Schee, Erik

Percussion, Drum Set

Erik has been teaching drum set and percussion lessons in the Twin Cities area since 2010 and joined the MacPhail faculty in January 2014. An active performer and enthusiastic teacher, Erik is also the Assistant Marching Band and Percussion Ensemble Director at Park High School in Cottage Grove and Rhythm Section Coach for the jazz bands at East Ridge High School in Woodbury.

In addition, he is a Percussion Instructor for All Things Musik in Maple Grove. “Jack of all trades” is how Erik operates as a teacher and performer; stressing the importance of being a versatile player, comfortable in any vein of the percussive arts.

Erik plays drum set with several Minneapolis-based bands, ranging from jazz, folk, pop, funk, R&B and soul. He shared the stage with famous pop star, Willow Smith, at the Target Center in 2011 and has been involved in collaborations with groups such as the Joffrey Ballet for their performance of The Rite of Spring at the Orpheum Theater as well as several performances with the Minneapolis-based choral group Vocal Essence – the most recent being a concert of PDQ Bach’s music under the direction of Peter Schickele. He also toured Latin America with the University of Minnesota’s Percussion Ensemble in 2014. Erik is one of the founding members of Trichroma Percussion which focuses on commissioning and performing contemporary chamber works as well as accompanying solo percussionists.

Erik received his bachelor’s degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and studied with Fernando Meza, Phil Hey and Peter Kogan.