About Swift Music Studio



Teaching Experience

1995 - present Instructor, Swift Music Studios

2003 - 2007 Adjunct Professor of Music, Elon University

1995-1997 Instructor, Applied Lessons UNCG

Performing Experience

2000 - present Percussionist, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra

1994 - present Percussionist

  1. Winston Salem Symphony

  2. Greensboro Symphony

  3. Piedmont Wind Symphony

  4. Winston Salem Theater Alliance

  5. Winston Salem Little Theater

  6. Salisbury Players

  7. Community Theater of Greensboro

  8. High Point Community Theater

2001 -2009 Instructor and Percussionist, Jamestown Pipes & Drums

2000-2004 Drummer, Lab Ratz

1992-1994 Busch Gardens Entertainment

1991 - Drum Corps International

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Amanda has been performing and teaching private lessons in the triad area for over 18 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Masters in Percussion Performance from the UNCG School of Music.

In addition to private lessons for ages K-12, Ms. Swift has taught at the college level at UNCG and Elon University. She has taught private lessons for the UNCG Summer Music Camps and works with many area high school drum lines.

Amanda is currently a member of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and performs for many area theater groups as well as other performing organizations. She is also a member of the bands LOW KEY and SHOOT TO THRILL, an all female AC/DC tribute band. Amanda spent 3 years performing for Busch Gardens Williamsburg Entertainment and 8 years playing Scottish snare for the Jamestown Pipes and Drums competitive pipes band. She performed and recorded with The Lab Ratz, a local original rock band before leaving to start a family.

As the winner of the UNCG concerto competition, she has performed as a marimba soloist with area orchestras and for the North Carolina Day of Percussion as well as PASIC International Conventions.

When she is not performing, she enjoys spending time with her son Aidan, and puppy Koda. She also dedicates her time to working on her latest business venture, ...XYZ Beverage.

Amanda Swift

Private Lessons

Swift Music Studio is located in her home in Greensboro. Amanda uses a total percussion philosophy where all students learn to play each area of the percussion section (snare drum, mallets, timpani, drum set). Each student will learn proper technique on each instrument and be able to read music.

Lessons are 30 minutes and are scheduled Monday through Wednesday.


Whether you are looking for a marimba soloist or a versatile percussionist in your pit, Amanda has years of experience performing everything from orchestral literature to broadway, from scottish reels to classic rock. Feel free to contact for more information on how a percussionist can compliment your next performance.