Bill Cashdollar

Drummer / Percussionist + Educator / Performer

Personal

Bill was born and raised in the Ohio Valley, and has been teaching music in the valley since 2006. Outside of music, Bill enjoys outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, biking, and camping. He also enjoys historic trains, reading, and studying various forms of math and science, including physics and astronomy.

Education

Bill is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, with a degree focusing on both Music Composition and Percussion. He has also taken several additional courses, through various schools, including The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The University of Melbourne.

Experience

Bill is currently the Drum & Percussion Instructor at the Center of Music and Art in WIntersville, Oh, and the Drumline & Percussion Instructor at Harrison Central High School in Cadiz, Oh. Other teaching experience includes Brooke High School, The School of Bright Promise, The Hilliard Community Music School, and Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Bill has also served as the music director for both the Newell-Glendale Nazarene Church and the Follansbee First Church of the Nazarene.


Bill is also proud to have had the privilege of instructing the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star Drumline in both 2017 and 2018, and is honored to be directing the 2018 Fort Steuben Nutcracker Village Drumline.

Bill is also the founder of the Ohio Valley Community Drum Circle.

Bill had the opportunity to coordinate the Center of Music and Art's 2014 Drum & Percussion Festival, as well as the Center's Extra Beat Percussion Clinic series, a series of percussion clinics that started running in 2011, with special guests including Jazz Master Alex Peck, Steel drum builder and performer Shelly Irvine, director of the Pittsburgh Steeline Vince Wallace, The Wet Darlings very own Aaron Bishara, Capital University's Nathan Anders, and former CMA students Jake Marker and Eric Holskey.

Performance

Bill has remained an active performer around the Ohio Valley and the greater Pittsburgh area. Along with a variety of freelance gigs and special events, he has worked with several popular local artists, including The Original Fantasy's, Legends, Verdict, Xtremely Loaded, AngeLight, and In Crimson.

Sticking Matters

Bill has created the Sticking Matters © method of teaching, which is unlike most other drumming methods in that it teaches rhythm, counting language, and proper sticking patterns in a combined manner, useful for using each component to reinforce the others. He has also currently publishing a series of books under the same title, including Sticking Matters: Snare Drum ©, Sticking Matters: Drum Grooves ©, and  Sticking Matters: Drum Fills ©. These books will be released throughout 2019, available at Lulu.com and The Center of Music and Art.