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Technology in the Practice Room

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  • My "Technology in the Practice Room" seminar is based around taking the technology that students and educators have available around them and demonstrating how these devices can be used during practice to make a more productive, insightful and fun practice session. The clinic will demonstrate concepts using delay and reverb effects, multi-tracking, and use of communications software and webcams to heighten the learning experience.
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  • John Best is currently a Percussion Instructor and Arranger at The Woodlands High School (TX) and Music Arranger for the University of Houston Cougar Marching Band. Over the last 14 years, he has traveled the globe as a music performer and clinician in the United States, Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Australia. His experience as an educator extend across both secondary schools and universities and include wind, jazz, percussion and marching ensembles, private lessons and university courses. Previous employment includes: Band Director: Royal High School (Simi Valley, CA), Lake Highlands High School (Dallas,TX); Collegiate: Sam Houston State University, University of Houston, North Harris Montgomery County Community College District (TX); Percussion Instructor: The Woodlands High School, Spring ISD, Cy-Fair ISD (TX).