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The Percussion Pedagogy Podcast
was created to provide up-to-date pedagogical information for all experience levels.

While the majority of the information is centered on percussion pedagogy specifically, we believe that because of the diverse roster of interviewees as well as the overall scope of topics and questions we present, this podcast is a perfect resource for those looking to improve themselves as educators and performers.

Our interview roster is specifically designed to be diverse in not only careers and specializations but also in race and gender.


We are excited that you have decided to tune-in and we hope you enjoy the show!

Meet The PPP Crew

Dr. Tommy Dobbs

Dr. Tommy Dobbs is the host, creator, and editor of The Percussion Pedagogy Podcast.

He is the Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, the owner of the audio/video company- TDobbs Production, serves on on the board of several 501c3 Non-Profit organizations (The Oklahoma Modern Music Collective, The Great Plains International Marimba Competition, and Shane Bailey Memorial Music Foundation), and is a proud committee member for the Percussive Arts Society's University Pedagogy Committee.

Outside of music, he loves spending time with his girlfriend, Jessica Holt, and their two lovely yorkies, Dexter and Henry (who also approve every episode of the podcast). You can find him at a local coffee shop (Fort Smith Coffee Co. or Onyx Coffee Co.) or a local brewery (Core). 


Ryan Robinson

All the music you hear is created by my good friend, Ryan Robinson.


I have known Ryan for many years and we actually perform a lot together as part of the The Great Plains Percussion Group.


Ryan is an exceptional percussionist, a fabulous composer, and a great friend. I love collaborating with him and if you like what you hear on the show, reach out to him at

Janell Anne

Janell Anne is a wonderful artist and a naturally creative person.


I met her while she was a student at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and instantly became aware that she had a lot of talent as an artist.


When I was thinking of someone to create our logo and design various pieces for the show, I couldn’t think of anyone else.


If you are looking for someone to bring a fresh, exciting presence to your projects, you HAVE TO reach out to Janell at

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We will get back with you ASAP!

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