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  Percussion instruction, performing and recording by Derrick Raiter
I have been playing and teaching percussion for over 25 years. In addition to teaching private and group lessons, I also perform and record with several local artists.

I have a Bachelors of Music from St. Cloud University and have extensive experience with a wide variety of instruments in many different musical styles.  I am on the Vic Firth Education Team, a Sabian Local Artist, and a member of The Professional Drum Teachers Guild and the Percussive Arts Society.

About Me

Teaching Experience

Private Instruction
Private percussion lessons with hundreds of students of all ages, with many going on to receive college scholarships in music, play in Drum Corps and perform professionally, 

Group Instruction
Group lessons, master classes and bucket drumming groups at schools including: Breck School, Eden Prairie Central Middle School, Minnesota Drumset Camps, Southwest High School, Hale Elementary School, Patrick Henry High School, St. Paul Conservatory of Music, College Prep Elementary and Minnetonka High School. 

School Groups
Drumlines, marching bands and band camps at schools including: Eden Prairie High School and Middle School, Patrick Henry High School, St. Cloud All-City High School, Becker High School, Blaine High School, Henry Sibley High School, Paynesville High School, Litchfield High School and Sartell High School.


Bachelor of Music with Honors
St. Cloud State University

​Continuing eduction through various lessons, clinics and workshops

Performance Experience

Whiskey Plates
​Friend or Foe
Dennis Warner
T.M.I. Jazz Quartet
Conundrum Drum Duet
Geoff Elvee
Fade 2 Shade​
Work in Progress
The​ Diamonds
Johnny Clueless
Minnesota Brass Inc.
Colts Drum and Bugle Corps
St. Cloud Symphonic Orchestra​
Rochester Symphony
Rejoice! Worship Band
St. Luke's Worship Band
Newman Center
St. Mary's Cathedral
St. Cloud University


Dennis Warner
Beep Beep
Live: Volume 2
Live: Volume 1
Journey of the Soul
My World
A Perfect Morning
Josh Yeoh
Is Anyone Out There

Fade 2 Shade
Time Will Tell

Fyder and Everhart
Goin' Up North