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George Marsh

Lecturer in Music - Percussion

Former affiliation: San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Concurrent affiliation: Sonoma State University.

Performances: with Terry Riley, Pauline Oliveros, Mose Allison, David Grisman, Joe Henderson, Roscoe Mitchell, John Abercrombie, and others; solos with San Francisco Taiko Dojo. Recent recording: In C, with Terry Riley and friends; Upon A Time, with jazz guitarist John Abercrombie, and many others. Publications: Inner Drumming, a drumset method book; articles in Percussioner International, Modern Drummer, Drum Tracks, and Percussive Notes. Interests: innovative musical performance and teaching of rhythm and drumset; inner drumming and the use of the I Ching to develop rhythm patterns and systems of study (demonstrated in clinics nationwide); the study of specific pulses for healing. Pedagogical philosophy: instruction according to the individual needs of each student, including internal body awareness, rudiments, styles of music, notation, polyrhythms, and the art of teaching. Website:

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I will be auditioning new drum set students for the Fall 2020 quarter. Please send me an email request before September 29th, 2020 if possible, with a time we can talk via zoom or phone.

You can send audition requests to

Selected Publications: 

"Inner Drumming" drum et exercise book book - Sher Music.

"Inner Drumming" informational interview with Modern Drumming.



Selected Recordings: 

George Marsh/Denny Zeilan, "Expedition"