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Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart


Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager for Yamaha Percussion and advocate for all things percussion, is a nationally recognized performer, composer and educator. Dr. Gerhart holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, an M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting, and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach. Before joining Yamaha, Dr. Gerhart was a Yamaha Performing Artist. He now travels the U.S. talking percussion and sharing his passion for music education. In his free time, he teaches at the CSULB Steel Drum Orchestra and has published works for percussion and steel drum ensembles.

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“Music to me is like breathing. I don’t get tired of breathing; I don’t get tired of music.”                     — Ray Charles   Have you ever sat in an audience during a recital and started to feel uncomfortable

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We recently ran a series of articles here on the blog in which I introduced the elements that I believe should be a part of every snare drum warm-up. This posting will wrap things up for you, but before

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Have you ever gone to a concert and remember more about the poor stage etiquette than the performance? Me too! Teachers can only do so much during lessons and ensemble rehearsals. There is so much to know about being a

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The mallet percussion family is made up of five instruments: marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel (sometimes called “orchestral bells”) and

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