Maitland, Gillian There are 6 products.

Gillian began studying percussion at the age of twelve. She moved to St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh to concentrate her high school education towards music at the age of 16, which is where she found her true love of marimba. While at St Mary's, she had the opportunity to study many different aspects of music including classical, jazz, contemporary, and composition. In 2005, Gillian went on to study percussion at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music with Ney Rosauro as head of percussion, after being awarded an £80,000 grant from Donald Dewar Arts Awards towards her tuition. Being surrounded by Brazilian and Latin music whilst in Miami is reflected in the styling of some of her compositions. Whilst Gillian's career is mostly performance based, she is also an avid composer. Most of her compositions are for marimba solo and percussion ensemble, including instruments like trash percussion. Her tuned percussion compositions look into different techniques that help develop the performer's mallet capabilities and independence, whilst being rewarding to add to the performers repertoire. One of Gillian's specialities is the six-mallet technique. Over the last year, she has been looking at the different techniques currently used, and is working on developing them in order to make the mallets more independent, and therefore more accessible to the tuned percussionist. She is currently working on compositions that will reflect this in order to get more percussionists to approach six mallet successfully. Gillian gives master-classes for student composers to introduce them to what the capabilities are with percussion, and also trash alternatives.

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