Mark your calendars! PercShop will run July 2 - 6, 2018.
Registration and updated schedule coming soon. Contact for questions.

Join us for a five-day percussion workshop designed for both students and teachers (two streams).

Two streams of participants:

Given feedback from the 2015 inaugural PercShop, changes have been made to accommodate greater diversity of experience and to build on past experience.

  • Pre-University Stream for grades 9-12
  • Adult Stream-Teachers and University Students

Learn and explore:

  • Fundamentals - Keyboard Percussion and Snare Drum
  • Concert Percussion
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Exploratory Sessions: Drumset, African Drumming, Timpani, Latins, Toys
  • Drumline


  • Dr. Jill Ball, Head of Percussion Studies, Western University
  • Guest artists TBC
  • Member of the Percussion Studio at Western



Over 30 hours of hands-on instruction and playing during the PercShop, including seven hours of instruction and rehearsal each day on professional quality instruments, culminating in a final concert Friday afternoon.

Daily Schedule:

Sample schedule from 2015 session: pdf icon PDF - 144 KB


"This was one of the best-run clinics I have ever been to. The pacing was perfect. I feel like I improved every day."

"The environment was incredibly positive and supportive."

"The entire team was outstanding and I know that attending PercShop will make a huge difference in my music program."

"Thanks so much for providing this amazing professional development opportunity."

"I really enjoyed this week. It surpassed all of my expectations & was not idle PD; the practical experience is a lot easier to bring back to the classroom."

> VIEW PHOTOS (Flickr) from PercShop 2015

Accommodation and food are the responsibility of the participants. Various places to stay on and off campus are available at a reasonable cost.

London, Ontario

Located in the centre of southwestern Ontario, London is approximately two hours driving distance from Toronto and Detroit. The  London International Airport offers direct flights to Toronto, Newark, Chicago, Ottawa and Calgary, as well as many other connections to several Canadian destinations.

For details about the region visit:

Places to stay in London (2018 arrangements TBC - previous accomodations provided for reference only):

Brescia Conference Services

Tammy McBane 519-432-8353 ext. 28212

Discounted Rates:

1) Queen bed, and private washroom (Clare Hall Private Room) $65.00/night plus HST.

2) Two private bedrooms with shared washroom running between (Clare Hall Conjoined Room)
    $95.00/night plus HST.

To receive the discounted rate please complete the registration form found using the link above and indicate you would like to be contacted to arrange payment (use promo code “PercShop” when booking)

Guest House on the Mount:

(519) 641-8100

Current Rates Online:
Twin Bed, Shared Bath           $39.00
Twin Bed, Half Bath                $49.00
Queen Bed, Shared Bath       $59.00
Queen Bed, Half Bath             $69.00
Queen Bed, Full Bath             $89.00
2 Twin Beds, Half Bath            $69.00
2 Twin Beds, Full Bath            $89.00

Family Suites

3 Person, Half Bath                 $89.00
4 Person, Shared Bath           $99.00

Long term rates are available for guests staying one week or more. Please inquire.

Summer accomodations at Western:

Emily directly at 519-661-2111 x 81215 for any questions

Discounted Rate:

Single bedroom within a suite with 2 bedrooms - $55.00/bedroom/night +HST. (Bedrooms have 1 or 2 single beds) (select the single rate and use promo code "PercShop" under "Group" section)

Directions to Western:

from VIA Rail Station

from Greyhound Bus Station

from London International Airport

Contact Information

Dr. Jill Ball at or call (519) 661-2111 x80175