Louise Campbell

Louise C.

Frederick, MD

Lesson Details



Louise delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:
August 2014

I received my Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Shepherd University in 2016. I have been performing for almost a decade in a wide variety of styles and ensembles, and teaching professionally since 2014. My specialty is in marimba performance.

▶ Performance Highlights:
- Spires Brass Band, Frederick, MD, 2016-present
- National Music Festival, Chestertown, MD, 2014
- Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, Shepherdstown, WV, 2014-2015
- Windsor Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps (DCA), 2012
- The Fredericktowne Players Orchestra (“Curtains” 2011; “Babes in Arms” 2016)
- Shepherd University Honors Recital, March 2016
- Shepherd University Wind Ensemble Tour of France & Monaco, May 2013
- Guest Conductor, Celebration Ringers, Frederick Church of the Brethren, February 2013

I have studied orchestral percussion with Dr. Michelle Humphreys, Dane Palmer, and Dr. Charles Reader, drum set with Ronnie Shaw, jazz improvisation with Kevin Pace, and composition with Dr. Mark Andrew Cook. I have composed numerous works for marimba, percussion ensembles, piano, and other mixed ensembles.

▶ My teaching style
I focus on teaching control, musicality, and well-roundedness to achieve musical excellence. I believe that an open mind is essential when approaching and analyzing music, and I implore my students to ask questions and to think independently.

I assign listening assignments often, to broaden musical knowledge and allow students to discover their individual taste and style. The ideal percussionist possesses a great knowledge of contemporary literature in addition to significant repertoire in history, and therefore much of my focus is music of the present.

Along with teaching technique, repertoire, and musical analysis, I will focus on developing proper practice skills, and how to overcome problems that develop during individual practice, in an effort to establish musical independence.

▶ Studio information
My home studio is equipped with a 4.0 octave marimba, snare drum, drum set, piano, cajon, djembe, frame drums, and other accessories.

Please feel free to visit my website for more information: louisecampbell.net

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Percussion Instructor
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Preparatory Music Program at Shepherd University

Taught private percussion lessons to community students, incorporating knowledge of significant solo and ensemble repertoire, theory and aural skills, and overall musicianship. Created lesson plans tailored to the needs of each student.

Percussion Instructor / Conservatory Counselor
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Salvation Army Camp Tomahawk

Directed youth percussion ensembles, and taught percussion classes and private lessons (ages 6-17). Supervised and directed students in music and camp activities. Tutored music theory.


Bachelor of Music in Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2016
Shepherd University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Outstanding Junior Music Major
May 2015
Shepherd University Department of Music
Outstanding Sophomore Music Major
May 2014
Shepherd University Department of Music


Phi Kappa Phi
Apr 2015

Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

Percussive Arts Society, The
Aug 2012

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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Photos & Videos

Naglfar, Mvt. I by Casey Cangelosi
Photo by Louise C.

Kim by Askell Masson
Table Music by Thierry de Mey
Over the Rainbow arr. Max Seide Leth
Introspection No. 2 by Louise Campbell (original composition)
Performing at the National Music Festival under the baton of Hans Richter

Photo by Louise C.

Photo by Louise C.


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