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Wheeler Percussion Programs
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Marching Percussion, Chamber Ensembles,
Private Instruction and Clinics
THE INSTRUCTOR:
Jeffrey D. Wheeler's experience as an instructor of percussion in Northeastern Oklahoma includes direction of university and secondary school concert and marching ensembles, clinics, adjudication, consultation, and private instruction.
Wheeler graduated from Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and his collegiate work was at Oklahoma State University and Northeastern State University, the latter where he was conductor of the Chamber Percussion Ensembles and Coordinator of Marching Percussion.
THE PROGRAM:
NAVIGATION:
The Wheeler Percussion Program uses cybernetic methods of ingraining percussive techniques. By using practice methods that build a strong fundamental foundation, the mind is freed to interpret and express the music at hand. The Program stresses the primary building blocks of rudimental and concert techniques and the application of them. Marching programs are distinctly 'corps-style' in orientation. Chamber ensemble instruction features contemporary percussive material as well as studies in improvisation, and surveys of world percussive technique.
Current and Previous School Programs
Picture/ Video Archive of School Programs
Percussion Studio
Articles, Awards and More
TEACHING PHILOSOPHIES AND PROGRAM PRIORITIES:
First, all people can learn. The program endeavors to teach students that there are no short cuts to excellence. Great performers are created by diligent study and practice of their craft. At the same time, a sense of pride in craft is fostered. A holistic approach to learning percussive techniques is very effective, especially when applied to marching percussion. Therefore, the Program uses a balanced method, focusing on both the mind and the body. Some of Wheeler's teachers that profoundly influenced him in these areas were Brian Callahan, Tom Float, the late Fred Sanford, Russ McKinnon, and Dr. Stephen Rush.
Announcements: 

Huge congratulations to the Bristow High School Percussion and Coweta Percussion for earning a Superior rating at State Solo and Ensemble Contest at Oklahoma State University.

Congrats to my students in Bristow High School Percussion, Bristow 7th grade Percussion, Coweta Percussion and Miss Benjamin for earning a Superior Rating at  District Solo and Ensemble Contest.

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