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: