About the Author

Mr. Greybourne was reared in a home that was always filled with music. His mother was an accomplished pianist and vocalist and his father sparked his interest in percussion instruments at an early age by taking him to the local community band rehearsals. Although a sempiternal student of the piano, he excelled in his study of percussion instruments throughout high school, where he earned recognitions by repeatedly winning first chair positions in the local All-State Bands. Mr. Greybourne holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Bridgewater College and a Master in Business Administration from Regis University. His musical education included extensive participation in choral and instrumental performance and a summer session at the prestigious Interlochen Festival for the Arts. While serving in the military Mr. Greybourne received the honor of playing with the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, stationed in Washington, D.C. Although his professional career has taken him away from musical performance he has had extensive experience teaching private music lessons. The explanations and exercises presented in this book are representative of the teaching approach he has developed over the years to aid his students. They are presented here with the sincere hope that they might prove to be useful to your understanding of musical rhythms.