Hand Percussion Lessons
From basic fundamentals to advanced techniques I guide my students through every aspect of musicianship to create a solid set of skills that each student can then apply in their own unique voice on the instrument. My teaching style emphasizes improvisation, ear training and theory as well as playing technique and reading. I specialize in Afro-Caribbean drumming styles on a variety of drums, as well as Middle Eastern frame drum and darbukeh drumming. I also teach basic drum kit and and can help students apply techniques and ideas from any of my areas of expertise on any drum.
Training & Qualifications
Josh Peters is a multi-instrumentalist trained in a number of musical traditions.
Josh currently performs on a variety of percussion instruments, Oud, guitar, and voice.
As a child Josh studied piano, guitar, and trumpet and quickly developed a passion for music learning and improvised music.
Josh began his formal music training at the University of North Texas where he studied jazz arranging, Ewe drumming, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, and the rhythmic concepts of Karnatik music. After his time at UNT Josh went on to study Hindustani Tabla and Kirana Gharana khayal singing with Rik Masterson (a disciple of Pandit Pran Naht) as well as continuing his study of Karnatik music on Mridangam with Sri. B. Vijayan (a disciple of Karaikudi Mani).
Josh is currently focusing his study on Arab and Turkish maqaam music on Oud, and continuing his study of the various percussion traditions of the Middle East. Josh has performed and recorded with a number of musicians in the Austin and DFW areas as well as in Portland, OR and performs here in Austin with ensembles including UT’s “Bereket”, Ethnos, Indimaj, The Jazz Destroyers, Big Quintessence, and Ask-i Mesk