JULY 22, 2019
JULY 22, 2019
It is certainly no secret that the music world and especially the drum scene is still dominated by men. However, the community of female drummers with outstanding talents is growing and some women are working hard on a change of the men-oriented drum image. Two of these female shining drum stars are Anika Nilles and Emmanuelle Caplette. From July 12th-14th, 2019, they invited in cooperation with OnlineLessons.tv women from all around the world to take part in a “woman only” drum camp. 15 drum passionate women and big fans of Anika and Emmanuelle from Switzerland, Japan, Sweden, Thailand, China, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Israel, Malta, UK, Ukraine and Italy heard the call and accepted the invitation for the first EWA drum camp in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany. EWA stands for “Education for Women in Arts” and this camp was a concern of the heart for the two drum giants Anika and Emmanuelle. And it was a great success. The attending women showed a firework of drum enthusiasm, which proved that women don´t have to hide behind the skills of men.
During the three workshop days they practiced various drumming techniques. Both artists dived deep into their knowledge and shared their experience as professional musicians. They provided a real inside look into the business and outlined essential steps to become a professional female musician. Other agenda points were discussions about important qualities and skills required to be a successful in the music industry. Self-promotion, recording techniques, social media, knocking on the right doors, jam sessions and a lot more. This camp was a unique and complete experience for aspiring female drummers.
Since this was a highly inspiring course for the attending ladies, it would be no surprise, if one of the next female drum stars were already amongst them. We´ve been a proud partner of this event and are looking forward to further projects which support young, talented women and men in music.