Drums & Percussion with Rob Zollman
Private lessons provide a one-on-one opportunity to focus on each student’s individual learning style. Lessons are either one hour, 3/4 hour or 1/2 hour, depending on age and attention span. Longer lessons permit us to work on multiple instruments — drum set, hand percussion, keyboard percussion and timpani. We explore rock, blues, jazz and classical styles, playing along at full volume to recorded music and video. Periodically we’ll spend time recording — live and multi-tracking — allowing us to objectively listen to our playing.
With regard to the pandemic, we respect current protocols as well as the personal concerns of our students.
On-line instruction is available as necessary during these times. Email or call us at 802 247-2700 to schedule an on-line session. A good internet connection is essential. We are also working on pre-recorded materials. Check with us periodically for updates on our progress.
A proper teaching environment is essential to achieve a successful learning experience.
We have two studios:
Our percussion studio is a wonderful space for private and semi-private lessons. It is outfitted with two drum sets, marimba, vibes, MalletKAT, glockenspiel, chimes, timpani, hand drums and a PA system.
Our ensemble studio accommodates percussion ensemble and band rehearsals. It is equipped with a drum set, amplifiers, keyboard, PA system with vocal mics, along with many more percussion instruments.
Percussion ensemble can be likened to a team sport without the winning and losing. Much time is spent developing improvisational skills and a group sound, always emphasizing listening and communication. We play hand percussion, hand drums, keyboard percussion, timpani and drum set. Ensembles meet for a specific number of weeks culminating in one or more performances. Past groups have played in school assembly programs and at libraries, community centers and outdoor venues.
Summer Drum Camp percussion ensemble
Summer Drum Camp Inspirational and challenging camp for drummers and percussionists who would like to greatly improve their musical abilities in a short time. Open by invitation or audition. Drum camp information sheet
This year we offer two camps: one half day and one whole day. Camp #1 is from June 27-July 1 from 9 until noon each day. Camp #2 is from August 22-26 from 9:30-3 daily. Camp #1 is tailored for beginning students age 12 – 14. Camp #2 is for more advanced students.
Both camps focus on improvisation and written pieces on drums, hand percussion, marimba, vibes and timpani in both drum circle and percussion ensemble formats. Styles include rock, blues, jazz and classical. We provide instruction on the instruments we play. For songs that have melody and harmony, everyone learns and plays all parts. Time permitting we’ll cover other areas such as drum gear set-up, tuning and maintenance, creating your own personal Song Journal, reading and writing, and how to practice efficiently and productively. In Camp #2 we’ll wrap up the week with a Friday afternoon performance open to parents and siblings.
Tuition for Camp #1 is $200 for the week. Camp #2 tuition is $375 for the week. Space is limited to 5-6 participants per camp. Some scholarship money is available. Barters considered.
Participants should bring their stick bags with sticks, brushes, mallets, a bottle of cold water and a bagged lunch (Camp #2 only), and get ready to enjoy an amazing adventure in the world of drums & percussion.
2022 Camp #1 registration form (Word doc) 2022 Camp #2 registration form (Word doc)
2022 Camp #1 registration form (PDF) 2022 Camp #2 registration form (PDF)