This page was designed to provide our percussionists with the most possible resources to help them perform at the highest possible level.
Wessels has developed a wonderful method for teaching fundamentals of
snare drumming. It is called A Fresh Approach to
the Snare Drum. There is a method book that can be purchased to
accompany the following video series. This series is great for
beginners, but is also great for middle school and high school students
to perfect their snare technique. Of course, these videos are no
substitute for private lesson instruction, but they would be an
excellent tool to help students grow.
percussionist should be well versed in rudimental drumming. The
following link provides assistance in 40 rudiments that are essential
for every drummer.
set is an area of percussion that is difficult to teach in a group
setting. Drum set is best taught by a private instructor who
specializes in percussion, but this set of videos by Steve Houghton can
augment the instruction that we provide at EAHS. It provides
materials in a variety of styles.
percussion in band is one of the most challenging sections in which
students can play. If a student plays any other instrument,
he/she plays just one instrument. Percussionists in band are
required to play all of the instruments and that can be very
demanding. Here are some links to help develop skill on many of
the instruments that we play in band.
of the links above at on the Vic Firth website. Not only does Vic
Firth sell quality percussion sticks and mallets, but they also provide
a lot of resources for students and educators. Here is the link
to the main Vic Firth education page.
Here are some links to other sites that contain information and links to helpful sites.