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The Total Percussion Intensive

The Total Percussion Intensive (TPI), modeled after Joe McCarthy’s BASIC Training® Bootcamp for Serious Drummers®, is a program designed on the age-old philosophy that mastery of the fundamentals is essential to achieve total control in music.

TPI journeys into the core areas of percussion performance, packed into a 2-day presentation. This intensive is a hands-on event, working side-by-side with world-class percussionists as they present vital and relevant topics to achieving success in the world of percussion. Designed for high school, collegiate, and professional-level percussionists, TPI also welcomes and encourages educators of all teaching levels to participate.

TPI Areas of Study:

Orchestral Percussion


Drum Set

Afro-Cuban Percussion

Jazz Vibes

Rudimental Drumming

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