Tag Archives: percussion

What music have you available for percussion ensemble?

‘Too much’ was the reply… players and resources available made it easier to put together a list of titles. Continue reading

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Sticks for Starters

Participation in music is life changing. Regular singing and/or playing an instrument have many benefits especially where health and social interaction are concerned. For the first time in my music teaching experience, forty years and counting, I am meeting drum … Continue reading

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On My Trolley

Using the Music (or Percussion) Trolley in Schools Teaching at a number of schools in different areas of the North of England has given me an insight into the use of the trolley of instruments. This resource is often to … Continue reading

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A to Z of Percussion

A couple of years ago I published a collection of blogs about percussion. It was an A to Z of percussion instruments and to save searching I have now collated all the links on one page. Here are all the … Continue reading

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Drummers are percussionists too

Well into the teaching term now and already some of the drum pupils are asking about when they will be playing percussion again. Introducing the sounds of percussion into the drum lessons has inspired most of the students to consider … Continue reading

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Life and Creative Life

Just noticed that fruit is far more plentiful at the moment and it is over two months since I posted anything although to me it seems like last week. Apologies to any followers, you have probably now found a more … Continue reading

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Present and past, new and old, now and then.

How to celebrate 37 years, and counting, of composing and publishing music? This is the question I have been pondering for a number of weeks and then everything became clear as I was editing some new compositions. The idea is … Continue reading

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