Percussion classes

$120 for the 8-week session

  • Steel Drums with Mr. Doug Berry (Ages High School and Up)

Wednesdays 7-9 pm

Steel drums is a class for beginners, veterans, senior adults, and anyone 16 or older. You do not need prior knowledge of the instrument and do not need music reading experience to enjoy this class. We will provide you with the necessary tools, lessons, and even instruments to learn to play or increase your abilities.

Instructor Doug Berry has taught steel drums since 2010 at the college/higher education level. We will work with the pace of the class and perform at the end of 8 weeks. Register Here!

Required materials: None

  • Homeschool Beginning Percussion with Mrs. Amanda Dement (Ages 11-18)

Thursdays at 2pm *new students must first set up a meeting with the instructor by emailing

Instruction will be focused on basic note reading/rhythms and basic playing technique on the xylophone and drum. Register Here!

Required materials: *Mallets (Innovative Percussion F 8.5) *Drum Sticks, Drum kit

*Items may be ordered/found at Marler’s Music Store

  • Bucket Drumming with Mrs. Sherry Francis (Ages 12-18)

Thursdays at 4pm

Students will play multiple rhythms, timbres and tempos on buckets of various sizes and materials with drumsticks and mallets! Bucket drumming, or sometimes known as “street drumming” is intensely interactive and fun! It is full of percussive sounds and creative music arrangements that really rock to the beat! Students in this class will participate in the recital at the end of the session. Register Here!

Required materials: 1 inch, 3 ring binder and pencil

  • Percussion Ensemble with Mr. Joe Strobl (Ages High School and Up)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 pm-6:30 pm *This class is held in the Farmington High School Band Room and will meet for 90 minutes twice weekly. Register Here!

The MAFAA Percussion Ensemble is intended for the advanced High School percussionist who would like to perform upper level percussion ensemble literature.

Required materials: All materials will be provided. Personal sticks and mallets are recommended.