We’re proud to announce that Clemson University Director of Percussion, Dr. Paul Buyer, has joined the distinguished roster of Grover Pro Endorsers.
Dr. Buyer is a contributing author to the second edition of “Teaching Percussion”, by Gary Cook and his articles have appeared in American Music Teacher, Teaching Music, and Percussive Notes. His book, “Marching Bands and Drumlines: Secrets of Success from the Best of the Best”, is published by Meredith Music Publications. His newest volume, “Working Towards Excellence”, identifies eight values in achieving excellence in both work & life. This book is packed with wisdom and inspiration from respected professionals in business, sports, education and the arts.
What makes “Working Towards Excellence” unique is its focus on excellence, a topic sorely lacking in today’s marketplace. Without question, this book is timely and very relevant! Soon to be published by our friend Gar Whaley & Meredith Music.
Dr. Paul Buyer is a member of the Percussive Arts Society’s Marching Percussion and College Pedagogy Committees and is Chair of the PAS Education Committee.
Neil W. Grover holds the unique distinction of having performed with one of the world’s foremost orchestras, the Boston Symphony; with legendary rock bands like Aerosmith; and on John Williams’ soundtrack for Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom. For the past 28 years, Neil has gained worldwide visibility in the percussion section of the famed Boston Pops. Neil is one of the music industry’s most requested clinicians. Neil is the author of Four Mallet Primer, and also co-author (with Garwood Whaley) of Triangle, Tambourine and Cymbal Technique, both published by Merideth Music. Neil has had numerous articles published in leading music journals including, Percussive Notes, School Band & Orchestra, and Drum Tracks. In addition, he has been the subject of feature articles in Percussive Notes, Modern Drummer, School Band & Orchestra, Drum Tracks, and Musical Merchandise Review. As the Founder and President of Grover Pro Percussion, Neil Grover has been the world’s leading exponent of raising the standards of percussion instrument design and manufacturing. He has recently been featured on two episodes of “How It’s Made”, which airs worldwide on the Discovery Channel. Neil Grover has been elected to six terms of office and has served on the Board of Directors of the Percussive Arts Society for 12 years. He is also a Trustee of the Winchester (Massachusetts) Community Music School, one of the country’s premier community music schools.