BOOK: “The Art of Timpani Mallet-Making”

“…One of the most important books written for our discipline.”

Timothy Adams, Jr.

University of Georgia, Pittsburgh Symphony

The Art of Timpani Mallet-Making by Amy Stubbs


“Finally a truly complete guide to designing & constructing timpani mallets...”

Duncan Patton

Metropolitan Opera

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Components (handles, cores)
Covering (7+ styles)
Maintenance & Upkeep


1000+ Photos & Illustrations

180 Full Color Pages

Lay-Flat Spiral Binding

Thoughtful Page Turns

Step-by-Step Instructions

 Chapter on Bass Drum Mallets




Detailed & Illustrated

Step-By-Step Instructions.


EVERY Step of the Process. 

For ANY Experience Level.

“Ms. Stubbs’ step-by-step instructions are wonderfully clear…

…(the) photos are breath-taking…”

Matthew Bassett

Buffalo Philharmonic

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“…A valuable resource for students & professionals for years to come.”

Jeff Luft

Luft Mallets, Dayton Philharmonic

Recover, repair, customize, or make your own timpani mallets! With 20+ years of timpani mallet making and covering skill, Amy Stubbs shares her expertise in The Art of Timpani Mallet-Making. Every aspect of timpani mallet performance, construction, and maintenance is addressed. Whether a beginner or seasoned pro, more than 1000 full-color photos and diagrams with detailed step-by-step instruction guide the reader through every step of the process. Designed for easy use, spiral binding and thoughtful page turns keep your hands where they need to be. The Art of Timpani Mallet-Making is THE ultimate owner’s manual for anyone who owns timpani mallets! 

“…A must for every percussion library.”

Patsy Dash

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Available in print. eBook edition pending.

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The Art of Timpani Mallet-Making by Amy Stubbs



Published: January 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0-9860301-0-9

ISBN-10: 0-9860301-0-4

LCCN: 2012920897

Amy Stubbs, author

Nader Shaikh, photographer


Size: 12″ x 9″  (30.5 cm x 22.8 cm)

Weight: 1lb 9oz (714g)

180 Pages

Soft Cover

Spiral Binding

Printed in USA



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