Instruments from the Percussion family have been created and played in just about every corner of the world and are some of the oldest tools used for musical communication. Today we still see percussion instruments being played in the world music context as well as being an important element in all kinds of ensembles both large and small. Some of these instruments are tuned like the xylophone with others being untuned such as the drum kit or bongos.
Learning and playing percussion instruments will allow you to play many types of musical styles from world music to classical and jazz and even more contemporary music styles such as rock and pop.
Instruments in the Percussion Family has an almost endless list. Here are some that we specialise in at the Conservatorium:
- Drum Kit
- World instruments
The Conservatorium has expert teachers for all the instruments listed above which can be learnt on campus in a 1 to 1 setting or within our Schools Program in a group setting.
Conservatorium percussion players/students can play in the following Conservatorium ensembles listed below:
- Central Coast Youth Orchestra (CCYO) – High School to Tertiary
- Central Coast Symphonic Wind Orchestra (CCSWO) – High School
- Central Coast Primary Wind Ensemble (CCPWE) – Primary School
- Schools Program Concert Bands –
- Jazz Ensemble – Unlimited
- Central Coast Concert Band (CCCB) – Community
- Regional Youth Orchestra NSW (RYONSW)
View Percussion teachers here.