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Re: All beginner percussion ADHD....
You didn't mention if this was a percussion-only class or if they were mixed with others. I have addressed problems in the percussion section (and others) by moving them to the front of the room. You can make it work, even with percussion. I call it proximity control. You can help the students control themselves by putting them in closer proximity to you, the teacher.
Also, first things first is absolutely right. Teach your expectations before you get into the content. If the students cannot manage their behavior satisfactorily, they won't be able to manage the content.