Zildjian Artists She-e Wu and Valerie Naranjo held clinics at the Oklahoma Percussion Festival March 27th and 28th 2009.
She-e Wu presented an exciting clinic on the essential elements of marimba techniques. Afterwards, she addressed music in a broad sense, analyzing and dialoging with audience members about musical decision-making paradigms. She-e took questions from the audience at the conclusion of the clinic.
Valerie spent much of the time during both of her invigorating clinics to demonstrating West African Instruments. She was able to involve many clinic attendees by asking them to come up and play with her. She demonstrated many different African patterns, as well as described the cultural implications of the music she was performing.