Gary Donald

Gary D.

Austin, TX
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Lesson Details

Percussion

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an experienced teacher with time slots available for private percussion/drum lessons either in my home studio or online. Whether you're a middle or high school student looking for additional help outside of class,
preparing an audition, or just looking to improve your own musicianship and technical ability, I offer individualized 1-on-1 lessons for all ages and levels that are fun but also goal-oriented and effective in achieving results.
My expertise is in a wide array of percussion instruments and lessons often include but are not limited to:

Drumset
Snare Drum
Mallets (marimba, vibraphone, xylophone)
Congas
Timpani (unavailable in home studio)

A bit about me:
I am currently in my third year as a private lesson teacher living in Austin, Texas. Prior to Austin, I lived in Ann Arbor, MI where I completed my Master's in Music Performance at the University of Michigan and made a living as a freelance musician. in late 2015, I decided to move to Austin, TX to pursue teaching. I've been teaching for 8 years now and I've had the opportunity to work with all different ages in a variety of settings including private lessons, group lessons, master classes, and ensemble coachings.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I'm generally able to respond within 24 hours.
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About

Gary delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2009

I am currently in my third year as a private lesson teacher living in Austin, Texas. Prior to Austin, I lived in Ann Arbor, MI where I completed my Master's in Music Performance at the University of Michigan and made a living as a freelance musician.

In late 2015, I decided to move to Austin, TX to pursue teaching. I've been teaching for 8 years now and I've had the opportunity to work with all different ages in a variety of settings including private lessons, group lessons, master classes, and ensemble coachings.

Experience

Private Lesson Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
Various secondary schools in Texas

Meet with middle and high school students during the school day for private lessons. Also work extensively with marching percussion and front ensembles during fall semesters.

Principal Percussionist
Jul 2013 - Aug 2015
Jackson Symphony Orchestra

Percussionist/Timpanist
Aug 2013 - Jun 2015
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Percussionist/Timpanist
Jun 2013 - Jun 2015
West Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Percussionist
Apr 2013 - Jun 2013
National Repertory Orchestra

Highly competitive summer orchestra music festival.

Education

Master's of Music in Percussion Performance
Sep 2012 - May 2014
University of Michigan
Bachelor's of Music Performance
Jan 2009 - May 2012
University of North Florida

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Texas Music Educators Association
Aug 2015

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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Percussive Arts Society, The
Sep 2011

We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.

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