Mike Reid Pearl Artist Interview
Artist Interview: Mike Reid

Artist Interview: Mike Reid (Justin Timberlake, Rihanna) Mike is a native of Baltimore, MD where he began playing drums in church at a very early age and he began his professional career…

Derek Wolfford
Artist Interview: Derek Wolfford

Artist Interview: Derek Wolfford (Marketing Manager of Integrated Media, Pearl) Derek Wolfford has been professionally involved in the performance and business side of drumming. Over the last 19 years, he has also…

Pat Saunders
Artist Interview: Pat Saunders

Artist Interview: Pat Saunders (Sales Rep, Pearl) Pat Saunders is a Pearl Sales Representative who calls on drum shops in the central part of the country. Pat lives in Nashville and is a…

Artist Interview: Shawn Lafrenz

Artist Interview: Shawn Lafrenz (Senior Marketing Manager, B&O, Pearl) Shawn Lafrenz is the Senior Marketing Manager in charge of B&O products for Pearl/Adams. As a concert percussionist Shawn has performed with many orchestras…

Starting A Classroom Guitar Program | The Vault at Music & Arts
Starting A Classroom Guitar Program

So You Want to Start a Classroom Guitar Program Are you considering bringing more musical education to your school? Are you looking for the most practical, cost-effective, fun and inclusive way to…

Drum Kit Buyers Guide
Drum Kit Buyers Guide

The Right Drums, Cymbals and Hardware for Your Kit As the old saying goes, a band is only as good as its drummer. Sure, they might not always be out front and…

Keyboard Buyers Guide

The Key Points of Keyboards Keyboards come in many shapes and sizes, with lots of different features and options… so when you’re buying for the first time, it can be a real…

Orchestral Instrument Care

Orchestral Instrument Care Wooden stringed instruments are fragile. Taking proper care of your instrument is a must in  order to ensure years of enjoyable play. Here are a few easy steps to…

Repair FAQs

Instrument Repair: Frequently Asked Questions The following are frequently asked questions by many customers facing repair & maintenance problems with their instrument. This can be a scary time for you or your…

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