It’s almost back to school time, so I’ll share something on education today. I don’t know any truly professional percussionist who isn’t in the world of education in some form. It doesn’t matter if you are a full time teacher, independent contractor, freelancer, blogger or whatever. The vast majority of percussionists teach somewhere in the professional lives. Even people who strictly perform/play for a living most likely have somebody studying a Youtube video of them somewhere. So, they’re teachers.

The world of percussion education is such a strange, misinterpreted and opinionated place. I hope the ideas Seth is sharing below can help some people as we’re all preparing for the upcoming year. I would love to hear some replies on the question “What is school for?” And, more specifically, “What is percussion education for?” Enjoy!

Originally posted on DrumChattr on August 8, 2013.

Dave Gerhart

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