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The @Percussion - Episode 179 - Kelli Rae Tubbs

August 16, 2019

179 - Kelli Rae Tubbs

Kelli Rae Tubbs is a drummer, singer, percussionist, author, teacher, and hosts a fantastic drumming and percussion history series on Youtube She documents many percussion sound effects from the silent movie era, and also drumset evolution and historical use. She has been interviewed and published in magazines: DRUM! and Vintage Drums Legendary Sounds. 

Put simply, singing drummers aren't made every day.  I love making music people love to move to.  I'm inspired by artists like The Beatles, The Police and Prince, and hope some of the magic in the hands of some of my favorite drummers--people like Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland, Chris Layton, Billy Cobham, and Daniel Glass--will rub off on me.
In addition to performing, I spend my time arranging for young percussion ensembles, researching historical drum methods and styles, refurbishing antique instruments, and sharing my insights to the world of percussion through the written word and in clinic settings as a member of the Sabian Education Network and the D'Addario Education Collective

Watch here. Listen below.

0:00 Intro and Hello.
1:25 Fire at Notre Dame
8:33 Welcome, Kelli Rae Tubbs.  Grant writing season.
13:30 Kelli's Youtube channel on historical percussion.
20:09 Research -going straight to the source.  Grants and planning.
24:18 Connecting with the PAS Museum?  Percussionists in silent film theaters.  
29:19 Your performing career?
34:48 Setting up a private teaching studio?
37:30 Next projects?  Your background?  An approach: "If you don't ask, the answer is definitely 'no'"
49:58 Co-authoring a new book with Daniel Glass.