Evelyn Glennie

Today’s Lesson Series: #1

Keyboard Percussion, Pedagogy

This is the first post in a series I’d like to publish regularly. Every time I teach, my students and I experience an “ah ha” moment at some level. Sometimes it’s huge! Sometimes it’s something almost unnoticeable. The Today’s Lesson…


8 Ways to Serve PAS


Become a blogger. The Percussive Arts Society blogs are intended to bring to our members the opportunity to establish thoughtful discourse in regards to advancing percussion. Your contribution to this section of the site is very valuable to us so…


8 Books Every Percussionist Should Own


Creative Music Making (book w/ CD) by Bill Cahn Photo: steveweissmusic.com Percussionists tend to focus on learning technique more than developing an individual musical voice. Creative Music Making will help you find that unique voice by enhancing your creativity in all styles of music. Beyond Basic Percussion by…


3 Things to Do to Your Timpani Everyday


1. Put the drums in the appropriate range.  Photo: Brandon Arvay You need to know what notes your drums can play. Putting the drums in the correct range help you know where to put the notes. And, because of the…


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!…

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