Community Engagement Faculty: Percussion Instructor, Sullivan Middle School, Lowell
B.A. in Music Studies, UMass-Lowell
Derek Hayden is a New England-based percussionist who plays professionally in many different settings, ranging from rock, jazz, orchestral, and progressive. He has appeared with Concord Symphony, Cape Ann Symphony, Quincy Symphony, Melrose Symphony, and many chamber groups. He also plays drums and percussion in several local bands, including Krewe de Roux and Skunk Sessions. Aside from being a busy performer, Derek takes great pride in teaching music and percussion, from private lessons and small group ensembles to bucket drumming and world drumming groups.