Masterclasses

I offer clinics and masterclasses for Drum Set, Marching Percussion and Hand Percussion that can be tailored to the needs and level of your group. 
If you need instruction for your school concert or marching percussion section, I can provide you with a wealth of knowledge from first-hand experience, help you build up the fundamental technique and musicianship of your program. I also do band camps and consultations.
My drum set clinics focus on the importance of groove, phrasing and listening to the ensemble to have a better support for and communication with other instrumentalists. I also offer clinics and masterclasses on bringing rhythms and textures from the world of hand percussion onto the drum set.


My focus for masterclasses on North African percussion are specifically Egyptian classical & folk and also Moroccan folk & gnoua using the instrumentation of:

  • ​Darbuka
  • Riq
  • Mizhar (frame drum)
  • Bendir 
  • Zils

Add a wealth of percussion knowledge to your school or community music program! Full Resume
For more info, info@michaelwashingtonae.com 

Masterclass in Bogotá, Colombia

Masterclass in Bogotá, Colombia

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 Frame drum

Frame drum

Lyle Carr, Zak Bond & I performing in Tokyo, Japan at STB 139

Lyle Carr, Zak Bond & I performing in Tokyo, Japan at STB 139

Playing at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Playing at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday

Working with Teal Sound in 2004

Working with Teal Sound in 2004