For 40 years now our Education Specialists have been active members in the Marching, Indoor, Concert, World Music and Music Education arenas of percussion.
Whether it be Performing, Composing, Teaching or Consulting our Specialists at Columbus Percussion have been here to serve as a resource for you and your program.
Some of their experiences include: The Madison Scouts, The Cavaliers, Star of Indiana, Santa Clara Vanguard, Phantom Regiment, The Glassmen, Evolution Indoor Percussion, Connexus, Cap City Percussion, The Ohio State University Marching Band, The Garfield Cadets, along with countless University, High School, Middle School and Elementary music programs throughout the Midwest and across the United States.
Some of our Specialists have moved on in the industry to work with companies such as, The Percussive Arts Society, Yamaha, Sabian, Promark, Marimba One, The Ohio State University, The Fischer College of Business.
Our Educational Specialists have also served as adjudicators for the Ohio Music Education Association, the Ohio Indoor Performance Association, The Mid States Performance Association and Winter Guard International.
In providing educational experiences for percussionists the Specialists at Columbus Percussion have worked in coordinating, hosting, and leading events such as, The Percussive Arts Society State and International Conventions, The Big Beat Mass Drumming Event and Our own Drum Daze events.
Call or email one of our Educational Specialists to help you out with information and pricing on repairs, instruction, and competitive prices on that next big purchase for equipment your looking to make for your program.
Jeff Jones (aka JJ)
Education director Jeff Jones Has been in the Columbus Ohio Area since 1984. He has taught and written for a variety of High School Programs throughout the Midwest.
A graduate of Centerville High School and the nationally recognized Centerville music program, JJ came to Columbus to attend Capital University where he received his Bachelors in Music Performance and Jazz Studies. JJ later attended the University of Cincinnati to receive his M.ED in Educational Leadership.
While with the Columbus City Schools JJ created his own unique Middle School percussion ensemble, featuring a mallet keyboarding ensemble, POP Percussion Ensemble, and Steel Drum Band. JJ has had the opportunity to study with Bob Breithaupt, Guy Remonko, Steve Houghton, Louie Bellson, Dave Samuels, and Terry Gibbs to list a few. You can find JJ performing with various groups either on Steel Drum, Vibes/Marimba, Hand Drums, and Drum set.
Current hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. M-T - 10-5 Friday