Current Projects

Alan Abel Documentary

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. 


Past Events

Los Angeles
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TAPS LA Music Festival

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

August 1-14, 2021

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(Past Event) Online Seminar

June 16 - July 3, 2020

TAPS Online Summer Intensive was a three week online program where 19 distinguished professional musicians presented in-depth classes related to percussion performance and history, and performance coach Don Greene presented a class to help percussionists to deal with performance anxiety.

TAPS Online Weekly Q&A

(Past Event) Online Masterclasses

March 30 - May 2, 2020

As a positive response to the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing guidelines, the TAPS Weekly Q&A was a series of live interactive interviews held from March 30 - May 2, 2020  with top percussion professionals from across the country. Sessions were hosted on Zoom, and any interested audience members were able to register, attend, and ask questions directly to the artists. 


TAPS New Zealand

(Past Event) In-Person Seminar

January 13 - January 17, 2020

TAPS' inaugural New Zealand seminar took place January 13-17, 2020 alongside the Auckland Philharmonic's Summer Orchestral Institute. 

Participants worked closely with faculty members Ted Atkatz, Tim Jones, Eric Renick, and Steve Logan in a variety of masterclasses, rehearsals, and private lesson settings.

Other TAPS Events


2018 Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar at Snow Pond Music Festival

2017 Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar at Snow Pond Music Festival

2016 Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar at Snow Pond Music Festival

2016 Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)

2016 Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar in Adelaide, Australia 

2015  The first Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar at CSULB