Hinds CC logo
The percussion studio at Hinds is committed to being at the forefront of percussion education and devoted to seeking out new music and new pedagogical and technological ideas in percussion. Private lessons include teaching in the areas of mallets, drum set, timpani and snare drum. The curriculum is developed through an understanding of what is required at all the four year state universities.

Also offered in the area of percussion is the percussion ensemble and steel drum band. The percussion ensemble at Hinds consists of music majors and occasionally non-majors. This group is focused on learning and performing old and new percussion literature that is both challenging and exciting.

Hinds Community College has made major investments to the percussion studio recently with new instruments and music. The percussion studio now includes 7 marimbas (including 2 five octave), 6 vibraphones, 3 xylophones, 3 sets of timpani, 8 drum sets and numerous top of line small percussion instruments.

Percussion Majors
If you are interested in majoring in music with a percussion emphasis, please fill out a music major application and contact Paul Heindl to set an appointment. Prospective students are welcomed to a free lesson and tour of the facilities and equipment.

​Audition Requirements for Percussion Majors
  • Submit all Applications on Prospective Music Majors page
  • Submit a Band Application
  • Snare solo
  • Mallet solo
  • All rudiments and scales
  • Sight reading

All percussion majors are required to participate in marching band and wind ensemble or concert band. Auditions for music major and band scholarships may be scheduled for the same day and time. Audition requirements are the same.

Visit the band website for information on drumline and mallet auditions.

Please keep in mind that instructors may not be available for summer appointments. Please call when scheduling appointments outside the regular fall and spring semesters.

Check the Calendar of Events page for a list of audition dates and times.

Contact the Percussion Studio