NEW, EVEN BETTER OFFER!
5 DAY INTENSIVE DRUM CAMP

2100 PLZ

1550 PLZ

It is roughly only 370 EUR, depending on the current exchange rate

We are excited to have international students as our guests. Join us and study with Claus for only 74 EUR per day. SIGN UP

We expect that everybody may have different needs in terms of the accommodation standards. All the prices and information about the places where you can stay, You will find HERE (prices starts from 25 plz).
We will have discounts for the meals in Krajcar restaurant, place that we partner with.
We are more than happy to assist you with your arrangements. Just let us know – CONTACT .

In addition, every participant will get:
– practice materials prepared by Claus Hessler and Szymon Fortuna,
– 25% discount when shopping in Śląskie Centrum Perkusyjne (the discount will be valid until the end of the year),
– A free pass for the final concert, featuring Claus Hessler
– A diploma

GROUP OFFER

JOIN US WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND GET A DISCOUNT

If you teach or You just would like to join the camp with your drummer friends then You should definitely email us and ask for the group offer.

  1. Print, fill out, scan or take a clear photo and send it back to our email: openmindeddrumming@gmail.com
  2. Register and tell your friends from the list to register as well.
  3. Afeter receiving all the applications and confirming payments, we’ll adjust your discount, which for example you can share with the rest of the group.

CLAUS HESSLER

Master of Moeller technique
Successor to Jim Chapin.
Innovator in the “Open-Handed” style of drumming.

One of the best educators in the world, he has been teaching in Germany, England, USA, Austria, Portugal, South Corea, Iran, Croatia, Norwey, France, Romania, Spain, Austarila, China. During that time, he has taught many professional drummers, including Anika Nilles.
Creator of a comprehensive drum teaching program, Claus has published a series of educational books and DVDs, which are an endless source of knowledge about technique, coordination, and musical expression.
He has shared the stage with many great drummers, including Steve Smith, Alex Acuna, Walfredo Reyes Jr., JoJo Mayer, Johnny Rabb, and Luis Conte.

“I don’t know anybody who has been closer to Moeller’s technique than Claus Hessler” – Jim Chapin, 2006

He has performed all around the world – ex. during the Australian Ultimate Drummer’s Weekend

In 2016 he was a guest of the most popular drum portal in the world – DRUMEO, where he recorded an excellent masterclass about Swiss and Collapsed Rudiments.

Claus is not only a great teacher, with many successes on his account! First and foremost he is a virtuosic improviser, and his hand and feet coordination is masterly. He is able to perform complicated ostinatos, while perfectly executing Moeller’s technique. His ease and independence are remarkable.

Check out some of his videos to get a glimps of what you will be able to experience and learn in August!

PARADIDDLE

DOUBLE PEDAL

SZYMON FORTUNA

Student of Claus Hessler. Recipient of Berklee College of Music Scolarship. Szymon is a session musician who has traveled the world playing the drums.
Organiser of Open Minded Drum Camp.

Szymon has been playing drums for about twenty years. His biggest asset is stylistic versatility and sight-reading skills. In the past few years, he has played several hundred shows based on avista sight-reading.

Szymon has studied his craft with jazz studies at Middlesex University in London, and the Berklee College of Music (Summer Program) He studied with drummers like Gene Colderazzo (USA), Harry Tanschek (AUT), and in the past two years he has continued to learn and grow with the help of Claus Hessler.

In 2014, Szymon received a Berklee World Tour Scholarship to the value of $20,000.

Szymon is very passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge with others.

While we have a great deal of information we would like to share with you, we also value and would love to hear your voice! Everybody is at different stages of playing, and so each of us will have different challenges, needs and questions. Therefore please feel free to write, ask, and suggest! We will be able to create a program that better suits you if you share your suggestions and personal needs.

