account Michael Ross Skillern
Michael Ross Skillern
GA, United States of America
CommonTime user since Apr 2021
Association of Music in International Schools; Georgia Music Educators Assoc.
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Artist Statement
I am here to provide dynamic, flexible, and innovative music (percussion + band instruments) experiences at your school! Don't let any prices stop you! Reach out to me! Percussion is usually the least known about of the instrument families, among educators. My goal is to bridge that gap and provide flexible, high quality percussion events moving flexibly from Clinic to Recital to Masterclass depending on your needs! Likewise, as a band director, I have expert knowledge in all areas band: woodwind instruments, brass instruments, running sectionals, etc. I can facilitate flexible 1-1.5 hour, or half/whole day sessions (depending on your needs) that can include any combination of: 1. World Rhythms + Improv! 2. Rhythmic Sensitivity 3. Contemporary Solo Percussion Recitals 4. Classical Percussion Masterclass 5. Beat Boxing 6. Music Technology 7. Full band rehearsals/listening + feedback 8. Brass/Woodwind sectionals 9. Brass/Woodwind individual lessons 10. University Music School Admissions 11. Solo and Ensemble coaching 12. Convention style percussion education presentations for educators 13. Beginning wind players 14. Instrument petting zoo Give your percussionists, or band musicians some TLC! Are your students doing everything correctly? Do your rehearsals focus more on the winds? Do your percussionists get special attention? Over the past 10 years I've worked as a Teaching Artist with Vic Firth, an international percussion soloist, orchestral percussionist and timpanist, chamber musician, clinician, arranger and adjudicator. I have performed countless clinics, masterclasses, convention style presentations and recitals to 1000s of students and educators.
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Artist Profession and Specialisations
Band Director
Instrument Technique, Music Theory, Instrument Skills, Rhythm, Improvisation
Instrumentalist, Drumkit, Latin Percussion, African Percussion, World Drums, Drum Circle, Improvisation, Rhythm, World Beats
General Music
Skills, Games, Storytelling, Music appreciation, Learning Instruments, Instrument Classifications, World Music
Session Formats and Fees
Meet and Greet arrow arrow
A short introductory session with the artist to help you decide if they are a good fit you and your learners. This session type can also be used to familiarise yourself with our session interface.
10 minutes | Free
Private Lesson arrow arrow
A private lesson with the artist to learn the technique of a craft. Suggested class size: 1 to 2 students.
30 minutes | $50
60 minutes | $60
90 minutes | $90
Visiting Artist Classroom arrow arrow
An opportunity for a group of students to work with the artist. Sessions can be booked in a continuous block of time or can be separated into shorter time blocks that add up to the chosen length. Suggested class size: up to 20 students in a physical classroom with a smartboard or up to 8 students fully online.
1 hour | $100
2 hours | $150
3 hours | $200
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An intensive session between the artist and a small group of advanced students or emerging professionals. The goal of a master class is to work learners through the technique, presentation, or analysis of a craft, and engage deeply in the mastery of an art form. A master class is 3 hours: a 2-hour master class with a 1-hour follow-up within 1 to 2 weeks of the masterclass to see how the participant(s) applied the guidance and feedback. Suggested class size: up to 8 students.
3 hours | $200
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