Arnold F. Riedhammer is a German-American musician, composer and arranger. He is solo percussionist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the group “BLECHSCHADEN”. As the son of German-American parents, he received percussion lessons at the age of 8. In 1958 the family returned to Germany.
From 1966 – 1970 he studied at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich and graduated in 1970 with distinction from the City of Munich. From 1970 – 1971 he was solo timpanist of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, from 1971 – 1974 solo timpanist of the Beethovenhalle Orchestra Bonn. From 1974 solo percussionist and timpanist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and professor at the Musikhochschule Munich. Numerous students of his percussion class won jobs in Europe and Japan during auditions.
For many decades, the author taught percussion at the Richard Strauss Conservatory and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. Many of his students became successful professional percussionists. In the course of time colleagues have asked him to write a small drum school with his teaching methods. His students also asked him for advice on how to practice. So he started writing them down to help his students practice.
So here is this “Something Different Technical Snare Drum School” and the students claim that this collection is really fun to practice with.