2020/21 Free Online Masterclass Series

For Drummers and Percussionists aged 11 to 18 in the UK.

Here at PercWorks we offer free monthly 'online' masterclasses to young percussionists and drummers aged 11-18 in the UK. 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! 

 

With our specialist Artists, we aim to cover every area and genre of the 'percussion world', encompassing performance, teaching and composing, giving you a full insight into the world of a modern musician.  

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

  • 14 May, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Dani Howard for PercWorks 'Young Percussion Composer of the Year' Competitors ONLY!
  • 04 Jul, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Dan Day, the drummer for the west end musical '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!
  • 04 May, 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!
  • 02 May, 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!
  • 01 May, 17:00 – 18:00 BST
    Zoom
    Open to EVERYONE! (Not just to SP Competitors)
  • 18 Apr, 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!
  • 28 Mar, 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!
  • 21 Mar, 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.
  • 07 Mar, 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.
  • 28 Feb, 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.
  • 07 Feb, 16:00 – 17:30 GMT
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Alex Neal, the co-principal percussionist for the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Learn first-hand about his musical journey, experiences and what its like to play in a leading Orchestra. With a Q&A session giving you the chance to ask your percussive questions!
  • 31 Jan, 12:30 – 13:30 GMT
    Zoom
    For Southern Percussion International Tuned Percussion Competitors ONLY! Born in 1971, Alexey Chizhik graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatory in 1997. Having worked in several symphony orchestras, he now performs both jazz and classical music.
  • 10 Jan, 16:00 – 17:30 GMT
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Jim Kilpatrick MBE, 19 times World Drum Corps Champion! Jim has also won the RSPBA World Solo Drumming Championships no less than sixteen times. He is also the current holder of the Champion of Champions title, a title he has won three times.
  • 06 Dec 2020, 16:00 – 17:30 GMT
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Adam Kovacs, the percussionist for the West End Show 'THRILLER LIVE'. Adam has also performed for the likes of George Ezra, Anastacia, Mel C, Lemar and Gregory Porter to name a few! Learn first-hand about his musical journey and get involved through our Q&A.
  • 29 Nov 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT
    Zoom
    The Royal College of Music Percussion Quartet, PeRC'M, will be performing live from the Royal College of Music in London. They will also be showcasing the percussion department with a tour, Q&A and much more. Not to be missed, this a rare opportunity to gain a sneak peek into the world of the RCM!
  • 30 Oct 2020, 16:00 – 17:30 GMT
    Zoom
    An interactive masterclass with Tim Goodyer, the drummer for the hit musical 'HAMILTON'. 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!
  • 04 Oct 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 BST
    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 your percussive questions!