Dr. Dave Gerhart is the assistant segment marketing manager of education and is a nationally recognized performer, composer and educator. Gerhart holds a DMA from the University of Southern California, an MM in percussion performance and instrumental conducting, and a BM in music education from California State University, Long Beach. Before...

Dr. Dave Gerhart is the assistant segment marketing manager of education and is a nationally recognized performer, composer and educator. Gerhart holds a DMA from the University of Southern California, an MM in percussion performance and instrumental conducting, and a BM in music education from California State University, Long Beach. Before joining Yamaha, Gerhart was a Yamaha Performing Artist. He now travels the country sharing his passion for music education. In his free time, he teaches at the CSULB Steel Drum Orchestra and has published works for percussion and steel drum ensembles.

Troy Wollwage is a 20-year veteran of the percussion products industry. He has an MBA from Boston University and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Over the course of his career, Troy has guided numerous product development activities to successful completion. He is an alumnus of the world-famous USC Trojan Marching Band and appeared in the movie “Naked Gun,” as well as numerous TV shows.

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How to Change Timpani Drum Heads

Timpani heads do not need to be changed very often – we recommend every 1 to 2 years – but it's still important for band directors to know how to change them. 

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