The Percussion Summer School
Leeds, UK, 22–25 August 2005

The course centres on developing the essentials of strong rhythm, good technique and musical imagination whilst covering a wide range of percussive subjects.

Typically, the day begins at 9am with a session on inner pulse, followed by a group workshop on, for example, drumkit, timpani, Latin-American percussion, orchestral percussion or tuned (xylophone, vibraphone etc.)

Then we split up into smaller groups in order to concentrate on different aspects of technique, style, repertoire or improvisation. There are also opportunities for private lessons with the tutors.

Classes normally finish at 5pm, allowing time in the evening for relaxing and absorbing what has been learnt. Throughout the week we rehearse in various ensembles, large and small, in preparation for an informal concert which takes place on the Friday.

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We very much look forward to welcoming you at the Percussion Summer School 2005!

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