Percussion Lessons and Classes

The percussion category includes any instrument that makes a sound when it is hit, shaken, or scraped. Some percussion instruments are tuned and can sound different notes, like the xylophone or timpani and some have no definite pitch, like the bass drum, cymbals or castanets.

Private Drum, Drum Set, Snare Drum, and Marimba Lessons

For more information on private lessons, please click the link below.

 

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Percussion Group Classes

Jazz 360

This course is designed for high school age musicians who are interested, but not quite ready to perform, in the school jazz ensembles. Our program will provide semester long course in improvisation, plus small combo experience, repertoire immersion and performance training. The core program consists of two hours weekly for 16 weeks, starting Saturday, February 9 through Saturday, June 1st, with a performance on June 8th, timing to be determined. There will be no class on 4/6/19 for spring break.One hour will be devoted to an all-instrument improvisation class. All students enrolled in the program are required to take this course unless the student is already taking a similar course privately or in school. Proof of enrollment in a similar course offsite may be required. The second hour, either before or after the improvisation class, is a small combo ensemble, consisting of a maximum of six musicians and instruments appropriate for the genre. We will offer up to four combos during the Spring semester. Each combo will have two coaches, each of whom will alternate through the summer to provide broader perspectives and techniques. Entrance into Jazz 360 is by application only. Please submit your application here. A letter of recommendation from the school or private instructor is recommended. Students without a letter of recommendation may require an audition. Selection will be based on the student's ability, instrument, availability, and program capacity.For more information about our Jazz 360 program, please access the FAQ's here.

AVAILABLE SECTIONS

  Dates Days Times Fees Ages Instructor Section
Start Date: 2/9
End Date: 6/8
Days: Sa
Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Time: 12:30 PM
Fees: $1,020.00
Age: 13-18
Instructor: Gary Matsuura
Section: Jazz360
2/9 - 6/8 Sa 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM $1,020.00 13-18 Gary Matsuura Jazz360
Start Date: 2/9
End Date: 6/1
Days: Sa
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Fees: $680.00
Age: 13-18
Instructor: OCMD OCMD Faculty
Section: Jazz360Combo1
2/9 - 6/1 Sa 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM $680.00 13-18 OCMD OCMD Faculty Jazz360Combo1
Start Date: 2/9
End Date: 6/1
Days: Sa
Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Time: 01:30 PM
Fees: $680.00
Age: 13-18
Instructor: OCMD OCMD Faculty
Section: Jazz360Combo3
2/9 - 6/1 Sa 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM $680.00 13-18 OCMD OCMD Faculty Jazz360Combo3

Adult Jazz Improv

Are You:A Music Educator?Improve your instruction of jazz improv for your students! Gain vocabulary, techniques, and skill progression to help students learn better and faster.An Experienced Amateur Musician?Improve your own improvisation skills! Learn practical tips to accelerate your trajectory in jazz.A Classically Trained Musician?Broaden your music skills to include jazz! Build your current repertoire and gain the tools and experience to successfully transition to jazz.All Adult workshops are 60 minutes in length, and are taught by Professor Gary Matsuura, who has perfected instruction in improvisation over 27 years. He gives musicians, young and not-so-young, beginners and experienced, the keys to every jazz artist's journey through jazz.

AVAILABLE SECTIONS

  Dates Days Times Fees Ages Instructor Section
Start Date: 3/23
End Date: 6/8
Days: Sa
Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Time: 01:30 PM
Fees: $480.00
Age: 18+
Instructor: Gary Matsuura
Section: AJazzImprov1
3/23 - 6/8 Sa 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM $480.00 18+ Gary Matsuura AJazzImprov1

Blues Jam

Blues Jam

AVAILABLE SECTIONS

  Dates Days Times Fees Ages Instructor Section
Start Date: 5/22
End Date: 5/22
Days: We
Start Time: 07:30 PM
End Time: 09:00 PM
Age: All
Instructor: Lenny Graf
Section: BluesJam20
5/22 - 5/22 We 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM All Lenny Graf BluesJam20
Start Date: 5/29
End Date: 5/29
Days: We
Start Time: 07:30 PM
End Time: 09:00 PM
Age: All
Instructor: Lenny Graf
Section: BluesJam21
5/29 - 5/29 We 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM All Lenny Graf BluesJam21
Start Date: 6/5
End Date: 6/5
Days: We
Start Time: 07:30 PM
End Time: 09:00 PM
Age: All
Instructor: Lenny Graf
Section: BluesJam22
6/5 - 6/5 We 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM All Lenny Graf BluesJam22
Start Date: 6/12
End Date: 6/12
Days: We
Start Time: 07:30 PM
End Time: 09:00 PM
Age: All
Instructor: Lenny Graf
Section: BluesJam23
6/12 - 6/12 We 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM All Lenny Graf BluesJam23