Percussion & Drum Set

Percussion Lessons & Classes at MacPhail

MacPhail offers individualized instruction for Drum Set, Marimba, Vibraphone, Snare Drum, Band/Orchestra Percussion, and Hand Percussion

We offer individual instruction, shared lessons, group classes, and ensembles in different styles.

Our faculty are experts and bring decades of professional experience and dedication to teaching their curricula. Together with this instruction, MacPhail’s master classes, jam sessions, and performance opportunities offer students a myriad of playing opportunities.

Ready to start learning? Find the option that’s right for you.

Opportunities to enhance your experience at MacPhail:


This performance-oriented group for highly motivated percussion players, is MacPhail’s premier percussion ensemble. Rimshots! performs concerts in a variety of settings throughout the community.

Teacher and student playing snare drums

Off all instruments, percussion is the easiest and fastest to sound good! Mastery, however, takes longer as the number of instruments to work with is daunting. If I had my way in college all music majors would be required to pass a Percussion Proficiency. I feel that any level of musician will benefit their skills by the study of percussion. Plus, it’s just a lot of fun!

Bob Adney, MacPhail Percussion Teaching Artist

To Top