LIQUIDRUM is a new kind of percussion company. We’re interested in engaging the larger community with ideas and trends in performance, pedagogy, and percussion lifestyle. In essence, we’re an outpost for contemporary percussion culture.
We began this journey back in August of 2015. First, there was an idea for the accessories book. Then we started sharing some thoughts here and there via our social media outlets. Nothing groundbreaking — just some pedagogical insights, performance hints, and maybe a pic or two of some 10-mallet marimba playing. And then we got a nice video camera, hit record, and things suddenly changed. Our first offering was a nine-minute video treatise on how to get ready to play the triangle. There were no satirical leanings, no caricatures, and no intended parody. But in the process a light bulb went off. We realized we had some ideas about how to present pedagogically sound information in a slightly different way. So one video became two and two became four. And pretty soon we had an extensive video library focused on percussion pedagogy, performance, and community — most laced with a hint of satire and humor.
Which brings us to now. Our aim is to continue spreading big ideas through drums, percussion, and music in general, whether through books, blogs, videos, or performances. We invite you to stop by, hang out awhile, and share in the joy of percussion with us.
Todd Meehan, Liquidrum Founder
Hi, I'm Todd! In addition to running the juggernaut of a percussion company Liquidrum, I serve as Professor of Percussion and Division Director of Instrumental Studies at Baylor University. I've been teaching at the university level for nearly 20 years, mentoring young percussionists, and helping musicians identify and grab hold of their dreams. As a performer, I've run all over the world playing with good friends and colleagues in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. I was a founding member of So Percussion and the Meehan/ Perkins Duo which has resulted in a slight obsession with percussion chamber music. I love orchestral playing and have had a range of experiences therein, including performances with the Waco, Austin, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, as well as a couple of formative years as a student at the Pacific Music Festival and the International Festival-Institute at Round Top where I now get to teach each summer. More than anything, I love hanging out with my wife and kids, dreaming about travel, and scheming new ways to make the classical music industry a better place to exist.