2021/22 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

  • Patrick King // Principal Timpanist of the Welsh National Opera
    30 Jan, 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!
  • PercWorks // Composition Short Course (Feb 19th-20th)
    19 Feb, 09:00 GMT – 20 Feb, 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
  • Peter Erskine // The Legendary Drummer
    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
    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'
    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!
  • Colin Currie // Solo & Chamber Percussionist
    12 Sept 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with the amazing solo & chamber percussionist, Colin Currie! Learn first-hand about his musical journey and experiences, repertoire and instrument choices, pedagogy and approach to practise. With a Q&A session giving you the chance to ask your percussive questions!
  • Lewis Isaacs // LIVE RCM Percussion Quartet Workshop
    11 Jul 2021, 15:00 – 15:30 BST
    Zoom
    A sneak peak into the rehearsals for YPCOTY winner, Lewis Isaacs' composition, live-streamed from the Royal College of Music. This will be an opportunity to see the RCM's Percussion Quartet in action, experience a conservatoire rehearsal and put your questions to the students!
  • Fang Zhang (BBC YM Winner) & Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
    04 Jul 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Fang Zhang, the 2021 BBC Young Musician of the Year Winner & performances from the percussion students at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire!
  • Escape Ten // Annie Stevens & Andrea Venet
    13 Jun 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Escape Ten! Watch them play and learn first-hand about their musical journey and experiences with a Q&A session giving you the chance to ask your percussive questions!
  • Dani Howard // Composing for Percussion
    14 May 2021, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Dani Howard for PercWorks 'Young Percussion Composer of the Year' Competitors ONLY!
  • Dorico // Music Notation Software with John Barron
    04 May 2021, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
    Zoom
    For YPCOTY Competitors Only! An interactive masterclass with John Barron (Product Specialist), learning how to use the amazing music notation software, Dorico. John will demonstrate how to use Dorico to better your percussion compositions whilst offering many neat tips & tricks!
  • Daniella Ganeva // International Marimbist, Professor & Recording Artist
    02 May 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Daniella Ganeva, a highly sought after solo marimba artiste and professor at the Royal College of Music. Learn first-hand about her musical journey and experiences. With a Q&A session giving you the chance to ask your percussive questions!
  • Michael Balter // Meet & Greet Q&A
    01 May 2021, 17:00 – 18:00 BST
    Zoom
    Open to EVERYONE! (Not just to SP Competitors)
  • O Duo // Owen Gunnell & Toby Kearney
    18 Apr 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with O Duo! Watch them play and learn first-hand about their musical journey and experiences with a Q&A session giving you the chance to ask your percussive questions!
  • Royal College of Music // Percussion Recital
    28 Mar 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
    Zoom
    A live performance from the percussion students of the Royal College of Music. Not to be missed, this is a rare opportunity to gain a sneak peek into the world of the RCM!
  • Julie Spencer // Percussionist & Composer
    21 Mar 2021, 12:30 – 13:30 GMT
    Zoom
    For Southern Percussion International Tuned Percussion Competitors ONLY! An interactive masterclass with Julie Spencer, percussionist soloist and composer! Julie is a Bergerault Percussion Artist and Mike Ballet Mallet Artist.
  • Dani Howard // Composer
    07 Mar 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 GMT
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Dani Howard a british composer who is quickly gaining international recognition. In this class we will learn about Dani's journey so far and some tips and tricks getting started with composition.
  • Le Yu // International Marimbist & RNCM Deputy Director of Percussion
    28 Feb 2021, 12:30 – 13:30 GMT
    Zoom
    For Southern Percussion International Tuned Percussion Competitors ONLY! Le Yu has travelled the world as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. He has collaborated with Keiko Abe, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Ian Wright, Simone Rebello, Eric Sammut and Michael Burritt.