Masterclass with Bumblefoot
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp Presents: A Masterclass with Bumblefoot of Sons of Apollo and Guns N' Roses!
Join this exclusive Masterclass on Innovative Technique and Music Theory! Learn how to always hit the right notes and make great melodies, how to also play notes from a 'reverse direction' of the string, and so much more! Directly ask him a question! This class will last a minimum of 60 minutes. You will be sent a Zoom link to join this class two days before the event.
Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer, and world-renowned guitar virtuoso, with over 25 years of releasing Bumblefoot albums, playing international festivals and headlining tours, and gracing magazine covers as a solo artist.
Bumblefoot is lead singer and guitarist of the legendary progressive rock band Asia (featuring Geoff Downes, Carl Palmer, and Billy Sherwood), and guitarist of progressive rock band Sons Of Apollo (featuring Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, and Jeff Scott Soto). Formerly a member of rock groups Art Of Anarchy (2011 – 2017, including STP/Velvet Revolver vocalist Scott Weiland, Creed vocalist Scott Stapp and Disturbed bassist John Moyer) and Guns N' Roses (2006 – 2014), Bumblefoot toured sold-out shows all over the world, headlining festivals with crowds up to 150,000. Bumblefoot's unique 'fretless guitar' can be heard throughout Guns N' Roses' 2008 Chinese Democracy album.
Bumblefoot is also an accomplished composer whose music is often heard in TV, film and video games, including the theme song to VH1's "That Metal Show". Bumblefoot is an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Purchase College teaching music production, runs international "Bumblefoot Music Camps", works with U.S. Embassies around the world on cross-cultural music programs, has his own line of award-winning hot sauces, and has worked with dozens of international charities visiting orphanages and children's hospitals around the world with guitar in hand.
Adjunct Professor at SUNY Purchase College teaching music for 16 years, put together and ran the music department of a private school in NJ before that, band director and teacher at Sam Ash Music Institutes before that, been doing clinics for 25 years (began studying music age 7, started teaching age 13...) I've given classes and clinics at Universities & music schools internationally, Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camps, NYU, School Of Rocks, work with the State Dept to teach at schools internationally, taught members of royal families, and taught children of celebrities at their home. Have run multiple week-long music camps covering technique, theory, songwriting, arranging, ear-training, singing, recording, distribution, publishing, and gigging/touring... biggest passion is teaching and learning :)