I was fortunate, tonight, to be able to attend two different classes... Steel Pan and Latin Percussion.. as they ran back to back. Both classes were small in size, allowing for individual instruction, and participants were all of similar skill level to my own (novice or near novice.) I felt welcome and comfortable and am looking forward to next week! (NOT looking forward to recitals!)
Dr. Kyle Forsthoff is a diverse percussion educator and performer based in Richmond, Rhode Island. He is currently on the Adjunct Faculty at the University of Rhode Island and is an instructor at The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance. His performance and research interests include Rudimental drumming from both the US and Europe, Irish Traditional Music, frame drumming traditions from around the world, the music of Latin America and Brazil, and Gamelan traditions from Indonesia. Kyle has taught or performed in a large number of musical ensembles and has performed throughout the US, in Europe, and in Asia. He is a proud endorser of Yamaha Percussion Instruments, Cooperman Drums, and Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.