The Band Teacher’s Percussion Guide – Book Launch & Workshop

Saturday, April 8 at 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
St. John’s Music Toronto – 109 Vanderhoof Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4G2H7

Join Stewart as he introduces “The Band Teacher’s Percussion Guide: Insights into Playing and Teaching Percussion” (Oxford University Press), presents a workshop for current and future band teachers, and fields all your percussion questions.

  • 1:00-1:30 Welcome and Introduction
  • 1:30-2:00 Overview of “The Percussion Guide”: its contents and unique features; how to use the exercises for practise and evaluation; the components of Companion Website
  • 2:30-3:30 Workshop. Focusing on snare techniques, the grip, stroke; applying “Lifts and Levels” to rudiments; buzzing and rolls.

For band directors teaching students at all levels of experience.

“An exceptional, comprehensive work . . . The material is well organized and clearly presented.” — MORRIS LANG, New York Philharmonic, emeritus

“An indispensable teaching tool for high school music teachers who teach beginning percussion students. The pages are packed full of useful information and long awaited insights which will help integrate young percussionists into a successful and rewarding band program.”– DAVID FRIEDMAN, University of the Arts, Berlin

“This book will both deepen percussion techniques for band directors and refresh teaching concepts for the percussionist-studio teacher.”–RUTH CAHN, Senior Instructor in Percussion, Eastman Community Music School