a person who is well rounded in playing various percussion instruments that include: Marimba, timpani, cymbals, snare, bass drum, Piano, synthesizer, bell tree, chimes, tom toms, tenors, gong, slap stick, maracas, etc. They should be skilled in all of these, for example: being able to play an awsome snare duet while running back to your vibes to play a 4 mallet solo. They also have to be able to read music, wether in bass or treble cleff.
Ana: So you're a drummer?
Mike: No! I'm a percussionist.