Since 1968, Frank Epstein has been a percussionist with the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra. Retired from the orchestra after a 43 year tenure Frank was a member of the Tanglewood Music Center faculty, as well as the Chairman of the Percussion and Brass departments at the New England Conservatory. As one of the founders of the Collage New Music Ensemble, he served as their musical director for over 25 years, and has recently authored the book Cymbalisms, a complete guide for the Orchestral Cymbal Player.

Frank Epstein is a multi faceted musician and is proud to introduce a full line of percussion instruments. From handle-mounted castanets to playing machines, suspended cymbal hooks, castanet carrying cases, music, literature, and more, Frank Epstein Percussion is the preferred choice of orchestral percussionists throughout the world. Known for his innovation and attention to detail, Frank Epstein Percussion products are both unique and finely-crafted extending ones musical performance to the highest levels.



Boston Symphony

London Symphony

New York Philharmonic

Berklee College of Music

Juilliard School of Music

New England Conservatory





Your castanets are the finest...a step forward in the percussion field.
— Brad Spinney, author of Encyclopedia of Percussion Instruments and Drumming

Why Frank Epstein

There is a reason why Frank Epstein Percussion is the choice of the world’s finest percussionists, orchestras, and educational institutions. As a retired percussionist with the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra, former member of the Tanglewood Music Center, and former chairman of the Brass and Percussion departments at the New England Conservatory, Frank Epstein knows what it takes to create the finest percussion and drumming instruments.

Made with the finest materials and workmanship, Frank Epstein’s variety of percussion & drumming instruments are designed to provide you with the highest performance and the best sound.

Frank Epstein Percussion is built on over 40 years of experience. When you purchase from Frank Epstein percussion, you can trust that you’re purchasing the finest instruments and accessories available.