The Creative Child Could Be Any Child

By Warren Benson

Music Educators Journal, April 1973

used with permission of NAfME (formerly MENC)


(download pdf, 3 pages)



Some Observations on Teaching Orchestration

By Warren Benson


(download pdf, 8 pages)


Of Note


As a composer, writer and educator, Warren Benson was dedicated to creativity and craft, to a student-centered educational philosophy and to fostering new methods of teaching.


Along with the publication of Benson’s The Drum Tutor on this website (List of Works – Books), additional articles and materials of interest are offered here on a rotating basis from the Warren Benson Archive and other sources.



A Discussion with

Warren Benson

The Leaves are Falling

By Donald Hunsberger

CBDNA Journal 1, spring 1984

used with permission of CBDNA


(download pdf, 11 pages)

“We must try to remember that the effort at hand… no matter in what form, represents an extension of the most intimate personality of its creator.“


Warren Benson

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