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Total Rhythmâ„¢ 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

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Introduction to Hand Drumming with Bobby Wallace

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Learn the fundamentals of Hand Drumming: how to hold the drum, make the proper notes, body positioning, and how to make the hand drum SING! Learn fundamental rhythms from Brazil and West Africa in a friendly, fun and supportive environment with Robert “Bobby” Wallace, versatile Oakland-based percussionist who has worked with Margareth Menezes (Brazil), David Rudder (Trinidad), and Bonnie Riatt (USA). All drums provided, or bring your own (djembes or congas). New students enthusiastically welcome!

Date and Time:
Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 1-3pm
Payment: $35/30 advanced

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

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Afro-Cuban Bembe with Javier Navarrette

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Dive into the folkloric music of CUBA with all-star percussionist Javier Navarrette (Poncho Sanchez, Aretha Franklin, Rhythm Cafe). Traditional Afro-Cuban BEMBE rhythms are seductive, enchanting and powerful. Javier will guide you through all interlocking conga, bell and chekere parts. No prior experience needed! All drums provided, or bring your own (congas). New students welcome!

Date and Time:
Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 1-3pm
Payment: $35/30 advanced

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

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Comparsa Workshop with Patricio Angulo

Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Carnaval (called Mardi Gras in the US) is a yearly pre-lenten celebration of sound, dance and color in CUBA and Comparsa Rhythms are a huge part of the musical mix. Learn all interlocking COMPARSA rhythms with Patricio Angulo, a talented and patient teacher and performer (Fito Reynoso, Rumbache, Rhythm Cafe). All drums provided, or bring your own (congas). All levels welcome!

Date and Time:
Oct. 22, 2016, from 1-3pm
Payment: $35/30 advanced

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