When many people think of percussion they think solely of drums, but the percussion family includes a huge array of instruments. Basically, any musical instrument that is struck (either with sticks, mallets, or by hand) is a member of the percussion family. Percussion instruments include drums of all shapes and sizes, mallet instruments (pitched percussion: xylophones, vibraphones, marimbas, chimes, and bells), cymbals, drum set, and auxiliary percussion (this category includes everything used for special effect not mentioned above).
While percussion may appear to be the easiest group of instruments to play, each instrument requires a specific technique, fluent dexterity, and for drum set, a great amount of coordination. Professional percussionists, while competent on all percussion instruments, generally specialize in a specific area; an orchestral tympanist rarely plays anything other than tympani, while a rock drummer rarely plays anything other than drum set. Our percussion instructors at Pellegrino Fine Arts Academy combine a wealth of expertise with an abundance of performance experience - a combination guaranteed to help any student, regardless of age or ability level, achieve their musical goals!
What are the benefits of percussion lessons?
- One-on-one, individualized instruction tailored to meet your specific needs
- Our instructors teach proper technique for all percussion instruments
- Students are introduced to percussion literature (solos, etudes, and rudiments) written by foremost composers for each percussion instrument
- Our instructors can help students choose the proper equipment (sticks, mallets, and drums) to match their needs and ability level
Pellegrino Fine Arts Academy percussion lessons cost $96.00 per month. For your $96.00, you receive four lessons: one per week, each 30 minutes in length. In months with five weeks, we do charge for the fifth week of lessons, bringing your tuition to $120.00 for a five-week month. There is a one-time registration fee of $30.00 for all new students, with a discounted registration fee of $20.00 for each additional family member.
With our program, you are under no obligation to enroll for any "set" period of time - you can begin lessons whenever you like and can discontinue at any time. Payment is through our automated billing system and is charged to your choice of credit or debit card on the the first of each month for the month in advance.
For further information or to enroll, please contact our lesson studio director, Jayne Naragon, by emailing Lessons@PellegrinoMusic.com or calling 330-498-8400. We look forward to hearing from you!