Studying congas
Beautiful summer countryside
Caixa students having a great time
Atabaque playing
The students loved it
Group after a great weekend
The all inclusive venue
Fun at the camp fire
Powerful brazilian rhythms
Camp fire live music and fun
bateria session
Play lots and learn loads
Full on Carnival bloco session
Naipe de Surdo
Cavaco teacher Andy Carter
Big bateria sound
Students love playing atabaque
Learn Atabaque drums
Fabio Allman singing on previous course
Fabio Allman singing
Student playing Caixa emcima
outside drumming
Samba on congas
Chorinho playing
Breakout space for further learning
Letting loose at the end of the course
Ah 1 2 3 2 2 3
Top sessions
Learning great lyrics to beautiful songs
students learning cavaco
Fun and diversion at the camp fire
Congas sounding great

Brasil de todos os ritmos


Dates moved due to COVID-19 pandemic to 

April 1-4 2021

Led by - J P Courtney & Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya

Plus guest tutors

in association with

One Voice Music

This course is already very well subscribed and we expect it to sell out fast with the new dates now confirmed. Please make sure to get your booking in as soon as you can.

A fun all inclusive weekend of Brazilian rhythms and songs set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

  • All prices include food and accommodation.

  • Immerse yourself in the sounds from the streets and clubs of Brazils effervescent carnival scene.

  • Be inspired and challenged by the vast array of powerful folkloric rhythms from the Candomblé traditions.

  • Camp fire sessions.

  • Break out groups.

  • Great food (All meals are vegetarian)

  • Make new friends and meet old ones.

  • Learn loads in a lovely location.


Content of study
Bateria, Candomblé, Congas, Pandeiro, Roda de Samba, Songs, Congas with Bateria, technique, arrangements, directing and much more.

Time will be spent working on individual instruments as well as group work and fusions of traditional & modern instruments.

COSTS & DEADLINES (inclusive of all meals & accommodation)

2020 prices (same price applies for new dates of 1-4 April 2021)


Early Bird (NOW SOLD OUT) Only 8 places available at these rates.

Group of 4 £199 per person

Individual £225

Standard rate

Group of 4 £215 per person

Individual £240


Click here for payment and cancellation terms and conditions.

Our venue is an Activity Centre in Wymondley Woods and adjacent is a 20-acre conservation area with mature woods, stream, pond and grassland.

In the form above, If you tick other for gender please let us know if you are happy to stay in either a male or female dorm. If there is an empty dorm we will allocate that to you. Please note there are no gender neutral bathrooms but there are private shower cubicles located within the male and female toilets.


This is a great opportunity to learn some great music with an incredible line up of tutors.


This short course will not only stand alone as a challenging and fun weekend but is also a great stepping stone towards our modular Brasil de todos os Ritmos course in Hemel Hempsted and our Escola de Bateria two week residential course in Rio de Janeiro.

The students loved it