Growing up in Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to see Mitchell Peters perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic numerous times. As a young percussionist, my first four mallet marimba solos were Waves and then Yellow After the Rain. I only wish there were resources and videos like the one James Beauton posted today. Bravo James! I look forward to future videos. (more…)
Grab a pair of sticks and a practice pad (or any playing surface) and learn techniques to become a more effective percussion educator. Topics to include: Full Stroke Exercises, Paradiddles and more Flams (Flam Taps and Flam Accents).
For more videos and professional development resources, check out the International Music Education Summit. Thanks to Elisa Jansen Jones for hosting this video.
Stroke Types Handout
Links to purchase sticks and pads are below. These are Amazon Smile links. A percentage of each sale goes to the Los Cerritos Elementary PTA. You can also purchase these items from your local music dealer.
Someone at the London Philharmonic Orchestra has a lot time on their hands and I am so glad! Can you clap-along with Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring?
Grab a pair of sticks and a practice pad (or any playing surface) and learn techniques to become a more effective percussion educator. Topics to include: Full Stroke Exercises, Paradiddles and Intro Flams
There is a lot of great content that is being created during the Coronavirus. Pablo Rieppi, percussionists with the New York City Ballet Orchestra, has created the Percussion Lounge. As of today, there are two posts:
Grab a pair of sticks and a practice pad (or any playing surface) and learn techniques to become a more effective percussion educators. Topics to include: Full Stroke Exercises and Paradiddles
Join Dr. Tommy Dobbs (University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith) as he describes how to properly hold a tambourine. The video will provide a strong platform from which the percussion student can develop good technique.
Grab a pair of sticks and a practice pad (or any playing surface) and learn techniques to become a more effective percussion educators. This episode covers setting up the snare drum, teaching matched grip and stroke types.
Here is a list of percussion resources. I have broken the list into different levels. If you have a resource that you would like to add, please leave a comment below and I will add it to the list. (more…)
I attended the Music for All National Festival and Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival on March 14 – 16, 2019. The festival concluded with a Gala Awards Banquet and this year, Eric Martin, President and CEO of Music for All gave the keynote address. In the speech, he wants “you to be commit to your craft. I want you to be that C student who is committed to community at home, in your music ensembles in your schools and in your town or city in your state and in this nation…”
Take 6 minutes and listen to this speech. Share this speech. Watch it with your students. This speech was recorded Saturday, March 16 in the Grand Ballroom of the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN.
Did you like this post? Here’s one more to check out: Musing on a Career Teaching Music in the Private Sector by Ben Wahlund