The Fresh Approach series by Mark Wessels provides students and teachers well organized, easy to understand instruction for percussionists, drawing from Wessel's numerous years of experience in some of the best beginning percussion programs in the country.
A Fresh Approach to the Snare Drum provides snare drummers with a great method book, covering everything that a beginner needs, including grip, stroke, set up, tuning, and more! Lessons proceed in a logical progression of skills, with lots of supplemental exercises and material to work on skills. A CD provides play-along tracks to work on techniques and exercises with in a fun and entertaining way, and a DVD features video demonstrations for those who need to see to understand! This is a great choice for beginner snare students, providing tons of information and resources to improve!