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Percussion Evaluation and Off-Site Repairs

Summer break is here and there’s no better time to get your instruments evaluated than now! Chops Percussion and Paige’s Music’s repair department are willing to send a trained specialist to your school to assess your percussion inventory.

Our percussion repair specialist, will work with you in deciding the best course of action to get your inventory back in its best shape! Paige’s Music offers on-site repair for large percussion instruments such as timpani, mallet instruments, concert bass drums, etc. This service is intended to alleviate the need to send in large instruments with your District Manager and be without them for several weeks. If an instrument is not repairable, we will recommend the best replacement options to best suit your ensemble’s needs.

No more waiting for your large instruments or going without because the instrument is waiting in the shop! Small percussion instruments can be paired with a large percussion instrument request for added value. If interested in an equipment evaluation or on-site repairs, please email chops@chopspercussion.com for more information.

Tips for Summer Success – Private Lessons

We’re asked quite often if we give lessons here at Chops Percussion.  While we don’t currently offer lessons, we do feel they’re vital at achieving success and enjoyment on a musical instrument. Summer is the perfect time to get some extra practice in to prepare for the upcoming school year.  This will help ensure a return on your investment with a lifetime of music making enjoyment.  Again, we don’t currently offer lessons here at Chops, but here’s our list of suggestions in finding a lesson instructor that’s right for you or your child.

  • Ask your band director and/or school percussion instructor.  Most will have a list of instructors in the area that they know will get you started on the right path to success.
  • Ask other students in your school.  Sometimes great private lesson instructors fly under the radar and might not yet be well known to your band director.
  • Call us!  We’d be happy to refer you to qualified private instructors we know and trust!  These would be on the northeast side, so if that works for you, just give us a call and we’ll refer you to some of the best in the area.
  • Online lessons.  There are new online lesson opportunities popping up all the time.  If you choose this route, be sure to do some background and read all the reviews you can find.
  • Instructional books.  If private lessons won’t work for you, get an instructional book to work from. It will help get you started the right way and give fundamental exercises to get you on your way.

Taking the time to find the private lessons teacher that works well for you and taking advantage of extra free time over the summer makes perfect sense. Enjoy your summer and happy practicing!

Improve Your Skills This Summer With A Rental From Chops Percussion

Keep improving this summer with a rental from Chops Percussion!

Chops has several drum sets and keyboards available for rental that are perfect for home practice. Now is the perfect time to prepare for practice at home this summer.

Pearl Export Drum Set

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We have many drum set options to choose from in our rental pool that includes the Pearl Export 5 Piece Drum Set. As one of the most sold drum set models ever, the Pearl export stands the test of time for both quality and durability. All drum sets come with the full set of hardware and a throne. We also offer two cymbal packages with the rental depending on your needs with either the Meinl HCS or the SABIAN XSR (price varies depending on cymbal option). Available in select colors.


Adams MSPA43 Soloist Series Marimba

Adams Soloist Series Marimbas offer the precision construction methods and many of the great features found on the Artist and Concert series instruments, and combine them with a number of keyboards and size options ideal for beginners and schools looking for a high quality, wood bar instrument, at an extremely affordable price.
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Adams AMPD33R Academy Marimba

The AMPD33R 3.3 octave Academy Marimba with Resonators is designed to be an affordable option that allows the intermediate student to work on many of the pieces written for a low A marimba, all while still having the full tone and projection of a full size marimba.
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There are other options available as well on limited quantities so feel free to give us a call if you need for info.

Rentals are only available for residents of Indiana. Please contact us for more information on our rental program.

Email: chops@chopspercussion.com
Phone: 317.813.2070 or 1.877.900.DRUM (3786)

Director and Instructor Job Openings

This time of year we like to remind everyone that Paige’s Music keeps a list of the current job opportunities for both directors and instructors. This is a repost of a past post we have made regarding job openings this time of year.

It’s that time of year, when director and instructor positions begin to open up around the state.  If you’re looking for a certified teaching position, a percussion director position, or part-time tech work, make sure to check the Paige’s Music  job openings page. Please keep in mind these may be filled before we are notified and can update this list.

If you’re a director looking for extra help, please make sure to post the opening here so we can help send candidates your way!  It’s easy to do.  Head over to the Paige’s Music home page.  Hover over “JOB LIST” in the top menu and click on “Job Post Request”.  Fill in the form and click submit.  We typically have your opening posted no later than the next business day.

You can also access that form directly by clicking here.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the job list.

Updated Veritas WGI Sale List

Chops Percussion still has a few items on sale from the 2022 Veritas indoor percussion season. This is a HUGE opportunity to save on gear that has only been used for a few months. If you’re looking to upgrade your front ensemble gear, this is the time to do just that. Options are limited and available on first-come-first serve basis. A school PO, credit card, or check payment is required before delivery can be made. Options are limited but we currently have the following items available:

Adams MAHF46 4.6 Octave Rosewood Marimba on Field Frame – Qty. 3 – $7275 each

Adams VCSF30 3.0 Octave Vibraphone on Field Frame (no motor) – Qty. 1 – $2850

Adams ABDF4022 40″ x 22″ Adams Concert Bass Drum on Field Frame – Qty. 1 (New never used) – $1940

To check out the current pricing of the gear, click here! If you have any questions give us a call (317) 813-2070 or email us at sales@chopspercussion.com.