Strom, Eric

Percussion, Drum Set

Students of all ages and levels will experience a welcoming environment from percussionteacher Eric Strom. Teaching at MacPhail since 1998, Eric likes to nurture his students’ individual goals while providing growth in technical fundamentals, listening skills, and repertoire development. Eric also believes it’s important to nurture a student’s creativity and provide them with exposure to new opportunities. Eric’s areas of expertise include: mallet percussion, snare drum, drum set, orchestral/concert percussion, Latin percussion, marching percussion and Japanese taiko with styles from rock, jazz, pop, blues, classical to drum and bugle corps music.

Outside of teaching, Eric’s performance career includes performing with the Minnesota Percussion Trio, the Rochester Orchestra and Chorale, X2 Duo, Impulse Percussion Ensemble, Bobbyllama, Snakeships, PASIC, Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corp.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in music from St. Olaf College.