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The most recent products to our range are the triangle suspension arm and strong metal clip - now on sale in our shop.

More will be added to our range very soon and will include a high quality snare drum and triangle.


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September in the Rain

Another book I would like to recommend is called ‘September in the Rain’ The Life of Nelson Riddle.

Those of us of a certain age group will be familiar with the arranging skills of Nelson Riddle. He almost single-handedly saved Frank Sinatra’s career in the mid 1950’s and also contributed hugely to the careers of Nat King Cole, Ella FitzGerald, Judy Garland, Johnny Mathis and in more recent years, Linda Ronstadt and Kiri te Kanawa, but he is probably best remembered for his work with Frank Sinatra.

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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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