We are proud to welcome Andrew Proctor and Patrick Roulet have recently joined the impressive list of Grover Pro endorsers.
Roulet’s scholarly work reflects his many interests within the broad field of percussion including classical, jazz, and world music. His research on the life and music of jazz vibraphonist Milt Jackson was selected for presentation at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and was featured as the cover article for the February 2003 publication of Percussive Notes. His article, “Teaching the Marimba through West African Gyil Methodologies” (Percussive Notes, (July 2010): 16-21.) was based on his study at the University of Ghana in 2006. His most recent project, a recording of the early percussion music of Michael Colgrass, done in collaboration with the composer, was released on Equilibrium Records in summer 2012.
Roulet received degrees in percussion performance from the University of Washington (DMA), Boston University (MM), and the University of Michigan (BM).
During the summers he teaches and performs at the New England Music Camp in Maine where he also chairs the brass and percussion area.
Andrew Proctor is currently the Principal Timpanist of the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and he is also the timpanist with many of the finest ensembles in South Florida including the Boca Symphonia and the New Philharmonic. He is the Director of Percussion Studies at Florida International University.
Andrew is a versatile musician who is capable of playing timpani, percussion and drum set in any musical style. He has a Master’s Degree in Performance of Percussion from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and a Bachelor of Music Degree with Distinction in Percussion from McGill University in Montreal. Andrew also is the creator of FreePercussionLessons.com, an online education resource for percussion education.