Kevin Nichols presented a clinic for the Illinois Music Educator's Association at the Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois. The hands-on clinic assisted educators in a gaining a better understanding of an essential component of the drum set. Subject matter included a brief historical/musical perspective, foot and hand technical development, musical roles, and sound production. In addition to Kevin's Jazz setup, there were four hi hats and stands provided for audience participation. Information on care and maintenance of instrument and hardware were offered as well.