"Dr. Sammons left students with words and tools of inspiration to implement for weeks, months and even years after his visit." - Dr. Julie Hill (Percussive Arts Society Past President / University of Tennessee-Martin)

I have had the opportunity to present clinics and master-classes nationwide and internationally including multiple Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro and de Recife in Brazil, numerous state Music Educators Association Conventions.

Convention Appearances: Bands of America Western Regional, NAFME, Southern Division, Florida Music Educators Association, Alabama Music Educators Association, Nevada Music Educators Association, Utah Music Educators Association, Alabama PAS Day of Percussion, North Florida PAS Day of Percussion, Utah PAS Day of Percussion, ,Colorado Yamaha Sounds of Summer, Utah Yamaha Sounds of Summer.

University Appearances: University of Arizona, University of Tennessee-Martin, University of Kentucky, University of Nevada-Reno, University of West Florida, Utah Valley University, Utah State University, Morehead State University, Colorado Mesa University, University of West Virginia, Clemson University, University of Alabama.

Prominent High School Program Appearances:  States include Utah, Texas, California, Colorado, Alabama, Arizona, Nevada, Florida, Mississippi, Idaho, Alaska.

 

 

SAMPLE CLINIC HANDOUTS / LESSON RESOURCES

CLONING: DECODING A DEVELOPLING TECHNIUE -  PASIC PRESENTATION

PERCUSSION FROM THE PODIUM - CONDUCTORS' WORKSHOP

TOOLS FOR THE TOOLBOX: MUSICAL APPS AND RESOURCES

ASKELL MASSON, INTERVIEW WITH THE COMPOSER - PASIC PRESENTATION

THOUGHTS ON PERSONAL PERFORMANCE AND HAPPINESS

DR. SAMMONS' KEYBOARD ROUTINE

DR. SAMMONS' SNARE DRUM ROUTINE

 

SOME OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES

The only way you can eat an elephant is one bite at a time – Creighton Abrams

You should set your dreams so BIG that EVERYONE LAUGHS at ‘em – Jim Harbaugh

I've always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation. – Will Smith

There are no hard licks, just hard tempos – Bret Kuhn

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed – Michael Jordan

Success is a lot of LITTLE things done IN SUCCESSION at a high level CONSISTENTLY - John Wooden

If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes." – John Wooden

How you do one thing is how you do everything – “Hired Guns”