Gert Bomhof was born in 1955 in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands). He was introduced to percussion at a young age, and he played as an amateur musician in various wind bands. After his secondary school education, he began his studies at the Conservatory of Arnhem, which resulted in a percussion diploma in 1978. The following year he also obtained his conductor’s certificate for wind and fanfare band. Meanwhile, the conservatory appointed Bomhof as a percussion teacher, a position he has held for 25 years. Since 1980, he has taught at the music school of Barneveld, and he is active as a freelance percussionist and conductor of wind and fanfare bands. In the period 1978-1998 he worked for various radio orchestras of the NOS/NOB (the Netherlands Broadcasting Authority) as a freelance percussionist. In addition to his function as a ‘consultant repertoire & projects wind music’ with the Music Group of The Netherlands (MGN), he regularly works as a second examiner for the Inspection Musical Training. He is also active as a jury member at championships for soloists and ensembles. As a composer, Gert Bomhof has become known for his many educational percussion books and solo albums. Since 1997, he has been editor of the De Haske Percussion Series.
This book underlines the snare drum's expressive possibilities and enhances the whole music experience. The book contains ten original and contrasting pieces for snare drum and piano, in various time signatures and increasing levels of difficulty. On the CD you will find a demo track as well as a play-along version of each piece.