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Sweet Instruction: Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton to host Rock Fantasy Camp "Masterclass" session

Courtesy of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp

If you’ve always dreamed about getting a music lesson from Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton, no need to dream on! Hamilton is among the latest musicians who’ve signed on to host one of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp’s recently launched series of “Masterclass” virtual tutorials.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s interactive online class is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 28, at 8 p.m. ET.

Other musicians slated to participate in newly announced “Masterclass” events include Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid on June 17, ex-Ted Nugent singer Derek St. Holmes on June 22, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson on June 27, L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns on June 30 and longtime John Fogerty touring drummer Kenny Aronoff on July 14.

During the Masterclasses, the featured artists will share vocal, musical and songwriting tips, tell stories about their eventful careers, answer questions from attendees and more.

In addition, surprise guest artists may pop into online classes unannounced.

Previously announced classes include ones hosted by Ramones drummer Marky Ramone on June 16, former Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto on June 18, current Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra on June 19 and Blue Öyster Cult members Buck Dharma Roeser and Eric Bloom on June 20.

Prices for the events range from $100 to $200. Each class will be limited to 25 attendees, and will run for an hour. Most of the events start at 8 p.m. ET.

Rock Fantasy Camp also is offering a special $100 gift certificate toward any camp taking place in 2021 for people who sign up for a Masterclass event between now and Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21.

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Here is the full list of upcoming Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Masterclass events; start time is 8 p.m. ET unless otherwise noted:

6/15 — Teddy “Zig Zag” Andreadis
6/16 — Marky Ramone
6/17 — Living Colour’s Vernon Reid (starts at 3 p.m. ET)
6/17 — Narada Michael Walden
6/18 — Liberty DeVitto
6/19 — Whitesnake’s Joel Hoekstra
6/20 — Erin Gardner (starts at 3 p.m. ET)
6/20 — Blue Öyster Cult’s “Buck Dharma” Roeser and Eric Bloom
6/22 — Derek St. Holmes
6/27 — Megadeth’s David Ellefson (starts at 3 p.m. ET)
6/28 — Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton
6/30 — Tracii Guns
7/1 — Mark Slaughter
7/7 — Eddie Trunk
7/11 — Jeff Scott Soto (starts at 3 p.m. ET)
7/14 — Kenny Aronoff

By Matt Friedlander
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