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A new tuition-free, in-person seminar in Los Angeles, CA

August 1-14, 2021

Audition Deadline: June 15

The Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar (TAPS)

Established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2015, TAPS is an international education organization. Its mission is to provide world-class instruction in the percussive arts to students of all ages and backgrounds. TAPS maintains a rotating roster of faculty, all of whom have received critical acclaim within the musical community for their performance, composition, or educational specialties.


In lieu of presenting our in person seminars, TAPS will continue to offer unparalleled education digitally throughout 2021. TAPS' online seminars and events have been attended by over 400 individuals on 5 continents.

Other TAPS Projects


Other TAPS Projects


TAPS presents a documentary honoring the life and legacy of Alan Abel, featuring interviews with Chris Deviney, Don Liuzzi, Matthew Strauss, Angela Zator, and Alan Abel himself. 


Alan Abel Documentary