Shaw Percussion About Us

Shaw Percussion About Us


>>PHIL SHAW: Hi I’m Phil Shaw
from Shaw percussion and I’m Wendy Elton from Shaw
percussion. I’m a woodworker, drum builder and a drum
educator and what do you do here?>>WENDY ELTON: Well, keeping Phil organized is a full
time job. But I also do the marketing, sales and help out
in the workshop.>>PHIL SHAW: It’s an amazing
thing to see people, that have never played
a musical instrument with other people before
and they discover that magic moment where everything
clicks and you feel that you’re a part of something
bigger than yourself. I love beginners, when they have a breakthrough. I feel it too. To me that’s the ultimate
feeling. It’s really you know, where the motivation
comes from for teaching, is seeing people experience
that moment. Drums in many cultures
are called medicine. So the drum is a
beautiful instrument to use as a tool or as medicine
because of its accessibility, you can get people entrained, working together in a very
short period of time. So they’re going to experience
that feeling that musicians get
without having to dedicate a huge amount
of time in the beginning.>>WENDY ELTON: Shaw Percussion
is a family business. We all work in the business
and we have a showroom in our house as well as a studio
space where we teach lessons and workshops. We build a line
of our own drums. Ashikos, cajons and accessories that go
with them as well as frame drums. We import from all
over the world, all types of percussion
instruments but a lot of djembes from West Africa. We have 250 rental drums
that we rent out to facilitators, to schools, to institutions and we have
a rent to own program as well.>>PHIL SHAW: The big difference
between us and other music stores is we’re
dedicated to drumming. Plus our experience, I’ve been playing drums
since I was 13 so that’s a long time. My oldest son’s been playing
since he was about three and he’s a professional
drummer and a sound technician. My youngest son is a musician, a singer guitar player
and performer. My wife is a musician
a drummer now. She wasn’t originally. So, all of us are involved
in music and drumming. We’d like to have people
who want to buy a drum phone and make an appointment. We’ll spend some time with them, try and understand
what it is they want to do with the drum. You can spend as much time
as you want playing and we will play with you and so
you can get a feel how the drum
sounds with other people. We want it to be a very
personal and a positive experience and that you’re going
to be a long term customer
and a friend. So if you’re interested at
all in what we do here please contact us because we’d love
to talk to you about the benefits of recreational
drumming. We’re passionate about
recreational drumming and we hope we can make
you passionate about it too.

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