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2022/23 Free Online Masterclass Series

For Young Percussionists & Drummers aged 18 and under!

Here at PercWorks we offer free monthly 'online' masterclasses to young percussionists and drummers aged 18 and under. During each masterclass, an industry professional will talk about their experiences as a working musician, composer or teacher. The Artist will perform or show examples of some of their work and also share with you how their musical education has led to where they are today! There will also be a Q&A session offering you the opportunity to ask those burning percussive questions. Every masterclass will allow you to interact with the artist and gain invaluable information, guidance and inspiration! 

Please RSVP below to the masterclasses you would like to attend. Please subscribe to be the first to hear about upcoming events! Once you have RSVP'ed, you will later receive an email requesting participant details. You will receive the 'Zoom' details the day before the event!  

 

Questions? Please visit our FAQs page before contacting us!

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Participant Quotes

"Especially welcome in these times, when so many arts venues are closed"

"Really informative and motivational!"

"A wonderfully relaxed and informative interview!"

"Having the opportunity to access this additional experience is invaluable!"

Upcoming Masterclasses

  • Will Fry // Latin Percussionist
    Will Fry // Latin Percussionist
    Sun, 01 Oct
    Zoom
    01 Oct 2023, 16:00 – 02 Oct 2023, 17:30
    Zoom
    01 Oct 2023, 16:00 – 02 Oct 2023, 17:30
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with one of the UK's leading Latin Percussionists, Will Fry! Learn first-hand about his musical journey & experiences, with the chance to learn new techniques live during the session. There'll also be a Q&A session giving you the chance to ask all things percussion!
  • YPCOTY // Composition Short Course (28th/29th August)
    YPCOTY // Composition Short Course (28th/29th August)
    Mon, 28 Aug
    Zoom
    28 Aug 2023, 09:00 – 29 Aug 2023, 16:00
    Zoom
    28 Aug 2023, 09:00 – 29 Aug 2023, 16:00
    Zoom
    Join PercWorks for 2 days of composition masterclasses & 1-1 sessions led by world-class composers Dani Howard & Will Edwards as well as industry-leading notation expert, John Barron from Dorico. Kickstart your YPCOTY 2023 process with top tips & insights from the adjudicators. All sessions are FREE
  • Evelyn Glennie // Virtuoso Multi-Percussionist
    Evelyn Glennie // Virtuoso Multi-Percussionist
    Sun, 27 Aug
    Zoom
    27 Aug 2023, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    27 Aug 2023, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with the world’s premier solo percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie! Learn first-hand about her musical journey and experiences, repertoire and instrument choices, pedagogy and approach to practise. With a Q&A session giving you the chance to ask all things percussion!
  • Henry Baldwin // Royal Opera House Section Principal Percussionist
    Henry Baldwin // Royal Opera House Section Principal Percussionist
    Sun, 09 Jul
    Zoom
    09 Jul 2023, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    09 Jul 2023, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Henry Baldwin, the section principal percussionist of the Royal Opera House. Learn first-hand about his musical journey, experiences and what its like to play in the world-leading opera orchestra. With a Q&A session giving you the chance to ask your questions!
  • Matthew Hardy // City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Principal Timpanist
    Matthew Hardy // City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Principal Timpanist
    28 May 2023, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Matthew Hardy, the Principal Timpanist of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Learn first-hand about his musical journey, experiences and what its like to play in a world-leading Orchestra. With a Q&A session giving you the chance to ask your questions!
  • Royal College of Music // Festival of Percussion
    Royal College of Music // Festival of Percussion
    Sun, 07 May
    London
    07 May 2023, 10:00 – 21:30
    London, Prince Consort Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2BS, UK
    07 May 2023, 10:00 – 21:30
    London, Prince Consort Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2BS, UK
    Join us, perform and experience percussion as you’ve never seen it before in the 11th Royal College of Music's Festival of Percussion!
  • Pablo Urbina // Conducting
    Pablo Urbina // Conducting
    Sun, 30 Apr
    Zoom
    30 Apr 2023, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    30 Apr 2023, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    An interactive online masterclass with award winning conductor Pablo Urbina! This is your opportunity to learn how to conduct, explore the importance of working with a conductor as a musician and discover all about Pablo's exciting musical journey. Also, a Q&A to ask all things conducting!
  • Emma King // Stomp Percussionist
    Emma King // Stomp Percussionist
    Sun, 05 Feb
    Zoom
