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Sydney Youth Orchestras
An Introduction to


Leigh Giles
Leigh Giles

About the course:

Join Leigh Giles, as he demonstrates the fundamentals of percussion.

Support your students in learning rolls, syncopation and rhythms through a variety of percussive instruments.

About the instrument:

A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles struck, scraped or rubbed by hand or struck against another similar instrument. Excluding zoomusicological instruments and the human voice, the percussion family is believed to include the oldest musical instruments.

About your course teacher/s:

Leigh Giles
Leigh Giles
Percussionist, Teacher

Leigh has been performing as a freelance percussionist and educator for 25 years.

He currently performs with Musica Viva group B’tutta and has recently completed his second season as on stage percussionist with The Lion King.

For many years Leigh has played with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestras well as the Brandenburg Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Leigh has taught at UNSW, Macquarie University and the University of Western Sydney.

Leigh has a fully-equipped studio in Dulwich Hill (Summer Hill side) where he teaches drum kit, mallet (glockenspiel, xylophone, marimba and vibraphone), hand drums (djembe, congas, bongos etc) and all the auxiliary percussion.


Difficulty Level/s:
Principle Teacher:
Leigh Giles
Course Group:
From Program:
Sydney Youth Orchestras

Program partner:

For instrumental learning, the SYO beginners program provides students and teachers with a clear set of musical goals, set to an objective of assessment standards. Schools have access to two years of world-leading development content, for sixteen orchestral instruments.
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