Masterclass Posts

Todd Sucherman Masterclass Coming to Chops Percussion

Chops Percussion is very excited to announce that world-renowned musician Todd Sucherman will be doing a 3 hour masterclass at our store on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019. The event will begin promptly at 6:30 pm and go until 9:30 pm.

Each person will get a chance to play the drums and get some performance tips from Todd. To have feedback from a musician of this caliber is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so we encourage players of all ages and ability levels to be a part of this special event. Please make sure you bring drumsticks and a practice pad.

The charge per person for this masterclass is $200. There will be a non-refundable deposit of $150 taken the day of sign-up, with the other $50 being due the day of the masterclass. There are only 20 spots available and they’re filling up quickly, so do not wait to reserve your spot!!!

To reserve a spot, please call Chops Percussion at 317-813-2070.  We’re open M-F: 10-6 and Saturday: 10-4.

2018 Indiana Percussion Association Clinic Day and I&E Competition

WHAT: 2018 Indiana Percussion Association Clinic Day and I&E Competition

WHEN: Saturday, December 8th, 9am-5pm (on-site registration begins at 8am)

WHERE: Plainfield High School

HOW: On-line registration is NOW OPEN!  On-site registration the day of the clinic will begin at 8am. Cost will be $15/person pre-registration or $20 at the door. Lunch is not included but the Plainfield Band Boosters will have lunch concessions available.

Clinic Day Group Registration: https://tinyurl.com/y9frohml

IPA will be going with a more “hands on” approach that will allow the students to participate in a total of six, 50 minute hands-on master classes throughout the day! The goal of each clinician is to give your students 2-3 things that they can apply instantlyto their current playing situations.

Katarzyna Mycka Masterclass & Concert at Lawrence Central High School

Katarzyna Mycka marimba quartet

International marimba virtuoso Katarzyna Mycka will present a master class next Tuesday, November 8th at 7pm in the Lawrence Central Auditorium. The master class will be followed by a concert of her marimba quartet from 8-9pm. Admission is for both events is $10 at the door.

About The Performers:

Critics have given the internationally renowned marimba virtuoso and chamber musician Katarzyna Mycka the sobriquet “she who dances with the mallets”: “the greatest fluidity”, “perfect mallet technique,” and a “marvelous, rhythmic precision” are characteristic for the musician, who is able to simultaneously produce up to six tones on her concert marimba with the sixty narrow wooden bars and resonance pipes.

After receiving training in piano and drums, the artist born in 1972 discovered the marimba as her “ideal medium for musical expression” while studying at music academies in Gdansk, Stuttgart, and Salzburg. Numerous prizes and awards at international music competitions then followed: in 1995, first prize and audience prize at the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg for Marimba Solo, one year later first place at the First World Marimba Competition Stuttgart. Then followed stipends and invitations to master courses in the United States, Asia, and various European countries, through which the young musician soon developed a network in the music scene.