This tip for new music educators comes time proven based on my many years experience as a middle and high school band director, and fine arts administrator. Imagine...
Ah yes, the percussion section, ever so important to the whole sound of the ensemble and ever so responsible for sounds you rarely want to hear. Talking too much,...
As a band director, I am sure you are aware that sometimes students don’t play their instrument in band class. There can be a myriad of reasons for this: 1) they...
The smallest details make all the difference. Help your percussionists equalize their stick heights and create continuity within your percussion line.
Does your marching bass drum sound need improving? See this to break down the process of tuning marching bass drums.
This video shows multiple ways of muffling a bass drum.
Breaking down a Flam and an Accent Tap to teach clarity of each rudiment.
Bringing some order to the buzz roll, and how to practice it.
Sometimes student timpani players get sloppy and play undefined rolls. This video shows how to correct this and get clear, crisp rolls.