Idaho Percussion Academy

Idaho Percussion Academy (IPA) is Idaho's premier percussion studio, dedicated to providing top-notch comprehensive instruction in percussion instruments.

Idaho Percussion Academy (IPA) is Idaho's premier percussion studio. Led by Vincent Rhinehart, IPA is dedicated to providing top-notch comprehensive music lessons. We offer private lessons for all percussion instruments - for those who want to casually learn an instrument, or those who have long-term goals for their music career.

We offer:

Private lessons

Virtual music lessons

Audition coaching

Music theory

Group lessons

Operating as usual


These kids KILLED it last night in their concert. It was such an honor to share the stage with them.


SO excited to announce that I and IPA have officially become an endorsed educator by !

VF sticks and mallets have always been my top choices and I am very excited to begin fostering this professional relationship 😁🔥🥁


IPA would like to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for our Treasure Valley community.


Did you know that IPA also offers virtual lessons? This is a great resource for students who aren’t able to get to our location in Meridian. Book your lessons today to begin taking your playing to the next level!


Another reason to fund the arts!


IPA alum Gabe Hansen throwing it down with the SO proud of this guy and how far his hard work has taken him!


This is one of IPA’s newest students! She has spent the last couple months at getting ready for the National USN Sea Cadets Band with the ! She has been working so hard on a ton of different pieces and we know she is going to excel when she goes to DC next month. Best of luck in this endeavor!


Congratulations to IPA student DJ on a successful BSU Chamber Music Camp this past week! DJ was voted the “Most Outstanding Percussionist” at this years camp! Keep up the great work DJ!

Boise State University Department of Music


Fun fact of the day!


This is Matthew playing a beat from “The Drumset Musician” book. Matthew always has the best attitude and work ethic when he comes into lessons. Summer lessons available for all skill levels! Sign up today!


Last lesson EVER with this guy. Gabe has far exceeded my expectations with percussion. He’s been contracted to march with the playing snare drum. This guy works harder than any other high school student I’ve met. Best of luck in all your endeavors Gabe! Keep up the hard work and you will go far!

Chamber Music Camp 05/25/2022

Chamber Music Camp

This is a great opportunity for all 7-12 grade musicians! I also have the honor of teaching there this year 😎

Chamber Music Camp

Photos from Idaho Percussion Academy's post 05/18/2022

HUGE congratulations to these two IPA students!! 1) Kerrington has learned all 12 of her major scales AS A SIXTH GRADER. 2) Calleigh recently auditioned and was awarded a spot with her middle school’s honor band! Both of these students work so hard and their hard work has paid off. Idaho Percussion Academy is accepting new students for the summer! There is limited capacity so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra 04/27/2022

Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

STUDENTS! Go fill out an application! Such a great group led by the incredible Jen Drake!

Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra With more than 175 members and a full performance schedule, the Boise Phil Youth Orchestra is a joy to hear and to be a part of. Musicians receive professional ensemble training and coaching by the Boise Phil principal players. SEE THE NEXT YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT ON MAY 14! Boise Philharmonic Youth...


Shout out to IPA student Sophia on being selected to be in her middle school’s honor band! Sophia is such a hard worker and a joy to work with!


HUGE shoutout to IPA student Gabe who recently earned a contract on snare drum with the !!! We are all so proud of you Gabe! If you or anyone you know is interested in taking percussion lessons please DM us!

Photos from Idaho Percussion Academy's post 03/10/2022

Huge congrats to IPA students Kenna and Daxton who just completed all of their major scales! These two have worked so hard to learn all 12 of them and it’s paid off!

Photos from Idaho Percussion Academy's post 03/09/2022

Happy to all of the amazing women and girls out there! IPA is so privileged to have NUMEROUS young women as students.

Photos from Idaho Percussion Academy's post 03/03/2022

Congratulations to all of the IPA students who participated in District III solo and ensemble festival! It is an honor and a privilege to work with all of you! (Repost as some of the pictures were cut off).


