The Percussion Section

Percussion instruments are a family of musical instruments in its own category. Instruments in the percussion family can be categorized into drums, keyboards, or accessories. In general, all percussion instruments produce their sounds by striking the instrument in various ways.

Our beginner class is designed to focus on practice pad (for an overall drum technique) and keyboard instruction. Students are also introduced to timpani, other drums such as bass drum and toms, as well as accessories such as triangle and tambourine. Beyond 6th grade, students strengthen their understanding as a percussionist through an ensemble class.

Phyiscal Characteristics: coordination and high gross and fine motor skills

Percussion Personality Trait: "coordinated"