Clinic & Clinician
Percussion Repair, Maintenance and Manufacturing
This clinic is focused on assisting any repair tech, band director, band booster, or percussionist in repairing, maintaining, and manufacturing various percussion instruments and related accessories. In most percussion clinics, the basics of timpani, mallet keyboard instruments and snare drums are covered. We can do that, but I would like to show the various other repairs that can be added to your arsenal of repairs for your repair shop, thus giving you and your clients more options on repairing or repurposing their percussion equipment for keeping their programs going.
I will also show you the reasons why not every part or piece you need for a percussion repair needs to be purchased from a drum supplier. Many percussion parts and pieces needed for repair can be found at the local hardware, hobby, or fabric stores.
Stripped wing nuts or sleeves on a cymbal stand, re-wrap the color covering on a wood shell, re-head that tambourine, where to find that vibe belt quick, using a leveling tool for setting, measuring and ordering the correct timpani head, re-wrap any yarn or fur mallet. These are just a few of the many topics that will be covered.
Aaron Moss teaches Instrument Repair at Cesar Chavez High School in Stockton California. He has a BA from Boise State University in General Music and a master's degree from Vander Cook College of Music in Music Education. A veteran teacher of 24 years, Aaron has been a high school band director, taught elementary and middle school music and is on his second year of teaching instrument repair as part of the California Technical Education program.
A percussionist at heart, he spent the early years of his career learning how everything percussion worked. Learning how to repair percussion instruments led Aaron to develop new and innovative ways to manufacture and improve on designs. In 2001, he wrote a drum repair manual that was used as part of the curriculum at both Boise State University and Vander Cook College of Music. In addition to his career in education, he has owned a small home-based percussion repair and manufacturing business for more than 25 years.
- Price: $25.00
- Time Zone: Central
- Clinic Length: 90 minutes
- Limited to 100 registrations.
- Registration deadline is Midnight, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 (Central Time)
- After your registration has been processed, you will receive another email with the following:
- Connection information with the link and password
- Instructions on downloading the Handout
- A link for filling out the CEU Form
- Zoom will be the software used for this clinic: https://zoom.us/
- IMPORTANT Make sure to sign in with your name as it appears on the registration form so we can verify your registration. Sign in at least 15 minutes before the clinic starts. This will allow enough time to verify your account information.