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Percussion Group

Percussion Group

Join our weekly percussion group for a fun, low-pressure drum circle experience! Led by instructor Destin LeCornu, ages and skill levels are welcome. No prior percussion experience is required.

Why join our percussion group?

In many cultures, making music together is a part of everyday life. More than just an artform and means of communication, music is also therapeutic. It creates focus, builds community, and helps release anxiety and stress. Making music is one of the few social activities that engages both hemispheres of the brain simultaneously and equally — the left side for abstract thinking and dexterity, and the right side for creativity and socio-emotional functioning. In other words, it's hard not to feel good after making music with others. You're not only operating at your peak capacity — you're watching everyone else do the same!

In our society, however, most people rarely, if ever, get to make music with others. Lack of proficiency and busy schedules are often barriers to entry. We want to change that! For 45 minutes a week, anyone is welcome to join in on the rhythm. This is not a conventional class with a curriculum — think of it more like weekly exercise, where the goal is to stimulate the body and mind. For students who struggle with attention, this will be a blast! Abstract concepts and delayed gratification will be kept to a minimum. We will mostly just play, allowing students will learn in the most natural, intuitive, hands-on way possible.

Mondays at 4:30-5:15pm
Starts July 8th

Your Instructor

Destin LeCornu

Destin LeCornu

Destin LeCornu is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and audio engineer with over 20 years of experience. Destin is the owner of Sunset Place Studio, a commercial and educational recording studio within our facility.

Originally from Nashville, TN, Destin began playing drums at the age of five and soon picked up guitar, bass, keyboards, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, pedal steel, and more. Since the age of 13, Destin has recorded and toured nationally with numerous bands, opening for artists such as Maroon 5, TobyMac, Switchfoot, and more. In 2018, Destin released his debut solo album titled “Stories Without Ends”. Destin is also a member of the worship team at Christ Church at Grove Farm where he has served weekly since 2009.

In addition to teaching and performing, Destin is an audio engineer and owns and operates Sunset Place Studio. He is also a co-founder of Pittsburgh Creative Collective, a local non-profit supporting artists in need. Destin earned his B.S. from Psychology at University of Pittsburgh which inspired his love of helping others through music. Destin enjoys working with students of all ages and skill levels to further their unique musical aspirations.

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