With Billy Cobham and the Spectrum 40 Band members--plus special guest Dom Famularo!
Our team of world-class coaches will help you grow your artistry and
teamwork as a Rhythm Section musician or Educator!
Limited Space Available.
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Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, and audio processing devices. With over 40 years of innovation that continues to shape the sound of modern music, Roland sets the standards in music technology for the world to follow. Visit www.roland.com to learn more.
Drum Talk TV, "The Heartbeat of the Global Drumming Community," is the widest reaching media outlet covering the world of everything drumming. DTTV reaches 20 million people monthly, with average of 1 million active fans engaging with its Facebook page weekly, where we post our interviews and documentaries with many of the industry's biggest artists, educators and makers of drumming gear (and at www.drumtalktv.com), and curate content from our fans of over 100 countries.
BILLY COBHAM - Master drummer and percussionist, composer, producer, educator, clinician and creative visionary who gives service through music as he constantly expands his personal creative expression. The Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat is the culmination of Billy’s life’s work.
Billy Cobham’s Website
Learn the finer points of working as a cohesive unit in the Rhythm Section with jazz fusion pioneer Billy Cobham, along with Dean Brown (guitar), Gerry Etkins (keyboards), Ric Fierabracci (bass), and global drumming ambassador Dom Famularo.
Dom Famularo has been traveling the globe preaching the gospel of drumming for over 40 years. Dom’s career has been built upon his unique skills as a drummer, educator, author and motivational speaker.
Dom Famularo’s Website
Guitarist, composer, producer, arranger and educator, who has toured all over the world with musical greats such as Billy Cobham, Roberta Flack, George Duke, David Sanborn and many more.
Dean Brown’s Website
Bassist, composer, producer, educator, who has performed, recorded and run the gamut for artists like Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Stanley Clarke, and many more.
Ric Fierabracci’s Website
Keyboardist, composer, arranger, educator, who played keyboards in the Tonight Show Band for many years under Jay Leno’s tenure.
Gerry Etkin’s Web Info
The Founder of Drum Talk TV, Dan has been teaching "Social Media On Steroids" for three years to the music industry, as well as other industries, from individual entrepreneurs to multimillion dollar corporations. In the music industry he has taught the course to everyone from music educators, to up and coming artists, to artists with gold and platinum records on the wall.
Mesa Arts Center is a unique, architecturally stunning,
international award winning facility located in the heart of downtown Mesa.
One East Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Discounted rooms available for the
Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat.
Breakfast included in nightly rate.
This was a life-changing experience!
Kellie Rae T.
The Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat was amazing.
I learned so much from all of the coaches!
It was incredible playing with Billy and the Spectrum 40 Band and benefitting from each of the coaches’ perspectives!
In a word, transformational!
Do You Qualify?
Qualifications for the Retreat:
For participation in this program, you need to have a good command of your instrument, from at least a high-intermediate to a highly advanced level, plus a basic understanding of how to collaborate with one another in the Rhythm Section, in terms of presenting a musical statement as a group. While it's not required to read music/sight read, it would be helpful, but not necessary.
Please note: This program is not intended for beginner to basic-intermediate musicians. So please, be realistic with yourself and where you are, with your level of proficiency. We want this to be as fruitful an experience as possible for you. This intensive program is chiefly about how to interpret, translate and react to the musical ideas presented, for the high-intermediate to highly advanced level of musician.