Beginner Percussion Ensemble










Grades 3-5
Teacher: Kyle Peters
Saturday, 4:30–5:30
Room: Rettner Community Music Center (MSH 1)
Tuition B*
* 50% off with a full semester of weekly lessons!
This is a yearlong course divided into two 17-week semesters.

Stick Talk Ensemble provides a first percussion ensemble experience for young percussionists. Students should be able to read music and must already have started playing at least two of the major areas of percussion study: snare drum/ timpani/ keyboard percussion at NYSSMA performance levels 1-2.

This course requires permission from the instructor for those who are not already learning percussion at ECMS. Please email Kyle Peters at 

This ensemble will strive to develop both the musical skills of percussionists through emphasis on music reading, listening to others to build ensemble skills, maintaining strong inner rhythm, and exploring hand drumming techniques. The ensemble’s emphasis is on the process of making music in an ensemble situation and building the personal and group dynamics needed in this musical situation. Applying student’s current skills and having fun with percussion is our basic goal.

There will be a final performance- demonstration for parents, siblings and friends.

How to Register

New students and students registering after mid-September: ECMS Registration Form 

Continuing ECMS students may re-register online from May until September.

Paper registration forms available upon request: (585) 274-1400

Once registered, students may begin attending classes. The only registration confirmation you will receive is your bill. You may log on to check your registrations at any time. Click here for complete details on registration and policies.