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Music Programs
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  Concert Hall

Snare Drumming

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  Concert

Percussion

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Keyboard

Percussion

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Timpani

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Drum Set

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 Marching Percussion

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World Music

Hand Drums

World Music

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Steel Drum

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Ensembles

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Welcome to the North Carolina School of Percussion, and thank you for stopping by! Located in High Point, North Carolina we are the only full discipline, curriculum driven school in North Carolina (and one of only a handful across The United States) dedicated exclusively to students of percussion performance.

Whether you are a beginning percussionist, a student preparing for an audition, an experienced player looking to “up your game”, you simply wish to explore an area of percussion performance that is new to you, or you are a community member interested in joining one of our percussion ensembles, I encourage you to explore the website.

At NCSP our goal is for our students to develop exceptional performance skills in the percussion area of their choice. Our students enjoy top-notch instruction that includes one-on-one sessions with professional performers/educators coupled with directed listening and video support through the student area of our website. All of this is focused within a graded, progressive, curriculum designed to allow the student to develop the required skills on their instrument at a rapid pace.

At a cost that is no greater than simply “taking lessons”, we are pleased to offer a learning experience for our students that is designed to increase not only their performance skills, but also their understanding and to provide performance opportunities for them along the way.

Alumni of The North Carolina School of Percussion and its predecessor organizations include touring professionals, studio artists, members of Tier-I and Tier-II symphony orchestras, Broadway, off-Broadway and Musical touring performers, members of DCI and WGI units and hundreds of amateur and semi-professional across North America.

If you have a question, please do not hesitate to send us a message, inquire about current schedule openings, sign up for instruction or, if you wish, contact me personally. I would be honored to communicate with you.

     James S. Brandt

 Administrator-North Carolina School of Percussion

 

   Stop taking “lessons”…. Start Learning to PLAY!

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And, directors, please take a moment to sign up as a member of our “Directors Lounge”, where you can ask questions, access instructional videos, find information on our instructional archives, get progress updates on your students, or even take advantage of our discounts in our school store.

"My son always wanted to play timpani. In 6th grade he joined the band but they never really played timpani. We enrolled him at NCSP so he could learn. Since then he has been the timpanist in five honors bands and will be the timpanist in high school next year as a freshman. (NCSP also got him a paying gig playing timpani at a church this Christmas with an all-adult orchestra!)"

      A NCSP parent ...

"My son always wanted to play timpani. In 6th grade he joined the band but they never really played timpani. We enrolled him at NCSP so he could learn. Since then he has been the timpanist in five honors bands and will be the timpanist in high school next year as a freshman. (NCSP also got him a paying gig playing timpani at a church this Christmas with an all-adult orchestra!)"

      A NCSP parent ...

"In 9th grade my son wanted to try out for the drum line at school with all his friends. He had never played any instrument before but loved the drums. The band director told him he would have to learn how to play and read music and suggested he enroll for the summer at NCSP. We did and he made the drum line that fall. Two tears later he is still at NCSP and is now the Drum Captain at school."

      A NCSP parent ...

"Wow, what a difference! No more playing on a cheap, “low-volume” electronic drum set in the “back-room” of the music store. Top-notch instruments set up in a professional teaching studio with full audio and video recording and playback capabilities. I really wish I had known about this sooner."

      A NCSP  Student ...

"My daughter took lessons for almost three years somewhere else and wanted to quit. One of her friends told her about NCSP. She is now part of the NCSP “family” and her coaching sessions are the high point of her week. Both of us are thrilled with the results…"

      A NCSP parent ...

"It’s fun! The other kids in my class at school can’t believe how much better I am. The teacher has me teach them now!"

"I play in a band and I wanted my son to learn to play Mexican pop music so we could play together. He is doing very well at congas and has taught me some things about the music as well! He plays at church too and is only 8. He is now teaching me how to read music better."

      A NCSP parent ...