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Percussion Methods 102: Percussion Methods Revisited Outline

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  • For most music educators, Percussion Methods was overwhelming. There are a lot of instruments to learn in a semester. This clinic will address common problems I have observed doing clinics over the past 20 years.
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  • Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California in Percussion Performance with a secondary emphasis in Music Education, Ethnomusicology, and Music Industry & Technology. He received a M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Gerhart has been featured on CDs with the Robin Cox Ensemble and Steven Hartke on Sonic Scenery for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. An advocate of percussion pedagogy, Dr. Gerhart serves on the PAS Board of Advisors and has published “Teaching Musicality to Percussionists” (Nov. 2017) in Percussive Notes. In addition, he contributed to a case study “Using Technology to Enhance Performance Pedagogy in the Postsecondary Brass Studio” by Adam Snider and Technology and Its Use by Percussion Educators in the 21st Century (PN Jan. 2012). Dave’s compositions by Bachovich Music Publications, Boxfish Music Publishing and Living Sounds Publications. Dave’s compositions and arrangements for percussion ensemble and steel drum orchestra are published by Bachovich Music Publications, Boxfish Music Publishing and Living Sounds Publications. He is a founding member of the Island Hoppin’ Steel Drum Band and the IronWorks Percussion Duo.