Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 73 - Amy Smith

Young Women’s Leadership Academy Music Teacher and Percussionist Amy Smith joins the show to talk about teaching and living in El Paso, TX (02:00), her experiences learning Music Therapy (14:30), her career with The Caixa Trio and their experiences being women in the percussion world (21:45), growing up all over the USA and Canada (36:15), going to Penn State to study with Dan Armstrong for undergrad (52:25), briefly studying with Cort McClaren before doing her master’s at UC-Boulder with Doug Walter (58:25), post-grad work and traveling to Ghana (01:03:20), teaching high school in TN and IN (01:11:40), and quickly making her way through the Random-Ass Questions (01:25:25).

Finishing with a brief snippet from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From a Birmingham Jail (01:32:05).


Amy Smith's Evans page

Caixa Trio

Andy Smith

Gabby Giffords doing Music Therapy

Cayenna Ponchione

Janis Potter

She-e Wu

Joe Paterno

Dan Armstrong

Thom Hasenpflug

Brett Jones

Cort McClaren

Doug Rosener

Doug Walter

Michael Burritt

Danny Frye

Laura Franklin

Pascal Younge

Bernard Woma

"Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson

Lean In - Sheryl Sandburg


Letter From a Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King, Jr.