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Wrong Sex, Wrong Instrument

“Wrong Sex, Wrong Instrument” - Maggie Cotton’s autobiographical work

Maggie Cotton’s autobiography is a very interesting addition to a number of autobiographies of percussion players that have been published over the last few years. The late James Blades wrote two autobiographies and, of course, Evelyn Glennie wrote one fairly early in her career, so Maggie’s is probably the latest in that tradition. It’s a very good read and her ability to provide an interesting, stimulating narrative throughout is one that I greatly admire.

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Anne Collis

The Only Girl in the Orchestra
Anne Collis

By Anne Collis.

When I left the Royal Academy of Music in 1964, there were no women on ANY instrument except the Harp in any major London orchestra, and certainly none on the Percussion! In fact when I entered the RAM in 1962, there were no students studying Timpani or Percussion at all.

There had been a couple of famous women a few years previously, Maggie Cotton (who went to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) and Pat Brady, who had held the job of Timpanist in the BBC Symphony Orchestra, but they were the only ones and non of the ‘Big Four (the LSO, RPO, LPO and Philharmonia) refused to even audition women!

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Etudes and Tutorial Study Material
I have written for you, the student, a series of exciting and stimulating studies for various percussion instruments. Click through to see if there is one (or more!) for you. Cheers! Nigel.

Read information about instrumentation, performance and aptitude levels and to see a sample of each set.


Here are the ones I have done so far:
These offer practical solutions in getting students to problem solve the various technical and musical issues which multi-percussion writing can throw up.
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