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Percussion Department

Percussion Department - Core Philosophy

The Conservatory’s Percussion Department offers the very best in percussion education, with instruction on snare drum, drum set, mallets, timpani and world percussion (Latin percussion, hand drums/steele drum) Monthly workshops/masterclasses (free to SSC students) are offered in an effort to establish a strong and versatile student population and bring awareness to communities we serve.

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Private Lessons
Most students start private drum lessons and percussion lessons in grade four. Private lessons are offered at 30 minute, 45 minute, and 60 minute lengths. Group instruction (three or more students) is 60 minutes in length. 

Percussion Department - Class Offerings

Rhythm FUNdamentals
Ages 6 to 8
Introduces basic music concepts and skills through learning to play a variety of percussion instruments.

Percussion Ensemble

Mallet Ensemble
Ed Sorrentino

Honors Ensembles
Advanced students in the Honors Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and Jazz/Rock Ensembles are chosen by audition

Chamber Music

Chamber opportunities are available in strings, percussion, woodwind, brass, voice and mixed instruments with or without voice.

Concerto Competition

Students compete. Click for details

Percussion Day 2018