June 7, 2024 June 8, 2024
Lakeland, FL
Time: 9:30 AM
Venue: Southern University School of Music
Address: 1000 Longfellow Blvd.
Zipcode: 33801
State: FL
Country: USA
Phone: (786) 204-0049


  • Drum Set, BASIC Training, the Clave and Afro-Cuban Percussion (Joe McCarthy)
  • Orchestral Percussion Techniques (Dr. Tyson Voigt)
  • Rudimental Drumming and Keyboard
    Essentials (Brian Blume)
  • Tabla Drumming and the Rhythmic Dialogue of Northern India (Ranendra Das)


Founder/Creator of TPI, Latin Grammy® Award Winning Artist, Latin Grammy® Nominated Arranger, Leader – NY Afro Bop Alliance Big Band
Associate Professor of Percussion and Chair – Southeastern University School of Music, Internationally recognized percussion soloist
Renowned Tabla, Master/Educator of the rhythmic traditions of Northern India, Founder – PARA Academy of Music and Arts, LLC
Percussionist with The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” Celebrated educator and composer

The Total Percussion Intensive (TPI) is a 2-day hands-on workshop designed to provide a complete percussion experience. Modeled after Joe McCarthy’s BASIC Training®, Bootcamp for Serious Drummers®, TPI focuses on exploring essential percussion concepts, tones, and techniques from across the globe. Participants will work alongside world-class percussionists to expand their knowledge and understanding of the vast percussion family. This event is hosted by the Southeastern University School of Music and is open to high school,
collegiate, and professional-level percussionists. Band directors and music educators are also encouraged to attend and gain additional insight to confidently teach essential percussion techniques and concepts.