    05 Feb 2023, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    05 Feb 2023, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    An interactive online masterclass with freelance percussionist Emma King! Learn first-hand about her musical journey and her experiences whilst performing all over the world with STOMP. Join the hands on session learning all things body percussion and cajon plus a Q&A to ask all things percussion!
  • ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC // COMPOSER WORKSHOP
    ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC // COMPOSER WORKSHOP
    Sun, 09 Oct
    Zoom
    09 Oct 2022, 14:00 – 15:00
    Zoom
    09 Oct 2022, 14:00 – 15:00
    Zoom
    Join us live from the Royal College of Music where we will be workshopping and recording the YPCOTY Category B Winner's piece with the RCM's percussion quartet!
  • Jasdeep Singh Bamrah  // Indian Dhol Drummer
    Jasdeep Singh Bamrah  // Indian Dhol Drummer
    Sun, 17 Jul
    Zoom
    17 Jul 2022, 15:00 – 16:30
    Zoom
    17 Jul 2022, 15:00 – 16:30
    Zoom
    An interactive online masterclass with the owner of Dhol Academy, Jasdeep Singh Bamrah! Learn first-hand about his musical journey plus join the hands on session learning about Indian rhythms and Dhol techniques. There will also be a Q&A to ask all things Dhol & rhythm!
  • Jas Kayser // Drummer, Composer & Band Leader
    Jas Kayser // Drummer, Composer & Band Leader
    Sun, 19 Jun
    Zoom
    19 Jun 2022, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    19 Jun 2022, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    An interactive online masterclass with the award winning Drummer, Composer & Band Leader, Jas Kayser! Learn first-hand about her musical journey and join the hands on session, your chance to gain tips & tricks from Jorga Smith's drummer. There will also be a Q&A to ask all things drums!
  • Matthew West // West End Percussionist
    Matthew West // West End Percussionist
    Sun, 29 May
    Zoom
    29 May 2022, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
    Zoom
    29 May 2022, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
    Zoom
    An interactive online masterclass with the amazing West End Percussionist, Matthew West! Learn first-hand about his musical journey and join the hands on session learning what is takes to play in the world class West End! There will also be a Q&A to ask all your burning percussive questions.
  • Ruairi Glasheen // An Introduction to Bodhran
    Ruairi Glasheen // An Introduction to Bodhran
    Sun, 20 Mar
    Zoom
    20 Mar 2022, 15:00 – 16:30 GMT
    Zoom
    20 Mar 2022, 15:00 – 16:30 GMT
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with the award winning percussionist, composer, presenter, documentary maker and educator, Ruari Glasheen! Learn first-hand about his musical journey + a hands on experience learning the Bodhran. There will also be a Q&A to ask all your burning percussive questions!
  • PercWorks // Composition Short Course (Feb 19th-20th)
    PercWorks // Composition Short Course (Feb 19th-20th)
    Sat, 19 Feb
    Zoom
    19 Feb 2022, 09:00 GMT – 20 Feb 2022, 17:00 GMT
    Zoom
    19 Feb 2022, 09:00 GMT – 20 Feb 2022, 17:00 GMT
    Zoom
    Join PercWorks for a weekend of composition masterclasses & 1-1 sessions led by world-class composers, Ivan Trevino, Dani Howard & Will Edwards as well as industry-leading notation expert, John Barron from Dorico. All sessions are free, open to young musicians aged 18 and under and delivered on Zoom
  • Patrick King // Principal Timpanist of the Welsh National Opera
    Patrick King // Principal Timpanist of the Welsh National Opera
    Sun, 30 Jan
    Zoom
    30 Jan 2022, 16:00 – 17:30 GMT
    Zoom
    30 Jan 2022, 16:00 – 17:30 GMT
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Patrick King, the Principal Timpanist of the Welsh National Opera. Learn first-hand about his musical journey, experiences and what its like to play in a world-leading Orchestra. With a Q&A session giving you the chance to ask your timpanistic questions!
  • Peter Erskine // The Legendary Drummer
    Peter Erskine // The Legendary Drummer
    Sun, 19 Dec
    Zoom
    19 Dec 2021, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    19 Dec 2021, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    Learn first-hand from the ten times 'Best Jazz Drummer of the Year' and explore his vast knowledge, gathered across a career featuring on over 700 album recordings, countless artist collaborations and 2 Grammy Awards.
  • Sam Walton // London Symphony Orchestra Co-Principal Percussionist
    Sam Walton // London Symphony Orchestra Co-Principal Percussionist
    Sun, 14 Nov
    Zoom
    14 Nov 2021, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    14 Nov 2021, 16:00 – 17:30
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Sam Walton, the Co-Principal percussionist of the London Symphony Orchestra. Learn first-hand about his musical journey, experiences and what its like to play in a world-leading Orchestra. With a Q&A session giving you the chance to ask your drumming questions!
  • Dan Day // West End Drummer for 'Dear Evan Hansen'
    Dan Day // West End Drummer for 'Dear Evan Hansen'
    Sun, 03 Oct
    Zoom
    03 Oct 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
    Zoom
    03 Oct 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Dan Day, the Drummer for the Hit West End Show, 'Dear Evan Hansen'! Learn first-hand about his musical journey, experiences and what its like to play in a leading West End Musical. With a Q&A session giving you the chance to ask your drumming questions!
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