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 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. I may be available for other musical opportunities in the Northwest Florida area.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my schedule is prone to sudden cancelations.

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

Upcoming Performances

Subject to change, I will perform in these events:

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