Two Years of Piano Instruction with a Lesson Teacher for Percussion
There is a misconception that playing "percussion" in beginning band means playing drums and/or drumset. However, most percussion work at this level is on keyboard instruments. Also, percussionists do not learn just a single instrument - they learn every instrument in the percussion section at once. The workload of percussion students is double that of other instruments. The rhythmic foundation, note-reading, and musical background of piano instruction supports a child’s successful experience on percussion. A lack of piano experience on percussion is the leading cause of frustration and attrition in beginning band.