The percussion family consists of vast number of instruments. In a standard music room, there will be timpani, marimbas, xylophones, bells, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tambourines, triangles and much more.
As a percussionist, there are three things that we should always work on — reading, rolls and ear/listening.
Musicians are supposed to have good timing. But do you just practice with your metronome or do you interact with it during your practice sessions?
Young percussion students who have a private instructor usually study solo on marimba, snare drum, drum set or timpani.