Contemporary Percussion Concepts is committed to offering high-quality percussion education through in-class sessions, clinics, director clinics and consulting, and private lessons. In addition to these services, CPC also offers referrals and recommendations for staffing, adjudication for auditions and contests, and musical arranging services.

Private lesson instruction is a valuable resource for percussion students wishing to reinforce concepts learned in class, prepare for auditions and performances, and progress beyond the class. Lessons are offered at selected schools in the Knoxville area, both during band class and after school. Lessons are also available through Rush's Music and through other local programs. Contact CPC for more details or click on the lessons tab at the top of the page!

Weekly class instruction and percussion clinics can provide your students with essential skills, while allowing you to provide more efficient instruction to the woodwind and brass players in your class. Topics of classes and clinics include snare drum basics, rudiments, rhythmic literacy and sticking concepts, keyboard reading, scales and theory, mallet percussion techniques, timpani fundamentals, accessory percussion, drumset and coordination skills, marching percussion instruments and ensemble skills, audition preparation, practice concepts, and much more. Click on a tab at the top of the page for more information about group instruction, consulting, arranging, adjudication, and more.