Music and Percussion

I've been playing percussion for years. I started out in middle school mostly playing drums and then switched to mallet percussion. As a young adult, I played in the Pensacola Civic Band, learned marimba solos, and infrequently played in church.

I am mostly self taught, learning from The Goldenberg Books and Stevens "Method of Movement". I mostly use Stevens grip for four-mallet but also can use Burton grip. I also experiment with six-mallet independence.

I primarily focus on mallet percussion, and I enjoy hand drumming and accessory percussion. I have also played drum kit and timpani in concerts and musicals.

I have found that I have a knack for finding and restoring instruments. I have an Inventory of instruments I can use for gigs and loan out. I've been asked on multiple occasions, "Why do you have so many instruments?" The answer is pretty simple—because I want to play them.

I am currently most active in the Pensacola Bay Concert Band, where I serve as a section leader, provide percussion equipment, and do many behind-the-scenes band duties. I play cajón with the band's Wind Ensemble at local nursing and assisted living facilities on most Saturdays. I also play mallet percussion in the Pensacola Civic Band as my time allows.

You can see my Schedule and Resume to learn more about my activities, or see my list of previous performances. I may be available for other musical opportunities in the Northwest Florida area.

Upcoming Performances

Subject to change, I will perform in these events:

Topics

Here are some topics of percussion that I am interested in:

  • Mallet Percussion
  • Multi-Mallet Technique
  • Hand Drumming
  • Instrument Design and Building
  • Music Education Advocacy

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Related Software

  • AndroidCamScannernot foss: Mobile document scanner—Useful for copying sheet music
  • LinuxMacOSXWindowsMuseScore: Music notation program

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