2017 saw a boom in fantastic drum clinics, events and opportunities to have up close and personal encounters with your drumming heroes.
Drum clinics can be entertaining, inspiring and educational, or simply a great way to see new gear from your favourite drum brand being demoed by players with the chops to do them justice. Either way, it takes skill (and guts) to entertain a room full of drummers and inspire them to push their own playing.
Some of the drummers on this list have been performing clinics for years, while others are new on the scene. Have you been to many drum events or clinics this year? If so, who put in the most memorable performance?
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Last year’s winner: Thomas Lang
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