Links to internet resources for percussion students.
“A FRESH APPROACH” PLAY ALONGS
Every assignment from the Mark Wessel’s “Fresh Approach” method books has accompanying play along tracks. They are available for free at the following links:
NOTE: You do NOT have to “sign in” or sign up for a DropBox account to download the tracks!
Here is the “Speed Note Reading Tutor” referenced in Fresh Approach to Mallet Percussion”:
Additionally, Mark Wessel’s web site contains many excellent video lessons that are a great resource for students while at home and for parents who would like more insight into what their student’s are practicing.
PDF versions of handouts commonly assigned in lessons.
Omaha Conservatory of Music percussion students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of summer study opportunities, whether it be a one-day seminar, a week-long summer camp, or a month-long music festival. In many cases, OCM may be able to provide financial assistance to students admitted to a summer program.
Below are a number of recommend percussion programs. Some require an audition, some are available to anyone. Some are open to middle schoolers, some for high schoolers. All will provide an excellent summer experience.