Drums Studio with Mark De Rose

at Willis Elementary School

Take a hands-on journey into some of the popular drums, percussion instruments and rhythms from around the globe.

We will touch upon the cultural history and origins of various drumming and rhythmic traditions

and dive right into playing on various instruments.

Students will learn how the instruments work, why each has a particular sound and how the sounds are created. As we experience the joy of rhythmic exploration, we will combine to create our own drums ensemble at Willis.

Eight week session now starting at Willis Elementary

Wednesdays after school
3:30 to 5:00 pm
March 4 to April 29

(no session during spring break)


COST: $165 per student

A teaching artist at the Suzuki Institute in Sarasota, Drummer-Percussionist Mark De Rose has been performing and teaching drums and percussion for over thirty years. He is known for his recording and performance work and his expertise extends from American to world percussion spanning Latin America, Africa and Asia. His drum and percussion credits can be found on CD recordings with popular artists, television and movie sound tracks and television commercial recordings.  In addition to teaching students of all ages and skill levels from young beginners to adult professionals, Mark can be found accompanying productions at the Venice Theatre and playing at local churches in the Sarasota area. 

Mark has a B.M. in Jazz Composition and Arranging from the Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts and Percussion Performance Studies and Music Education Studies at the Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts.

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