Bill Cashdollar

Drummer / Percussionist + Educator / Performer


About Bill

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.

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 is also proud to have had the privilege of instructing the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star Drumline in both 2017 and 2018.

Education / Experience

Bill is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, with a degree focusing on both Percussion and Music Composition

He is also a proud member of several professional organizations, including the U.S. Association of Rudimental Drummers, The Professional Drum Teachers Guild of America, and the Percussive Arts Society.

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 Brooke High School, The School of Bright Promise, The Hilliard Community Music School, and Mount Vernon Nazarene University

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 one process rather than three 

In addition to teaching, Bill is also an active composer and arranger, creating pieces for various ensembles, and remains a busy performer throughout the Ohio Valley.