Day of Percussion for Educators @ Western Washington University / by Andrew Angell

     This past Saturday I had the great pleasure of presenting at the Percussive Arts Society Washington State Chapter’s Day of Percussion for Educators at Western Washington University in Bellingham. While the name of the event is a bit of a mouthful, the concept is really great. It is a day of clinics put on the by the Washington State PAS to give music educators a refresher on percussion techniques, lit, and in the case of my presentation, tuning and maintenance. There was an excellent turn out for this DoP for Educators and the attendees were an enthusiastic group that were very fun to work with. Other presenters at the event include Dr. Patrick Roulette, Melanie Voytovich, Matt Drum, Dr. Kendra McClean, and Memmi Ochi. We received some very positive and useful feedback from the educators, and are very much looking forward to the next DoP for Educators currently scheduled for March 12 at the University of Puget Sound.