. I wanted to build one of the most supportive and friendly Drumming communities where no-one was judged and everyone was welcomed and in April 2020 I set about trying to make it happen. After years of planning and preparation the CBWWM was born, an interactive fun learning experience like no other. My goal was to compose every single challenge to music and give the participants challenges that they can use for the rest of their years, it's evolved to be so much more. The participants ability continues to grow and friendships all over the world have been forged. There are regular hangs online, there is a private group where people can share their progress, ask questions or just be silent! there is no pressure, it even had its own merch!  What started off as a teaser to see if I could do something truly unique is now embarking on it's fifth season with the production levels and material gone up another level.

HOW IT WORKS

Firstly, there is NO pressure and you are NOT on Camera! Approximately 1 hour before the class starts you will get a link and details how to join. The class is at 3pm UK Time and  booking's close at 2pm the day of the class, if you can't make that time, you can download the live stream at your convenience. When you open the link, please type a "hi" to the regulars and they will make you feel very welcome, as will I. The class will run for approximately two hours. I will be using ground-breaking audio and visual technology to give you a fully immersive experience in the comfort of your own home or rehearsal room. There is a chat box on the side of the room that you can participate on if you wish. The streaming studio is set into zones. The Kit Zone, Hands Zone and Education Zone, the latter consists of white boards where your challenges are written on. Instead of practicing to click, the challenges are completely composed to music every week that will help you out in terms of notation and rhythmic reading, it is completely bespoke for you and original every week. At the end of every session I will set you a playing challenge, It could be an original composition, It could be a remix, but it is always a test and always fun. After the session is completed you will receive a download link which will include all the music and all the transcriptions. Once again, you can also download the live stream to watch at your convenience again for reference. You can join at anytime during a season and you will be made to feel very welcome by THE most friendly drum community on the planet. After the class, you can join the online community, who share their progress, videos, have regular Zoom hangs about subjects and sometimes include guests from the industry from time to time. There is NO online drumming community like it.

SEASON 5 - Sit Tall, Inspire and do the simple things better

This season my goal is to achieve three things,

1 - To inspire yourself

Both on and off the stage. Always look at positives in your playing and when you do hit a little stumbling block, have the simplistic tools to get out of it and push on without lacking inspiration. Sit taller when you play and get others to see the improvement

2 - To Inspire others

Do the simple things that world class pros get booked for day in day out, be a better teacher, communicator, hobbyist, or weekend noodler, essentially be better than you were yesterday. Create a voice, a sound, YOUR sound, from your tuning to your groove to your chops. We will always need to go backwards to go forwards, it’s all there inside you, it’s up to you if you want to unlock it.

3 - Sound world class at the basics

Anyone can play the drum groove to “beat it” what makes it so different when everyone else plays it? There are so many reasons and I’m going to make you slam down your 2 and 4 like never before from the bottom up.

To sum these three categories up, I want you all to be a better, more rounded player, have a much deeper appreciation and understanding of time, be more versatile and to be able to sound like YOU

Details of Episode 6 are below

  • Sunday the 20th Feb - 3pm UK Time - BOOKING'S NOW open

"This weeks theme, content, challenges and play-along's are always a long term plan to help you progress and to get you sitting that bit taller when its time to play and ultimately extending the vocabulary and building confidence. Season 5 Episode 6 will be "10 things every Drummer should know", a series of time, groove and counting challenges to set you up for a lifetime of great and comfortable confident drumming.

HOW TO BOOK

With some masterclasses charging a LOT of money and giving very little in return, I've purposely kept the cost at a minimum so everyone can join the classes and everyone gets a mountain of material to last them a lifetime. The cost of entry to each masterclass is just £10.00 via the PayPal button at the top of this page.  You will receive a link at 2pm on the Sunday of the masterclass with all the details. Please make sure the email address in your PayPal is active to receive the access codes for the session

I MUST thank Roland, Sennheiser, Mapex and Paiste for providing these incredible tools currently that enable to enhance my creativity to piece together this unique concept during these challenging times.

If you’d like to join myself and many others this weekend and fancy a couple of hours of fun behind a kit or practice pad, no matter where you are in the world or where you see yourself on the playing spectrum, then please do come and check it out, I promise you a couple of hours of quality entertainment and education that is unrivaled anywhere else. There are a few stats below of the first 4 seasons, I look forward to seeing you, please stay safe.

TEACHING AVAILABILITY 

AVAILABLE DATES

I'm using this technology stated above into my private tuition and taking bookings on the dates and timings below for all levels. The material is always a work in progress and not always a quick fix. I push my students pretty hard and set them material based on their long term goals. I also pride myself on great tea making skills but I'll write you an IOU for that until we're allowed in the same room..

If you would like to reserve a space then click the email below with a subject title "Private Tuition". When a space is fully reserved, it will be marked in the timings above, places will be on a first come first served basis.

Due to the current worldwide situation I have reduced my prices for 1-2-1 lessons to £40 per hour and £70 for a two hour lesson I have also changed my flexibility in my bookings allowing simply for an AM or PM. Thankfully I have some recording and programming commitments but I will work around you

To enquire or book a lesson please email lessons@craigblundell.com

TEACHING DATes

Not currently teaching in person but 1-2-1 over the internet...  

Please contact directly for timing's and availability

 

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

“Craig’s work ethic and commitment is infectious and so inspirational.” Mark Connolly, 52, Stoke on Trent, Staffs UK