Percussion is the name given to a huge and broad família of instruments, in fact the broadest of all. In this family, the instruments may produce either a pitched or unpitched sound. They are grouped as idiophones (such as the xylophone or the orchestra bells), membranophones (such as the timpani or the snare drum), chordophones (such as the piano or the berimbau) and aerophones (such as the whistle). This grouping is made according to the elements of each instrument used to produce their sound.
At the percussion discipline you will learn the techniques according to each instrument and different music styles, reading rhythm music sheets and using either your hands as drumstick and brushes, among other accessories.