Virgil Donati Master Class July 8!
COST: $249 (plus $7.75 credit card processing fee)
Legendary drummer Virgil Donati will run an intimate master
class at the Music Annex on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be one hour for
lunch, which is not included.
This is a rare
opportunity to sit in a small class, limited to just 20
participants, and learn from a master!
will cover a wide range of technical and musical concepts for
hands and feet. He'll get you up and playing with him! The class
is open to drummers at every playing level.
limited to 20 spots, so please register and pay
here before the
class fills up.
62 Hemlock Road
Little Falls NJ
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with a one-hour
lunch (not included)
COST: $249 (plus $7.75
credit card processing fee)
here for a map/directions!
About Virgil Donati
Virgil was born and raised in
Melbourne Australia. From the time he could barely utter a word,
observed the regular band rehearsals his father held in the
house. Virgil’s interest in music and instinct for rhythm had
been apparent to his parents for some time. They began
considering a musical path for him, and one month prior to
turning 3, he found himself sitting behind his first real
Joining his first rock band and signing with his
first major label at age 15 was surely the right choice for the
young drummer. The band was called `Taste’. This was to give
Virgil his early experiences in the studio, with three releases
by the band. The relentless touring also allowed him to
cultivate and improve his skills where it counts – on stage.
At the age of 16, Virgil turned pro to enable him to tour
and focus on music, and has since devoted his whole life and
soul to his art. The motivation has been his endless and
restless pursuit to express himself through his playing.
At age 19 Virgil traveled to the U.S. to further study drumming,
and also took classes in composition and arranging. Returning to
Australia at age 21 his career was alight. He was in demand
playing many genres of music, including jazz, rock, pop, theatre
and studio work. He also worked with many visiting artists,
including jazz pianist George Cables, vocalist Mark Murphy,
Branford Marsalis and Kenny Kirkland, Melissa Etheridge.
His next taste of commercial success came in the early 90s with
Southern Sons. The band reached double platinum with their debut
album. At the same time, throughout the mid 80’s and 90’s,
Virgil’s interest in progressive music was exploited with
several bands he initiated, most notably Loose Change, and
later, On The Virg.
In 1996 Virgil uprooted and relocated
in the U.S.A., in an attempt to expand onto the world stage. It
has since proved to be a very rewarding and productive time.
Recording and touring with the likes of Planet X, Steve Vai,
CAB, Scott Henderson, Steve Walsh, Tribal Tech, Frank Gambale,
Derek Sherinian, Mark Boals, Dave Stewart, Mick Jagger, Josh
Stone, and many others, he continues to push the limits of the
instrument to astonishing new levels.
tours with his own band and is finishing up an album with the
prog metal band Icefish.
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