Valencia, Calif.-based drum company Remo Inc. recently endorsed Rogue Community College percussion instructor Bryan Jeffs as an educational artist.

Valencia, Calif.-based drum company Remo Inc. recently endorsed Rogue Community College percussion instructor Bryan Jeffs as an educational artist.

Jeffs said the endorsement will advance the RCC Hand Drum Ensemble, which he heads.

"One of the best benefits is that I can purchase instruments at a deep discount," Jeffs said in a news release. "To get two instruments for the price of one helps a lot."

Jeffs, who has a bachelor's degree in music performance and education from Southern Oregon University and a masters in percussion performance at California State University, added the designation will help promote RCC music programs. He will teach the Hand Ensemble Class 5 to 7:50 p.m. Thursdays at the RCC Riverside Campus during the summer term.