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My clinics are one to two hour interactive presentations on specialized marimba and percussion topics, including the History and Evolution of the Marimba which is based on my book: Keiko Abe ~ A Virtuosic Live: Her Musical Career and the Evolution of the Concert Marimba.

Additional clinic topics include: Playing With Six Mallets, From Bach to the Blues: The Art of Performance Styles for Marimbists, Sight Reading Mallet Percussion Music, Learning New Repertoire: From the First Reading to the Performance. Normally my clinics are part of Day of Percussion events, however they can also be part of a longer residency or percussion and marimba festival.

Recent Clinic Appearances

March Mallet Madness, March 29, 2011: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA - Evolution of the Concert Marimba multi-media presentation and concert.

Vibraciones, Festival of the Marimba and Vibraphone, January 24-27, 2011: Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, Lima Peru, Evolution of the Concert Marimba multi-media presentation, Marimba Technique (Including Six Mallets), concert.

PASIC 2010, November 12, 2010: Evolution of the Concert Marimba multi-media presentation at the 2010 Percussive Arts Society International Convention.

Mallet Day, October 30, 2010: Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD - Great Technique makes for Great Performance - fundamental mallet technique clinic.

Download Clinic Handouts

Developing Sightreading - A Teaching Outline.pdf

Six Mallet Clinic Handout.pdf