Drums and Percussion

There’s a lot going on in the back of the orchestra.

Xylophones, cymbals, marimbas, vibraphones, timpani, gongs, congas, triangles, tambourines, snare drums, castanets, chimes, drum sets – that’s not even close to a complete list, but percussionists learn how to play them all. If it has to be struck with a stick, mallet or even the player’s bare hand to make a sound, it’s a percussion instrument. Apart from singing, drumming is the oldest form of musical expression we know of, and the most ubiquitous – almost every musical style under the sun has some kind of percussive element. 

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Percussion
Faculty

Our award winning faculty are
masters of their craft.

Settlement Faculty Member
William Marconi

Staff Percussion, Jazz Ensemble Music

Settlement Faculty Member
Gavin McCauley

Regular Percussion, Jazz Ensemble, Music Education Pathways Music