Beginning Percussion Description

This is a group ensemble course for students interested in percussion. This group will perform independently as well as with the Beginning Band class. No experience playing percussion is required. Students will learn basic to intermediate percussion techniques on various percussion instruments and perform in the KEYS Winter and Spring Concerts. Students do not need to own their own instruments but will be expected to have their own drum sticks and a practice pad. This course is designed for middle school, high school, or *5th-grade students with teacher permission. Instruments provided: concert snare drums, bass drum, cymbals, vibraphone, marimbas, glockenspiels, marching drum line drums, timpani, and other auxiliary percussion. *Students in grade 5 will only be allowed to participate with instructor approval after older students have registered and should call the office to be placed on a waiting list.

Textbooks and Supplies

Textbook: Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory, Book 1
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0882848941
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0882848945
Under Class Details, see the Class Attachment for a picture of the textbook.

Folding music stand
Drum practice pad
Drum Sticks
Black 1-inch 3-ring binder


none (*please see description regarding grade level requirement)

Class Information

Parents are responsible for purchasing all textbooks and supplies before the first day of class.

Supply fees are due to each teacher on the first day of class. This fee covers materials, lab supplies, and other expenses incurred by the teacher. They are a one-time fee.

Please note the grade level for this class. Students younger than the recommended grade levels need special permission before signing up for the class. Please contact the office for more information.

What happens if a class is full? You may email to be waitlisted.

  • Category: Fine Arts
  • Subject: Percussion
  • Days: Tue, Thur
  • Times: 9:30 am-10:25 am
  • Grade Level: 6-12
  • Teacher: Aaron Cook
  • Monthly Tuition: $52
  • Supply Fee: $65 (includes use of a 17 piece marching drumline, 5-octave professional quality rosewood marimba, 4-octave xylophone, 4 timpani drums, 2 vibraphones, drumset, and many other percussion instruments; covers repairs and maintenance for above instruments and purchase of mallets and music)
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