NYSSMA Winter Conference,
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2017: Workshop and Appearance with JW Pepper

Looking forward to meeting colleagues and talking percussion at the NYSSMA Winter Conference in Rochester, NY.

In my workshop, Teaching a Relaxed Percussion Technique, I’ll explain :

  • an effective snare drum grip
  • playing with relaxed arms and hands
  • using the rebound off the drum for speed and control
  • using “lifts and levels” to play smooth dynamics

There will be lots of time to discuss any questions teachers might have about playing and teaching percussion!


“Teaching a Relaxed Percussion Technique”

Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 PM

Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY

Frontier Room


Have a look at The Band Teacher’s Percussion Guide: Insights into Playing and Teaching Percussion (Oxford University Press) and bring any questions you may have about teaching percussion!

Friday, December 1 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM

Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E Main St, Rochester, NY