This is pretty cool! Amy, who is working with Dweezil Zappa to promote his summer BOot Cap, entitled Dweezilla, asked me to pass the information on my blog as well. Check this out!
From Amy: “DWEEZILLA is a unique five-day experience where musicians of all kinds will be surrounded by Dweezil Zappa and members of his core band. From June 21-24 in the Catskill Forest Preserve in upstate New York, DWEEZILLA offers aspiring musicians a wide range of master classes in addition to one-on-one sessions with Dweezil himself. ”
From the Press Release:
Have you ever wanted to drastically improve your musical skills in a short period of time? Or wanted to learn to improvise like a professional? DWEEZILLA is the opportunity for you!
DWEEZILLA is a 4-day, 5-night music boot camp designed to expand the harmonic horizons of both amateur and professional musicians alike. This musical exploration and development camp will occur in the heart of the “Forever Wild” Catskill Forest Preserve in Big Indian, New York at the Full Moon Resort from Sunday, June 20th to Friday, June 25th 2010.
Disconnected from the busy chaos of the outside world, your days at DWEEZILLA will include gourmet meals provided by Full Moon Resort with master classes from Dweezil Zappa, Joe Travers, Pete Griffin, Scheila Gonzales, Jamie Klime and Billy Hulting. Private performances, intimate jam sessions, campfires, film screenings, and of course, the study of Frank Zappa’s brilliant approach to music, his career, and legacy. Use your time at DWEEZILLA to get advice from the masters, perfect your sound, learn about life on the road, master improvisation, and much more!
“I decided to create a diverse music boot camp for people of all skill levels hoping to increase their musical prowess. It would make me very happy if I could help a fellow musician take their skills to the next level.” – Dweezil Zappa
Accommodations, as well as campsites, are available at the Full Moon Resort and the nearby Alpine Inn. All DWEEZILLA activities will be held on-site at Full Moon Resort. Acres of fields, meadows, forests and streams provide a natural backdrop for a wonderful and memorable experience.
Create an account on Dweezil Zappa’s website: http://www.dweezilzappaworld.com and fill out the DWEEZILLA Musical Boot Camp Questionnaire.