DAY 1

Class – Szymon – “Introduction & warm up”

DAY 2

Masterclass – Claus – “Moeller technique and it’s importance – history, frequent misconceptions, up/down mechanics”

Masterclass – Claus – “Theory and technique put into Practise – drumset workout”

DAY 3

Masterclass – Claus – “Coordination – the gate to drumming freedom”

Masterclass – Claus – “Eliminate weaknesses – open-handed approach”

DAY 4

Masterclass – Claus – “Groove – the art of ostinatos”

Masterclass – Claus – “Stay in balance – feet workout, basic and advanced concepts”

DAY 5

Masterclass – SZYMON – “Introduction to sight-reading”

Masterclass – Claus – “Change shapes to change perspective – Collapsed Rudiments”

SUNDAY

8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 8:45
8:45 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:15
9:15 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45
9:45 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 10:30
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:15
11:15 – 11:30
11:30 – 11:45
11:45 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:15
12:15 – 12:30
12:30 – 12:45
12:45 – 13:00
13:00 – 13:15
13:15 – 13:30
13:30 – 13:45
13:45 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:15 CHECKING IN

LODGING

14:15 – 14:30
14:30 – 14:45
14:45 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:15
15:15 – 15:30
15:30 – 15:45
15:45 – 16:00
16:00 – 16:15  DINNER TIME
16:15 – 16:30
16:30 – 16:45
16:45 – 17:00
17:00 – 17:15
17:15 – 17:30
17:30 – 17:45 INTRODUCTIONS

WARM UP

17:45 – 18:00
18:00 – 18:15
18:15 – 18:30
18:30 – 18:45
18:45 – 19:00
19:00 – 19:15 SUPPER TIME
19:15 – 19:30
19:30 – 19:45
19:45 – 20:00
20:00 – 20:15 FREE TIME / SOCIALISING
20:15 – 20:30
20:30 – 20:45
20:45 – 21:00

MON - WED

8:00 – 8:15 BREAKFAST TIME  
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 8:45
8:45 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:15
9:15 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45 EXERCISES
9:45 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:15 MASTERCLASS
10:15 – 10:30
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:15
11:15 – 11:30 MASTERCLASS
11:30 – 11:45
11:45 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:15
12:15 – 12:30
12:30 – 12:45
12:45 – 13:00 WORKSHOP

group A

WORKSHOP

group B

13:00 – 13:15
13:15 – 13:30
13:30 – 13:45
13:45 – 14:00
14:00 – 14:15
14:15 – 14:30 DINNER TIME
14:30 – 14:45
14:45 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:15
15:15 – 15:30
15:30 – 15:45
15:45 – 16:00
16:00 – 16:15

WORKSHOP

group B

WORKSHOP

group A

16:15 – 16:30
16:30 – 16:45
16:45 – 17:00
17:00 – 17:15
17:15 – 17:30
17:30 – 17:45 WORKSHOP + Q&A
17:45 – 18:00
18:00 – 18:15
18:15 – 18:30
18:30 – 18:45
18:45 – 19:00
19:00 – 19:15 SUPPER TIME
19:15 – 19:30
19:30 – 19:45
19:45 – 20:00
20:00 – 20:15 FREE TIME / SOCIALISING
20:15 – 20:30
20:30 – 20:45
20:45 – 21:00

THURSDAY

8:00 – 8:15 BREAKFAST TIME  
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 8:45
8:45 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:15
9:15 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45 EXERCISES
9:45 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:15 MASTERCLASS
10:15 – 10:30
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:15
11:15 – 11:30 MASTERCLASS
11:30 – 11:45
11:45 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:15
12:15 – 12:30
12:30 – 12:45
12:45 – 13:00 WORKSHOP + Q&A
13:00 – 13:15
13:15 – 13:30
13:30 – 13:45
13:45 – 14:00 FINALE + DIPLOMAS
14:00 – 14:15
14:15 – 14:30 DINNER TIME
14:30 – 14:45
14:45 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:15
15:15 – 15:30
15:30 – 15:45
15:45 – 16:00
16:00 – 16:15 SETUP & SOUNDCHECK

OPENED FOR PARTICIPANTS OF

OPEN-MINDED DRUM CAMP

16:15 – 16:30
16:30 – 16:45
16:45 – 17:00
17:00 – 17:15
17:15 – 17:30
17:30 – 17:45
17:45 – 18:00
18:00 – 18:15
18:15 – 18:30
18:30 – 18:45
18:45 – 19:00
19:00 – 19:15 CONCERT

“In The Circle”

19:15 – 19:30
19:30 – 19:45
19:45 – 20:00
20:00 – 20:15
20:15 – 20:30
20:30 – 20:45 PHOTOS / SOCIALISING
20:45 – 21:00
*the program may be modified

After being so impressed during his private studies with Claus, Szymon decided to invite his teacher to Poland. Together they will prepare 5 days of intensive training for you. They will try to help you shape the direction of your musical career, teach you what to practice, and how to do so.
No matter your level, whether you are a beginner or an advanced drummer, this camp will open up new possibilities for growth in your playing and musicianship.