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$120 Early Bird Director Rate
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Through Dec.15th
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Building A Better Percussionist: Mixing Technique, Movement, and Ear Training for Optimal Learning.

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  • This session will provide clear and universally adaptable exercises and teaching strategies based on technique, movement, and listening that apply to ALL areas of percussion. The ideas presented are based on a vertical teaching sequence, where every new skill or concept is directly linked to a previous skill or concept. The ideas presented will work with ANY instruction book, ANY teaching style, and are intended to work in unison with an instructors current curriculum.
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  • 12/19/2012 10:30 AM - N/A
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  • Robert Sanderl, a native of upstate New York, is a percussionist, educator, composer, and pedagogue. He is assistant professor of music at Radford University (VA) where he is director of the award winning Radford University Percussion Ensemble. He received his bachelors of Music Education with a Performers Certificate from the Crane School of Music, and his MM and DMA from The Eastman School of Music along with the coveted Performers Certificate. He has performed with a wide variety of groups including The Roanoke Symphony, Alarm Will Sound, Jazz Contingent, and the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps displaying his versatility as a performer and percussionist throughout the United States and Europe. As a composer, he has published works for solo and ensemble percussion and has contributed articles to Teaching Music Magazine and Percussive Notes.