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I took over several classes at the Atlanta Institute of Music (AIM), including teaching Jazz, Funk, Latin and Click. I’ve infused the curriculum with many of my own educational materials.

I composed my first rudimental snare drum piece and have begun the long process of writing a snare drum book based on rudiments, with a heavy emphasis on flams and diddles.

I also composed 2 solo mallet pieces that will most likely end up on my 3rd disc. One is on the West African balafon and the other is a modern, episodic 4-mallet work on marimba.

In addition to 3 “full” pieces (drumset/mallets/auxiliary percussion) that I’ve already recorded for the 3rd cd and are “in the can,” I’ve finished 10 more compositions in the last year. I hope to record them sometime in 2013 or 2014.

The YETI Trio once again played our brand of fiery fusion at the Wanee Festival in April, as guests of Butch Trucks, the drummer in The Allman Brothers Band. Furthermore, we played our first headlining gig in over a decade at a cool place in metro Atlanta, called Matilda’s Cottage. Our live CD “Go Play!” is available online and through our website: www.theyetitrio.com

I continue to play live shows throughout the Southeast with Liz Melendez and teach privately at my drum studio.

Please check back soon for updates on photos and audio. I hope to add some video in the future, as well.

I am available for gigs, tours, recordings, private lessons, conducting sectionals/ensembles and giving clinics/masterclasses.
Feel free to email me at: ericsandersdrums@gmail.com


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