"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.

Convention Appearances: Music for All Summer Percussion Symposium, Northwest Percussion Festival, National Flute Association, Bands of America - Western Regional, NAFME - Southern Division, Music Educators Association Conventions in California, Florida, Alabama, Nevada and Utah; Days of Percussion: Utah, Alabama, North Florida, Colorado and Utah Yamaha Sounds of Summer.

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

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

 

 

CLINIC HANDOUTS / LESSON RESOURCES

MUSIC FOR ALL: SNARE DRUM SESSION

MUSIC FOR ALL: DIRECTORS RESOURCES

MUSIC FOR ALL: PERCUSSION SPECIALIST ORCHESTRAL ACCESSORIES SESSION

CLONING: DECODING A DEVELOPING TECHNIQUE -  PASIC PRESENTATION

TOOLS FOR THE TOOLBOX: MUSICAL APPS AND RESOURCES

THOUGHTS ON PERSONAL PERFORMANCE AND HAPPINESS

ASKELL MASSON, INTERVIEW WITH THE COMPOSER - PASIC PRESENTATION

TRIANGLE SUPPLEMENTAL EX

TAMBOURINE SUPPLEMENTAL EX

DR. SAMMONS' KEYBOARD ROUTINE

DR. SAMMONS' SNARE DRUM ROUTINE

SAMMONS’ SNARE DRUM SUPPLEMENTAL EX

 

SOME OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES

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

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

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

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”

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