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Trevor Detling, Instructor

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Hello, I am Trevor Detling. I am the founder of Thunder Drums Percussion and I have nearly 30 years of teaching experience. I am excited to bring a special brand of percussion performance to our community.

Thunder Drums is a modern, unique, and innovative percussion ensemble seeking new members. The Thunder Drums difference is that all drummers play on all the different instruments in the ensemble. That's right...every drummer plays on every type of drum, shifting and changing instruments from song to song. The dedicated music pieces segue in and out, inspiring flow and movement in the drummers, sound, and the audience reaction. Thunder Drums gives the audience an audio/visual experience that is exciting, energetic and memorable. The performers learn how to be a strong and dependable part of the group but also have opportunities to shine as soloists. Many of the music selections focus on one instrument group or spotlight a single player for a few measures. 


Experience or an instrument isn’t necessary to become a part of the Thunder Drums! Interested performers will be grouped by age (age eight to adult) and ability. Drums will be provided. Concurrent enrollment in private lessons with me is required for participation in Thunder Drums. 


I’m excited to have the opportunity to direct Thunder Drums in Dripping Springs. I have been a percussion teacher and performer in and around the Austin area and globally for 29 years. I have composed and published seven books expressly for Thunder Drums percussion. The Thunder Drums music covers a wide range of genres and styles including, but not limited to: rock, funk, Latin, African, hip-hop, traditional, as well as avant-garde. These create an eclectic blend of styles that are the ingredients in the infectious rhythmic stylings of Thunder Drums.

I also teach private lessons and classes to children and adults of all ages.

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