Andrew Barlow is a multi-faceted percussionist with over 15 years of teaching, composing and performance experience. He has been invited to perform on 3 continents, performed in Japan, South Korea, Canada, and all 48 continental states. Andrew has composed and arranged for over 70 scholastic ensembles and independent ensembles across North America.

His areas of focus include, but are not limited to marching percussion, concert percussion, world percussion, drum set, musical theatre, orchestral music, studio recording, composing and management/administration.

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Intermediate Snare Drum Fundamentals Commission

In this ZILDJIAN WORKOUT episode, Andrew Barlow takes you through a flam exercise that not only warms up the hands, works on flam quality with single handed flams, flam taps, swiss army triplets and flam threes, but encourages a relaxed flow and approach to the drum. A great exercise to start your practice session while…

Zildjian Artist Page is Now Live!

I am grateful to have sponsors that support my career. Zildjian has been a constant in my career since 2004 and I am honored to showcase their beautiful cymbals as I perform internationally. In 2019 I was added to the artist roster and recently I have been blessed with an artist page on their website.…

Op. 14 by Johanna Beyer

During the Fall semester, Andrew prepared the 2020 PAS International Percussion Ensemble Winners for a one of a kind recording. Johanna Beyer is the first known female composer of the percussion ensemble. Her works deal heavily with 20th century music and was forgotten until the 1980’s. Thanks to Frog Peak Music, much of Johanna’s music…

“Without the mentality that Andrew Barlow instilled in me when he was my instructor, I wouldn’t have come as far as I have in such a short amount of time, and I wouldn’t be the person I am today.”

– Specialist Kevin J. Pope of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade


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