Percussionist Andrew Reamer joined the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1989. He earned both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied with Alan Abel. Mr. Reamer played percussion with the Philadelphia Orchestra for six years before joining the PSO. He is on the faculty of Duquesne University where he is head of the Percussion Department. His interest in woodworking and making fine percussion instruments stems from his first drum teacher, his father, and he currently makes highly sought after custom drums and sticks. Andy has recently released an etude book for marimba players—Reamer’s Elixirs: Two-Mallet Fixers for the Perspicacious Percussionist.

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