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The Percussion Summer School
Leeds, UK, 21–25 August 2005

Stephen Keogh, Ireland/Spain Drums
Marney O'Sullivan, Ireland/UK Timpani, orchestral percussion
Daniella Ganeva, Bulgaria/UK Marimba
Felix Gibbons, Brazil/UK Percussion

The principal tutors are Stephen Keogh (renowned drummer with Peter King and many jazz greats) and Marney O'Sullivan (principal timpanist of the Orchestra of Opera North).

As guest tutors in 2005 we welcome for the first time marimba soloist Daniella Ganeva to teach tuned percussion, and also Brazilian percussionist Felix Gibbons, who has played with the likes of Milton Nascimento and Gilberto Gil. We also look forward to a return visit from the amazingly versatile Sophie Hastings.

What students from the 2004 course thought

"Congratulations on a brilliant idea and it was wonderful for me to be surrounded by such great musicians" (college student age 20)

"Everything was fantastic. The concert was very challenging but glad I had the opportunity...the whole course was an experience that has inspired me" (late starter age 50)

"I have improved rhythm and am more informed about timp playing" (school student age 16)

"I gained confidence in improvising in front of people, learnt more about world music and finally learnt a groove on kit!" (member of National Youth Orchestra age 19)

"It has given an insight into areas of percussion that I will be looking into further" (professional drummer age 39)

"Very worthwhile, enjoyable experience! Informative and good fun! Very well organised! Thank you!" (college student age 20)

Disclaimer: Global Music Foundation exists solely to promote understanding of music and the arts. Any personal views which may be expressed by individual tutors or students at GMF events do not necessarily represent those of the Global Music Foundation or its directors.