Workshops

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Total Rhythm™ Workshops

All Workshops take place at the Total Rhythm Studio unless otherwise noted


These workshops give the drumming community an opportunity to try new styles and instructors they might not have been exposed to before. They are lots of fun and a great way to meet new people too!
-Shannon Hastings

CONGA DRUM FUNDAMENTALS
with Robert “Bobby” Wallace

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Learn the basics of Conga drumming: How to hold the drum, how to create the basic notes, and how to express yourself on the instrument. We will work with seminal rhythms from Cuba and Brazil.
All drums provided. First-timers welcome!

Date and Time:
Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 11am-1pm

Payment: $35/30 advanced

We accept debit cards, credit cards, bank payments and PayPal or pay by check

Students can take BOTH Robert’s and Ben’s workshops (Congas/Djembe) on Sat. March 25 for a total of $40!


DJEMBE FUNDAMENTALS
with Ben Isaacs

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Join Bay Area percussionist Ben Isaacs for this hands-on, introductory workshop on How to Play Djembe! Learn body and hand technique, how to comfortably play all basic Djembe notes, as well as accessible, fun rhythms from West Africa.
All drums provided, or bring your own. First-timers welcome!

Date and Time:
Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 2-4pm

Payment: $35/30 advanced

We accept debit cards, credit cards, bank payments and PayPal or pay by check

Students can take BOTH Robert’s and Ben’s workshops (Congas/Djembe) on Sat. March 25 for a total of $40!


GROOVES FOR GIGS
with Patricio Angulo

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Join gigging percussionist Patricio Angulo (Rumbache, Fito Reynoso, Rhythm Cafe) for this engaging workshop covering 5 or 6 essential hand drums rhythms for gigs.
All levels welcome. All drums provided or bring your own.

Date and Time:
Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 1-3pm

Payment: $35/30 advanced

We accept debit cards, credit cards, bank payments and PayPal or pay by check

AFRO-HOUSE RHYTHMS
with Robert “Bobby” Wallace

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Versatile percussionist Robert “Bobby” Wallace (Rhythm Cafe, ATM House Parties, SKIN), loves House music and has designed this 2-hr workshop to teach fundamental Afro-House Beats to drummers and dancers who want a deeper connection to the beat!
All drums provided, or bring your own! All levels welcome.

Date and Time:
Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 1-3pm

Payment: $35/30 advanced

We accept debit cards, credit cards, bank payments and PayPal or pay by check

DUN DUN WORKSHOP
with Ben Isaacs

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Join West African music specialist BEN ISAACS for an exciting 2-hour workshop focused on Dun Dun rhythms (bass drums).
All drums provided, or bring your own dun duns. All levels welcome.

Date and Time:
Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 2-4pm

Payment: $35/30 advanced

We accept debit cards, credit cards, bank payments and PayPal or pay by check

“CANTA Y TOCA” WORKSHOP
with Edgardo Cambon

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: In this unique and exciting two hour workshop with EDGARDO CAMBON (Candela, Latido), students will learn simple exercises of coordination to “lock” their rhythm on congas, as they explore rhythmically with sung syncopations and simple “Coros” (background vocals) of re-known latin songs like Oye Como Vá, Evil Ways, El Cuarto de Tula, more. Designed for conga drummers and singers who like to play supporting percussion such as clave, guiro & maracas.

Date and Time:
Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 11am-1pm

Payment: $35/30 advanced

We accept debit cards, credit cards, bank payments and PayPal or pay by check

AFRO-CUBAN RUMBA WORKSHOP
with Patricio Angulo

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Learn traditional Afro-Cuban RUMBA rhythms for congas, chekere, clave, and palitos with Patricio Angulo (Rumbache, Fito Reynoso).
Open to all levels. All drums provided, or bring your own.

Date and Time:
Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 1-3pm

Payment: $35/30 advanced

We accept debit cards, credit cards, bank payments and PayPal or pay by check