Beetle Percussion now plants a tree in Colorado for every product you purchase. With each item purchased, one tree seedling will be planted in the beetle affected forests of Colorado to assist with restoration. We have teamed up with our partners at the Colorado State Forestry Service at CSU, and are excited to not only be able to remove harmful materials from the environment, but now also replace them with new life. In the aftermath of destructive wildfires, reforesting burned land helps protect water supplies, restores wildlife habitat and reduces flooding and erosion.
Our Latest Addition to the Beetle Artist Roster...
Jeff Hewitt (D.M.A.) is a freelancing percussion educator and performer in the Kansas City area. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor in Music Theory at Park University’s International Center for Music, the Percussion Instructor at Shawnee Mission East High School and Olathe South High School, a founding member of the Kansas City Percussion Group ensemble, and the Vice President of the Kansas Percussive Arts Society. In 2016, Dr. Hewitt served as the tour administrator, performer, and clinician of the World Percussion Group during their two-month university tour across the United States. Other recent performances include appearances at the 2015 & 2016 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, and various universities throughout the country. His current research focuses on the objective grading of four-mallet solo vibraphone literature, a project that has spawned an extensive database containing pieces organized by difficulty level. As a music educator, Hewitt has taught students at the collegiate, secondary, and elementary levels in Kansas, Missouri, and Arizona. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona, a Master of Music degree from the University of Missouri, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Kansas State University. Jeff is extremely proud to be a Vic Firth artist, a Beetle Percussion artist, and a member of the Black Swamp Percussion Educator Network.