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FMEA 2020 Clinic Handout – Percussionists Are Musicians, Too!

Learn more about my clinic at the 2020 FMEA Professional Development Conference.

PASIC 2015 Two-Mallet FUNdamentals Handout

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the handout from my PASIC session, "Two-Mallet FUNdamentals – From the Ground Up"

 

Percussion Services Offered
  • Educational and interactive clinics for middle school, high school, or college level percussionists

  • Percussion consulting for institutions and/or ensembles

  • Masterclasses that allow students to play in front of peers and receive feedback

  • Marching ensemble instruction/consulting (front ensemble and battery)

  • Private lessons

  • Percussion adjudication––solo & ensemble, marching band, indoor drumline

 

Teaching Experience

Collegiate Level

  • Assistant Professor of Percussion, Southeastern University, 2013 – 2020

    • ​Oversee and coordinate all facets of percussion at SEU, including teach all private lessons, percussion techniques courses, and percussion ensemble

    • Recruit talented percussionists

    • Expand and maintain percussion instrument inventory

    • Teach music theory and history courses

    • Direct and teach the SEU Fireline

  • Assistant Instructor, Indiana University Marching Hundred Drumline, 2008 – 2010

  • Percussion Instructor, Star of Indiana Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps, 2010

  • Percussion Instructor, Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, 2007 – 2009

  • Battery Assistant, Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps 2009 – 2010

Secondary School Level

  • Numerous clinics, performances, and presentations at high schools around the country

  • Percussion/Composition Instructor, Center Grove High School, 2010 – 2013

  • Percussion Specialist, Northview High School, 2007 – 2011 

  • Percussion Instructor

    • Bloomington South High School, 2007 – 2010 

    • Bloomington North High School, 2008 

    • Owen Valley High School, 2004 – 2007

    • Ben Davis High School, 2004 – 2006

Thoughts on Education:

 

Quality education is something I value highly, and it is my goal to provide music and percussion education of the absolute highest level to students of all ages who desire to learn. While there are some areas in which I specialize, I am capable of teaching a broad spectrum of percussion. No matter the instrument or style, I believe in the fundamental value of music to communicate, and I aim to help students understand the incredible breadth and depth of music as art.

 

However, I also believe in teaching skills that go beyond music––skills that can be used in real life, whether a student pursues a career in music or not. Responsibility, professionalism, respect, patience, and a serious work ethic are all things I emphasize to my students over time. It takes more than simply being a good player to land work in today’s music job market, and it is my goal to equip students to enter the workplace better prepared to take on challenges of all sorts, no matter what field of work. (See my Teaching Philosophy Statement.)             -BB

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