Supplies


There's no way around it -- there are some purchases you will need to make before the first class session if you are a starting percussionist.  We've done our best to make it as painless as possible.  Check the list below.


There are a great many places to purchase music equipment.  Some people prefer to purchase new instruments and others are just as happy with pre-owned equipment if it is in good condition.   If you would like advice on what to purchase, let's talk!
















































        Area Music Stores:

                The Music Connection     Sticks, mallets, drums, practice pads, percussion sets

                                                             77 Eighth Avenue SW, Forest Lake, MN  55025

                                                             (651) 464-5252

                                                             www.connectwithmusic.com

 

                Red Bird Music Store       Sticks, tambourines, djembes

                                                             204 Third Avenue, Osceola, WI  54020

                                                             (715) 417-2074

                                                            www.redbirdmusicstore.com


                 Evans Music                     Sticks, mallets, drums, practice pads, percussion sets

                                                            2182 Third Street, White Bear Lake, MN  55110

                                                            (651) 429-0236

                                                            www.evansmusic.org


                 The Drum Loft                Full service drum store, including sticks, mallets, drums, practice pads, percussion sets
                                                           601 Taft Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN  55413
                                                            (763) 229-7155
                                                           www.thedrumloft.com


 



Ladies Night -- This class is for adult women only!  (No experience is required)
- A pair of matching drum sticks
- A pair of stick tip silencers -- for example, Vic Firth Universal Practice Tips

- A practice pad and stand (optional)
- Book:  "How to Build a Drum Groove - Volume 1" by Rick Stojak  (Purchase at www.RickStojak.com)

Play Like a Pro -- This class is for any instrument or voice, typically Grades 8 to 12, with proficiency on their instrument.  The ideal "Play Like a Pro" student might wish to perform in jazz ensemble, have an interest in performing music as a hobby or career, may be considering music as a major, or may play in a band with friends or family at home.
- Your instrument and necessary supplies (reeds, valve oil, sticks, etc.)

- Trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn, and other brass instrumentalists need at least one mute

- Piano, guitar, and bass students may need to bring a small amplifier (please ask)

- Drum set players need sticks, brushes, and soft mallets

- Keyboard percussion players need medium mallets (at least one pair)

- A music stand

Young Percussionist -- This class is for the first-year student, typically Grades 7 to 9, with at least one year of lessons or band experience
- A pair of matching drum sticks
- A practice pad or snare drum and stand

- A pair of mallets
- A glockenspiel (orchestra bells) or xylophone (for a highly-motivated student)
- Book:  "How to Build a Drum Groove - Volume 1" by Rick Stojak  (Purchase at www.RickStojak.com)
- Book:  "Music Alive!'s Percussion by Daniel Glass" by Daniel Glass  (Purchase at www.DanielGlass.com)

Novice Drum Lesson Students -- This class is for the first-year student, typically Grade 5 or 6
- A pair of matching drum sticks.  You might already have some.  If so, that's great!
- A practice pad or snare drum and stand
- A glockenspiel (orchestra bells) and stand
- Book:  "How to Build a Drum Groove - Volume 1" by Rick Stojak  (Purchase at www.RickStojak.com)
- Book:  "Music Alive!'s Percussion by Daniel Glass" by Daniel Glass  (Purchase at www.DanielGlass.com)

Kelli Rae Tubbs