60-minute Lesson and Studio Class (for advanced students, studying snare drum, marimba, drum set, etc.)
Percussion Ensemble . . . . . . $17 per month/$50 per quarter
Nine or ten 60-minute rehearsal classes and performance on end-of-term recital. Great chance to put technical and musical skills to use in a real musical setting!
how/when do we start?
When: Many percussion students start in the 5th or 6th grade, after their school band has begun. We recommend starting before then, espeically if the child has shown early interest in sound and rhythm. Age 7 or 8 is usually a good point to start, but many students can begin much earlier. Please call for an appointment, and we will assess your child's readiness to study at no charge!
How: Just call or email us using the info on the CONTACT page, and we will set up an initial meeting, then schedule your regular weekly lesson time.
WHY CHOOSE OUR STUDIO?
Scott is also a school music teacher, in touch with what students need to succeed. Lessons here are a complete stand-alone program, plus a great complement to the school band/orchestra.
Students learn to perform, read, write, and aurally recognize rhythmic vocabulary IN TEMPO.
Students progressively develop techniques, vocabulary and musicality on snare drum and mallet/keyboard percussion; plus drumset, Concert and Latin accessory percussion, and steel drums, according to the student's needs and goals.
Comfortable lesson studio is well-equipped with an acoustic drum set, practice pad set, 4.3-octave marimba, bells, CD/video players, whiteboard, many accessory instruments, and a large library of books, recordings and sheet music.
Students past and present are/have been members of the Akron Youth Symphony and Cleveland Youth Orchestra, the Ohio State University Marching Band, successful Pop and Progressive Rock bands, and more.
Alumni have gone on to major in music education, percussion performance, and music technology at DePaul University, The University of Cincinnati Conservatory, Ohio State, The University of Akron, and more.
Musical study builds self-knowledge and skill in skill-building itself. Alumni have also taken that ability into other fields: Human and Veterinary Medicine, Law, Sports Management, and more.
These studies will help students develop both: a lifelong ability to enjoy, make, and appreciate music; and the knowledge that they can confidently approach any long- or short-term task.