Workshops in the UK

Escola de Bateria Ireland Weekender 2015


J P Courtney - Percussion, Vocals

Andy Carter - Cavaquinho, Percussion


Fri 13th 1900 - Sun 15th November 1700 

@ Ardee Castle

Castle Street


Co. Louth


Join us for an unforgettable weekend of Brazilian Carnival music.


With over 15 hours of expert tuition in Percussion, vocals and strings this weekend will inspire, improve skills and inject a huge amount of knowledge into your playing.


From Samba to Ciranda, Escola de Bateria has been touring around the UK and Europe for the past number of years.

This is your chance to get involved and learn with some of Europes best loved tutors of Brazilian carnival music.


Most of the sessions will be based on learning arrangments or technique on percussion. Some separate sessions will take place on learning Cavaquinho and Vocals.


Individual full board - €210

Individual plus meals, no accom €170

All costs include lunch and evening meal.


Prices from 08th October

Individual Full board €210

Individual no accommodation €170

Final registration 16th October TBC

Here's what some students said about previous Escola de Bateria weekend workshops.


The workshop was brilliant very entertaining I loved the experience of playing in a big band and taking part in the Brazilian and samba music and the tutors were great and fun to be with. Couldn't of asked for a better weekend workshop

Richy Scott



I loved the way it was very confidently taught....having assumption we knew what we were doing worked! We could do nothing but do it right! It was a lot of fun and all the tutors were so kind and even the jokes were good! Amazed at the amount we got through. Thanks.