4-Mallet Marimba Grips (Part 1) with Christopher Wilson for PAS Classroom

Some great info about 4 mallet marimba grip!


Congratulations to IPA student Gabe who earned a snare callback at the audition this past weekend! Keep up the great work Gabe!

If you or someone you know is interested in auditioning for drum corps message us today! We have plenty of more lesson spots available!


Today we had a bit of a combined lesson with Cade and Robert! These two are progressing so quickly! Lesson spots are available and make an EXCELLENT holiday gift. 🎅🏻

Photos from Idaho Percussion Academy's post 09/23/2021

We love meeting new students! Please welcome Carter, Robert, and Shianna to the IPA studio. We are stoked to be working with you all!


A little over a week ago, IPA had the awesome opportunity of offering a Latin Percussion clinic at Sage International School in Boise, ID. We had a blast teaching these students about all the instruments and rhythms associated with Latin Percussion. Thanks for having us out Sage International School of Boise


Are a thing? Take a look at IPA member Troy maxing out his Legato strokes! Keep up the great work Troy!

Photos from Idaho Percussion Academy's post 09/13/2021

Please help us welcome some of our newest students! Daxton, Adam, and Michelle all recently joined IPA to progress their percussion skills. Lesson spots are filling up fast! Reserve yours today!


We believe that music education is SO important and that everyone should be given the opportunity to learn music. Give us a call today to learn more!


Ethan 8/25/21

We took a small hiatus from social media due to the amount of work this summer has brought. The studio has doubled in size and IPA has been a part of 4 different band camps and numerous performances this summer! To celebrate a successful summer, this is Ethan rocking out while adding some 16th notes to his grooves. There are still private lesson spots available! Book yours today!


Who needs dynamics when you play the coolest instrument?!


Maddox and Micah have been studying at IPA for a few months now but today was their FIRST in-person lesson! They both are very hard workers and are progressing very quickly on drum set. We are so excited to continue working with these two in-person.

We still have lesson spots available for all ages and skill levels! Reserve your lesson time today!


🚨🚨New student alert! 🚨🚨
This is our newest student Ethan! He has been involved in his school’s band program for the past couple years and is interested in learning more concert percussion BUT is especially interested in rock and metal drumming🤘🏽Some of his favorite bands include Metallica, AC/DC, and Led Zeppelin. We are SO excited to be working with you Ethan!


We’re having a blast teaching lessons! This is Levi’s first year playing percussion and the amount of progress he has made is HUGE. We are open for summer, in-person lessons! All ages and skill levels are welcome! We would love to work with you! Message us for details or email us at [email protected]

Photos from Idaho Percussion Academy's post 06/01/2021

IPA would love to welcome our newest student, Cade! Cade is in 4th grade and is interested in rudimental drumming and drum set. Welcome Cade! We are SO excited to be working with you!


Idaho Percussion Academy would like to thank those who have served and their family members on this Memorial Day. Our great nation is forever indebted to you.


We are THRILLED to now be offering in-person lessons Monday-Friday! Whether you're a beginner who wants to learn the basics, a long-time percussionist who would like to hone their skills, or somewhere in between, this is the place for you. Our experience includes: classical/orchestral percussion, solo percussion, rudimental (drum line) percussion, drum set (rock, jazz, hip-hop, metal, Latin), hand percussion, and much more.

Our instructor, Vincent, just completed his Masters degree in Percussion Performance and is looking forward to helping others reach their goals. In addition to this, Vincent has spent countless hours scouring through hundreds of resources in order to offer the best instruction possible for ALL students. Spots are filling up and are open to students of all ages and skill levels within the Treasure Valley!




Percussionists! This is a great opportunity with a great organization! Go sign up now!

BPYO audition sign ups due MONDAY!

ESU Percussion Ensemble 04/26/2021

ESU Percussion Ensemble

Vincent will be performing in a free live-streamed percussion ensemble concert tonight! We hope you are able to watch and enjoy 😁

ESU Percussion Ensemble The ESU Percussion Ensemble


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