The concept of Music Annex LA is simple: we make many of the
world's greatest musicians accessible to you
for full-day classes that inform and inspire. And we do it at an
Some of the
world's greatest musicians live in Los Angeles or perform here
regularly. This includes players in jazz, rock, metal, r&b, and
more. Many of these players love to teach and interact in a
classroom setting! Music Annex LA is well-connected to these
musicians and we work with them to create classes you will love.
Classes are held at the incredible
Phantom Recordings studio. Owned by
Simon Phillips, the studio is conveniently
located in Sherman Oaks on Van Nuys Blvd. just north of the 101
In addition to drums, guitar, bass, keyboards,
and vocal classes, Music Annex LA will be scheduling music and
sound production/engineering classes wih world-class people.
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Music Annex LA is owned by
Orkin Marketing Consultants. OMC manages business
and marketing for several top artists, and also owns and
operates the annual
Drum Fantasy Camp in Chicago.
Director Steven Orkin has more
than 13 years in the music industry. He manages business and
marketing activities for artists Dave Weckl, Steve Smith,
Mike Stern, and more.
In 2007, Orkin started Drum
Fantasy Camp. DFC is the largest independent drum camp in
the world and attracts participants of all ages and playing
levels from more than 15 countries each year.
Annex LA is Orkin's vision for an ongoing experience similar
to Drum Fantasy Camp. The small group experience, combined
with world-class instructors, will be made availabe on a
regular basis to LA residents and visitors.
Questions about Music Annex LA? Click
here to write to Steven directly!
L/R: Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd,
and Steven Orkin