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 Export to Your Calendar 10/17/2020
When: 10/17/2020
1:00 pm (Central Time)
Where: NAPBIRT - Online Clinic
United States
Presenter: Aaron Moss
Contact: Bill Mathews

Online registration is available until: 10/17/2020
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All Things Snare Drum
Aaron Moss

This snare drum clinic is geared for anyone from the percussionist to the repairman and will cover the basics of changing a batter side and snare side head along with head selection ideas. Topics to be discussed:
  • Thoughts on tuning and removing head wrinkles and dents
  • Addressing snare wires and their cords or straps along with various material ideas
  • Repairs and restoration ideas and techniques on metal and wood hoops
  • Bearing edge care and restoration
  • How to find and eliminate that pesky rattle or noise that can come from drums when played
  • Recovering drum shells - how to remove old coverings, properly cutting the new covering, where to find the covering
  • Replacing vents and badges
  • Dealing with metals shell dents

Tools, materials and supply sources will be shared. Come checkout some new ways to diversify your shop and add earning potential with some new drum repair ideas to further service your clients.
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.


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  • Price: $35.00
  • Time Zone: Central
  • Clinic Length: 90 minutes
  • Limited to 100 registrations.
  • Registration deadline is Saturday, October 17, 2020
  • 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:
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