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I am a multi purpose percussionist. I can show you proper technique on most...such as shakers, tambourine, bongo/conga drums, tympani, mallet instruments and all other bells and whistles you need for a percussion blowout!
Scholastic methods and rudiments, sight reading, timing, dynamics, and all of the fundamentals for percussion in concert band, marching band, drum corps, and orchestra.
Ryan is knowledgable along a wide spectrum of hand percussion, including more traditional forces, such as Latin percussion technique (conga/bongos/shakers/accessory percussion), as well as the middle eastern tabla (doumbek/derbekke), indian tabla, and mallet percussion, such as timpani instruction. Ryan teaches on a MalletKat which can be used for all keyboard percussion needs including marimba, xylo, and vibes. Ryan also has experience adapting all of these to the drum set or in being played in conjunction with a kit set up.
djembe drum, conga drum, bongo drum
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As you’re probably aware the drums are among the most popular percussion instruments and they are played across a wide variety of genres. However, the scope of percussion instruments goes way beyond the drums. In fact, there are so many members of this instrument family we couldn’t even begin to name them all in this short introduction. Contrary to the common notion, percussion instruments do not simply exist to provide highlights or accents within musical scores. In fact, one of the unique parts about percussion is that they make compositions livelier due to the pulse and rhythm they provide. These instruments create sound by being hit, shaken, rubbed, scraped, and other methods intended to make them vibrate. You can learn these techniques, as well as others, simply by enrolling in our percussion lessons available in a city near you! So search our site for teachers that specialize in various percussion instruments suck as Idiophones (wood block, crash cymbals, marimba, celesta), Membranophones (tom-toms, snare drum, timpani), Ethnic/World percussion (bodhran, djembe, gamelan, steelpan, tabla, dhol, berimbau, timbal), and Latin American percussive instruments (congas, bongos, timbales, maracas, gourds, shakers, cowbells).