You will be able to learn basic techiques of various percussion instruments of your choice (including cajón, bongo, conga, guiro, clave, maraca and other hand percission instruments). In a practical way, I will walk you through the ins and outs of Cuban percussion rhythms, as well as how percussion is used in contemporary/popular music such as soul, funk, RnB and jazz. The workshop lasts for 120 mins, and includes a mini performance at the end of the new techniques learned. I live right across from Bondi Beach, so we will take the instruments to the beach park with fabulous ocean views or play on our roof deck with fabulous ocean views, which makes for some great photos and videos! Be prepared to feel energised, inspired and excited after the workshop!
Rinske And Juan Carlos
Hi, I'm Juan Carlos! I've played and taught percussion across 5 continents over the past 30+ years. I'm originally from Cuba and am a Master of Music from the Conservatorium of Havana. I make any newcomers, whatever their age is, comfortable with learning new rhythms and instruments. I love the beach, so we will take the instruments across the road to Bondi Beach park or play on our roof deck with fabulous ocean views. I donate 10% of all workshop income to 'Playing for Change', a global initiative to provide music education to children in disadvantaged regions.
Percussion instruments (incl cajóns, bongos, congas, guiro, clave, maracas and other hand percussion instruments)
We will conduct the workshop in the park in front of Bondi Beach, or on our roof deck with amazing ocean views.
Come as you are, no need to bring any specific clothing or equipment - nor have any percussion or music experience. This experience is weather dependent.
Fun percussion workshop at Bondi Beach