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Percussion Department

Percussion Department - Core Philosophy

Percussion Department Chair - Ed Sorrentino
Percussion Department Chair - Ed Sorrentino

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.

Percussion Department Faculty






Percussion Lessons

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. Click here for complete pricing.

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.

Beginner/Intermediate Percussion Ensemble
Intermediate-Advanced Percussion Ensemble
Advanced 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


Percussion Department Faculty

Jesse Stiglich
Victoria Chang Ted Sajdyk Ed Sorrentino
Dept. Chair
Jesse Stiglich

Tuition Assistance

Financial aid is available for those who can document financial need.
Financial Aid deadlines and application.