Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 115 - Adam Hopper

Creator and Owner of Online Percussion Literature Store and Director of Percussion at Southwestern High School in Kentucky Adam Hopper talks about his current percussion teaching, performing and writing responsibilities (05:20), The BeatBachs Model (27:10), growing up in Kentucky and beating cancer as a child (42:15), going to Campbellsville University (KY) for undergrad (59:05), getting started in teaching and his master’s degree (01:11:00), and settles in for the Random Ass Questions (01:30:25).

Finishing with a Rave on Pete’s Percussion Podcast Guests and Fans (01:51:55).


Adam Hopper’s website

Adam Hopper’s C. Alan page

Somerset Big Band


Row-loff Productions

“Spur” - Ivan Trevino

“Buttonwood” - Evan Chapman

Eric Willie

Joshua Smith

Brandon Arvay

Travis Parker

Chad Floyd

Nicholas Fields

Matt Moore

“Blade” - Benjamin Finley

“Footpath” - Dave Samuels

“Sweet Little Jesus Boy” - arr. Adam Hopper

“Monkey Chant” - Glenn Kotche

“Meditation No. 2” - Casey Cangelosi

Hired Gun trailer

Lalo Davila

Jason Koontz

“Living on a Prayer” - Bon Jovi

Oceans Eleven trailer

Ocean’s 8 trailer

Dreamcatcher trailer

Snowpiercer trailer

Predator trailer

“They Don’t Really Care About Us” - Michael Jackson

Christian Laettner’s Shot against Kentucky, 1992

“Serenity Now!!”

1996 University of Kentucky Basketball

“Jersey” - Mark Guiliana

Janek Gwizdala