Drum Clinics and Masterclasses

Drum Clinic:
***Every clinic is designed for the needs of the musician in attendance.***
These are some of the topics that will be discussed and demonstrated:
  • Different genres of music covered
  • Playing time and different variations of time
  • Playing from a melodic perspective
  • Soloing and grooves
  • Playing odd meter
  • Sight-reading
  • Playing with a click track
  • Emphasizing the basics
  • Control and musicality
  • Playing with and enhancing a band

Drum Masterclass:
***Edwin G. Hamilton also offers special topic masterclasses for smaller, more intimate groups (students) upon request.***
These are some of the topics that will be discussed and demonstrated:

  • Rudiments
  • Stick control (sticking and hand position)
  • Ride cymbal approaches
  • Limb independence
  • Bass drum approaches
  • Soloing in form and in style of music

Choir Clinics and Gospel Music Masterclasses

Choir Clinic:
***Edwin G. Hamilton is available and equipped to work with and prepare choirs for effective ministry through song. In these clinics, choirs will be taught fundementals of music as well as songs in which can be used for services.***
These are some of the things that will be covered and taught:
  • Fundementals of music
  • Pitch recognition
  • Aural skills
  • Breathing exercises
  • Vocal warm ups
  • Leading a song versus singing back ground
  • Songs to learn

Gospel Music Masterclass:
***Edwin G. Hamilton is also available and equipped to work with and prepare church musicians for effective ministry through music. In these intimate masterclasses, musicians will learn what is appropriate for authentic music ministry in terms of playing for a church and accompaning the worship experience.***
These are some the things that will be covered and taught:

  • Playing in every key
  • Scales and warm ups
  • Playing in annoiting versus showing off
  • Implementing playing techniques that will enhance the worship experience
  • What is appropriate in the service and what needs to be reserved for sheds and solos
  • The right time to crank up and the right time to be quiet¬†

Booking Clinics/Masterclasses

To book Edwin G. Hamilton for a clinic or masterclass please fill out the Booking/Inquiry Form. ***Serious inquiries ONLY please.***