Bill Cashdollar

Drummer / Percussionist + Educator / Performer

 

About Bill

While teaching keeps him fairly busy, Bill is also an active performer, with experience including several rock, jazz, and contemporary groups around the Columbus, Wheeling, and Pittsburgh areas. Bill also writes and arranges music for percussion ensembles and drumline, of varying styles and difficulty. He has also written a few articles for The Drum Circle Blog.

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.

Bill has also had the honor of directing the O.V.A.C. All-Star Drumline in 2017 and 2018.

Education / Experience

Graduating from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2006, Bill received his music degree, with a special focus on both Percussion and Music Composition. Bill studied percussion under professors Nathan Anders, Aaron Bishara, and Cory Cisler, while studying Composing / Arranging under professors Geri Rosser and Doug Neel.

Bill teaches private and group music and percussion classes at the Center of Music and Art, and is also the Drum & Percussion Instructor at Harrison Central High School in Cadiz, Ohio. Other teaching experience includes drumline instruction at Brooke High School, substitute music teaching at the School of Bright Promise, group and private percussion instruction at the Hilliard Community Music School, and directing the MVNU Percussion Ensemble.

Professional

Bill is a proud member of the Professional Drum Teachers Guild of America, as well as a member of The Percussive Arts Society, the U.S. Association of Rudimental Drummers, the Sabian Education Network, and the D'addario Education Collective. Bill is also recognized by the Music Teachers National Association and the National Tutoring Association.