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.

Meet Our Percussion Faculty

Erik Schee instructs a student on the drum set.

Rhythm is such an integral part of the human experience, and even more-so in music. Drums and percussion are the heart and soul of so much of the music that we engage with on a daily basis, and being able to study an instrument group that is so essential to many styles and genres is one of my favorite parts of being a drummer and a percussionist! Developing good rhythm is a valuable skill that is essential for great music making, and studying drums and percussion is the best way to develop rhythm while having a blast doing so!

Erik Schee, Percussion/Drum Set

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