Why You’ll Always Want to Cover Your Timpani

Philosophy, Timpani

A full set of timpani can cost as much as a car, making them some of the most financially difficult instruments to replace when damaged. It is important to protect these expensive instruments during performance by using appropriate playing techniques….


5 Percussion Sites You Need to Know

Concert Percussion, Sites

The Throne: A Drumming Podcast Photo: thethronepodcast.com Chicago-based drummer Colin Campbell hit a homerun creating this podcast! Among its plentiful offerings are interviews with some of music’s most happening people, videos, the “rudimental tidbit of the fortnight”, and more. percussioneducation.com Photo: percussioneducation.com…


Joining the 16Parks Music Team


I am pleased to be joining the team at 16Parks Music as the staff Percussion Arranger! Today is the official launching of 16ParksMusic – offering customized marching band shows, visual design & consultation, original compositions, custom transcriptions, and much more!…

Breaking News >>> Battalion



I have joined the instructional staff at the Battalion Drum & Bugle Corps based in Salt Lake City, Utah! It’s exciting to get started with a brand new DCI group. I can’t wait to see the group take shape and create…


Adding Value to the Concert Band Warm Up


I stepped into a high school concert band rehearsal this week to find some typical scenarios associated with the percussion section within a concert band warm up. During the warm up, the keyboard players rolled long tones and played scales, bass…


NEW! Article for PAS


My article titled “#MUSICIANSTOO: DEVELOPING THE MUSICAL PERCUSSIONIST THROUGH AN INCLUSIVE WARM-UP ROUTINE (PART 1)” has been published in the Fall 2015 volume of the Percussive Arts Society Educators’ Companion. Click HERE to check it out!


The Importance of Family


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about motivation. How to motivate those that don’t want to be motivated. How to kindle the fire within those students that already have some level of motivation. To get some ideas, I contacted some…

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