Austin Shoupe is currently a teaching assistant for the University of Kentucky Percussion Studio. He was previously the instrumental music teacher for Jefferson High School in Rockford, Illinois, and the marching percussion instructor for the DeKalb High School Marching Barbs. He is currently pursuing his Master of Music in percussion...

Austin Shoupe is currently a teaching assistant for the University of Kentucky Percussion Studio. He was previously the instrumental music teacher for Jefferson High School in Rockford, Illinois, and the marching percussion instructor for the DeKalb High School Marching Barbs. He is currently pursuing his Master of Music in percussion performance at the University of Kentucky and earned his Bachelor of Music in music education and percussion performance from Northern Illinois University.

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Deconstructing Mallets: Find the Best Mallets for Your Percussion Section

Once upon a time, mallet choices were limited. The hardness of a mallet was the most dramatic way to change the sound of an instrument. Today, a variety of percussion implements are available, which has complicated the selection process.

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