STEVE RILEY PERCUSSION STUDIO

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STEVE RILEY, PROFESSIONAL PERCUSSIONIST

•Adjunct Instructor of Percussion/Music Composition at Baker University
•Over 20 years of experience running a full, private studio teaching percussion
•Freelance Percussionist (musical theatre work, drumset w/ KC Symphony, etc.)

All levels
(of students age 10 or over)

All areas/All styles:
(drum set/snare drum/marimba/timpani/accessories)

Other services:
beginning music theory • music composition • demo recording

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PAST STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE:

  • 4 students selected to Bands of America (BOA/Music for All) National Honors Band (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007)
  • 10 students selected to KMEA State Band and/or Jazz Bands (1996, 2000, 2001, 2005-08, 2010, 2014)
  • 2 students performed as soloists with Free State High School Ensembles at KMEA (2004 & 2007)
  • numerous students placed on snare drum in drumlines of Lawrence High & Free State High Schools
  • numerous students with “I” ratings at the State Level of KSHSAA Music Festivals (including most from a private percussion studio, 2007)
  • coached Percussion Ensembles to “I” ratings at State for Lawrence High, Free State High, & Olathe Northwest High Schools (2002-03, 06-08, 10-13)
  • numerous students have been First Chair percussionists in their respective school bands

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Accepting students in the Lawrence, Greater Kansas City, and Topeka Areas, or inquire about Skype lessons if outside the area.  Bonuses available for referrals.