The Ultimate Drum Experience is back !
May 30th until June 3rd
at the Bull Theatre in Barnet, North London.
Booking is now open!
UDE returns for 2016 with a stellar line up of the some of the best drummers and teachers in the UK including: Gavin Harrison, Geoff Dugmore, Ralph Salmins, Ash Soan, Richard Spaven, Gabor Dornyei and Jeff Davenport.
The 5 day event will be held at The Bull Theatre, Barnet, running between 10.00a.m -5.00p.m on each of the 5 days, with evening events taking place between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm.
The course is limited to only 45 students split into 3 class's each class limited to a maximum of 15.
So what do they say about UDE……
"The UDE is exactly what it says on the tin.... A wonderful week of learning from some of todays TOP players in every field of studio and live music. I feel very honoured to have been invited again this year to teach and pass along my 30 years of experience in the recording and live music world and I very much look forward to seeing old friends and making new friends during the week. If you haven't yet booked your place ... DO IT NOW !!!!...... its the UDE 2016 ...... see you there." - Geoff Dugmore
“Having been a part of Mike Dolbear’s UDE a couple of times, I can say that it is an amazing opportunity for drummers to learn from and hang out with some of the top performers and educators in our field. I highly recommend signing up to anyone that is considering attending. You’ll have an amazing experience and will learn a lot in the process.” - Stanton Moore
"Just prior to joining the band, I had attended the Ultimate Drum Experience in 2009 and 2010 and looking back I can see that it was a crucial point in my drumming timeline. It was inspiring to be taught and given advice from some of my favourite drummers in such a focussed environment. The skills, the techniques and the confidence that I gained were essential to my progression. At another level, I realised that as a musician, there is a drumming community and Mike Dolbear's Ultimate Drum Experience is a gateway into that network. I would highly recommend it to take your drumming professionally to the next level!" - Bob Hall - Catfish and the Bottlemen.
"The UDE is one of the best close-up learning experiences I have ever seen. I very much like the way the course is organised and there is a great friendly atmosphere, providing a fantastic learning experience and above all lots of fun!" - Ralph Salmins
Teachers and topics for 2016 UDE -
Geoff Dugmore - Session drumming
Ralph Salmins – It’s all about the swing
Gavin Harrison - Time, polyrhythms, beat displacement and more
Gabor Dornyei - Extreme independence
Jeff Davenport - Everything you need to know about tuning & getting the best from your kit.
Bass player (TBC) - Working alongside one of the UK’s most in-demand bass players.
Ash Soan - Session drumming and groove
Richard Spaven - Working on modern drumming concepts
Evening events include; drum clinics, a jam night and a round table with top industry professionals.
The cost of the non-residential five day course is £495. This includes all daytime tuition and entry into the associated evening events.
Please note: Food and accommodation are not included and should be arranged by the student if required.
For more information including a full timetable and to download the booking form please visit: