Education

Sherrie is an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher with a wealth and depth of experience to share with everyone from beginners to professionals.

If you want your students, faculty, parents, administrators, staff and audiences to be excited and inspired about learning, playing, creating and experiencing music, invite Sherrie to your school or schedule a private lesson.

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Jazzucation Options

  • Guest Conducting
  • Guest Soloist
  • Jazz Festival Adjudication
  • Coaching Your Rhythm Section
  • Style, Groove & Feel
  • Improvisation
  • Drum Set Lessons
  • Sight-Reading
  • Genres & History
  • Composition & Arranging
  • Business & Career Options
  • Stage Presence, Practice & Protocol
  • Getting a Jazz Degree
  • Audience Talk-Backs and Q & A’s

Drumtastic Options

  • Technique
  • Time
  • Independence (Interdependence)
  • Stylistic Interpretation
  • Reading
  • Kicks, Fills & Set-Ups
  • Soloing
  • Playing vs. Practicing
  • Listening & Transcription
  • Learning Style & Practice Routine
  • Personal, Artistic & Professional Goals

From solo works to jazz combo, big band or any size percussion ensemble, Sherrie is ready to compose or arrange music for all of your school ensembles

“Sherrie Maricle is one of most engaging, inspirational, encouraging, direct, and positive with an educational flair clinician, that my students have had the opportunity to work with. Her ability to guide and encourage students to take risks and explore their own creativity, capacity, and determination to perform and improvise in the jazz arena more successfully is a fun and welcomed experience.”

Mike Carbone, Director of Jazz Studies, Binghamton University

“You were amazing! I cannot thank you enough. I think you are one of the most amazing jazz educators in the world. I am so humbled by your playing and appreciative of all the wonderful advice you imparted. I hope that we can make this happy again sometime!”

Chad Lenig, Band Director Fonda-Fultonville Central School District, New York

“Students in the 4A, Iowa All-State Jazz Band describes Sherrie Maricle as: Detailed, Exact, Passionate, Insightful, Knowledgeable and Demanded Excellence. These students met the standards Sherrie set and played their hearts out. Iowa LOVES Sherrie Maricle!” 

Mary Crandell, Jazz Educators of Iowa President

“Sherrie's work as conductor of the NYSSMA All-State Instrumental Jazz Ensemble was both memorable and notable as she effectively communicated to students with musical passion and sincere encouragement. She enthusiastically shares her knowledge and skills and more importantly challenges young players to attain an incredibly high level of performance.”

Daniel Fabricius, 2016 & 2017 New York State School Music Association All-State Instrumental Jazz Ensemble Chair

"Sherrie Maricle is an engaging and innovative musician and clinician. Her drum set workshop at the 2018 Connecticut Day of Percussion was a huge success, and she has a truly mesmerizing ability to reach musicians of all ages.  While Sherrie's masterful playing speaks for itself, her ability to connect and inspire my students in such a short time is something I'll always be grateful for.”

Mary Gardner, Percussion Coordinator at Westport Public Schools

"Sherrie is on my short list of musicians to hire regularly as a guest performer, conductor, and adjudicator.  She works well with students of all ability levels and has an infectious positive attitude.  Ask Sherrie to sit in with your band, and watch your students immediately take it to the next level!"

Steve Shanley, Assistant Professor of Music Education and Jazz Studies; Coe College

“Sherrie worked with high school musicians at a three-day jazz festival sponsored by our local community college. The culmination of this festival was a concert by Sherrie’s band, DIVA. Sherrie’s performance as a drummer was commanding, but equally impressive was her ability to get the most out [of] these young high school musicians. She is not only an accomplished musician, but also a gifted educator and role model.”

Scott A. Bell, Educator, Mason City, IA

Interested in financial assistance for your school's clinic?
Contact one of Sherrie's sponsors below!

Greg Crane, Yamaha Drums
gcrane@yamaha.com

Nick Petrella, Sabian Cymbals
nickp@sabian.com

Joe Testa, Vic Firth Drum Sticks
jtesta@vicfirth.com

Chris Brady, Aquarian Drum Heads
cb@aquariandrumheads.com

Jazz Education Network Grant
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