W2 ~ Percussion 101


Tuesday 17 March 2020 – 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Minimum enrollment: 8 participants  Course maximum: 20 participants.

***Non-member registrations will only be accepted after 10 March 2020.  

Do you want to learn about all of the fantastic instruments that sit expectantly behind the band?  Have you always wanted to just hit something and not get in trouble for it?  Well, your opportunity has come!  Percussion 101 is a workshop for those who want to learn about the percussion section and give some of the instruments a try.  This is an interactive workshop, and participants are invited to bring their own mallets or sticks if they have them.  (Don’t worry if you don’t!)  No pre-requisite skills for this course, just a desire to learn.

Your instructor:


John Kraus is a graduate of Western University where he studied clarinet and conducting.  The founding music director of the Durham Chamber Orchestra and the Lakeridge Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, John is currently the music director of the Northumberland Orchestra & Choir, as well as clarinetist with the Lavender Chamber Ensemble. In 2017, John was one of 5 national nominees for the Heinz Unger Conducting Prize, as administrated by the Ontario Arts Council.
Teaching and instructing has long been a passion of John’s and he recently concluded a successful 30+ year career in the school system. He continues to work with developing musicians, young and not-so-young, as a member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicator Association and as an instructor at the Lakefield Summer Music camp. 

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