Happy March! It is a busy time for everyone. WGI is heating up and I am in Indy this week for the Music for All National Festival and Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival. The level of middle and high school percussion ensembles are amazing. I saw groups perform percussion ensemble pieces that were once played by college ensembles. I also had an opportunity to visit the PAS Rhythm Discovery Center. It is a must for any percussionist. Here are some articles to check out this weekend. Please let me know your recommendations. Leave a comment below.

The world’s required reading list: The books that students read in 28 countries by Laura McClure and Daryl Chen

Your Life in Weeks – Wait But Why by Tim Urban

Three Times When Bragging (Tactfully) Can Help Your Career by Rich Bellis

A Practice Hack That Could Significantly Boost Practice Efficiency (but May Not Feel Like It In the Moment) by Noa Kageyama, Ph.D.

Lazy but talented by Seth Godin

Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
Dave Gerhart

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