William Shakespeare said, “If music be the food of love, play on,” but nobody could understand him at first because his mouth was full of smashed up lutes. Find your aural love connection with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $60 for four 30-minute private lessons in drums, guitar, bass, or keyboard (a $125 value)
- $225 for Summer Rock Band Camp (a $450 value). The camp, for guitar, bass, or keyboard players, lasts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday, July 16 to Sunday, July 22, with a cumulative concert on July 22. Drums, while offered at the camp, are not available with this Groupon.
- $25 for $50 worth of music gear and merchandise<p>
Donn Bennett Drum Studio
Flung from the concert stage by the drummer of T-Rex, a single drumstick caught by eighth grader Donn Bennett began a lifelong passion for collecting rare and celebrity drum sets. He began selling and trading equipment from his home, and eventually his constantly expanding collection prompted him to open his own shop in 1977. Today, as recorded by King 5 Magazine, more than 50 signed snares hang from the store's ceiling above a show room circled by 15 sets previously used by drummers from bands such as Green Day, Aerosmith, Kansas, and Cheap Trick. Snares played by The Who's Keith Moon and Kiss' Peter Criss, a signed drumhead by The Beatles' Ringo Starr, and feline whiskers fashioned into drumsticks by Josie and the Pussycats round out Donn's extensive exhibit.
Along with the displayed celeb drums, Donn dispenses new and used drum gear to customers along with vintage snare parts and major-brand replacement parts for sets in need of repair. Stocked with two professional drum sets and a Roland electronic drum tutor, soundproof learning rooms shelter pupils and instructors during private 30- or 60-minute lessons for all skill levels. Along with annual rock camps and clinics, Donn's staff leads specialized classes in diverse drumming topics such as mastering the techniques of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham and the cymbal-smacking techniques of Animal from the Muppets.