Founded by: Michael LaRosa
(Musician, Drummer, Teacher and Award Winning Method Book Author)
For over 20 years Somers Music Publications has been committed to publishing music of the highest educational and artistic value. Specializing in all types of percussion music, from the beginning to the college level. Our music is ideal for use as recital repertoire or class and private instruction.
A number of our works were written by award winning composers and educators, each with many years of success and expertise in their field. Music published by Somers Music Publications has been performed successfully throughout United States and Europe. Our works have received excellent reviews from leading trade magazines in the field of percussion and music education.
Editor for Somers Music Publications is Michael LaRosa. Mr. LaRosa is an award winning educator, and author. He is the recipient of two Celebration of Excellence Awards from the Connecticut State Dept. of Education and the 1993 Teacher of the Year Award form the Ashford, Connecticut School System. He is a former faculty member of the Julius Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford, and the author of numerous works for percussion including, CONTEMPORARY DRUM METHOD. A graduate of Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford, he holds degrees in both Music Education and Music Performance. He studied percussion with Alexander Lepak, and vibraphone with Gary Burton. Mr. LaRosa has also been a successful workshop presenter in the field of percussion education, and is active as a performer.