Team Building

Get your staff grooving with a team building workshop

We offer Samba drumming, dancing and singing workshops.

Our tutors are regular performers and musicians in the Rio carnival and bring the incredible energy and colour of it's world famous carnival with them.

In minutes your team will be playing and sounding like a traditional carnival band from Rio.

 

 

We provide the traditional instruments which look and sound amazing and will have your staff grooving to a traditional samba rhythm in no time. There is the option to add a dance teacher for staff who love to 

J P Courtney is known in the UK, Europe and Brazil as an exceptional talent not only in playing brazilian percussion but also as educator and musical director.

 

He is regularly called on to teach existing groups and is proud of the high level of standard he achieves with all levels of ability.

Great knowledge along with the ability to understand the various ways in which students learn plus his outstanding good sense of humour make J P Courtney a formidable name in percussion tuition.

 

Sessions can be taken over evenings, full or half days or weekends.

Drummers getting groovy
Liquid refreshment to fuel the brain
Fancy dress adds a fun element
We need to replace the water coolers with some of these drums i reckon_
I'll have that report on your desk as soon as i have thumped out an infectious beat here
Working together
Mike is one of our many tutors on hand to make the group sound great_
Very happy workshop goer
Our top team of instructors will guide your group through the easy to learn rhythms
Staff members have a ball working together to create a brilliant sound
All our drums are sourced from the traditional makers in Rio
Anyone can learn to play with our amazing team of teachers
It would be hardfor me to be any happier right now_
Drumming feels great no matter what your choice of clothing
Some of the many instruments used
Drummers creating a great carnival atmosphere

Feedback from previous workshops

 

Absolutely loved the workshop weekend with JP and Mika. Workshop format works really well, a lot of content covered in a short space of time. Delivered in a fun but challenging way. Especially like learning songs (or trying to!) along with the rhythms. We'd love to have you both back in the future !

Gaynor (SambaYaBamba, Glasgow)

 

 

I really enjoyed the workshop, from the start it was great fun, and JP made the task of learning easy to understand. :-)

Sue Peach

 

 

Loved it lots great tuition, good pace, great content.

Darren Newman

 

 

JP's style of teaching makes learning Samba accessible to anyone. He creates a great ensemble throughout the day but also finds a way to make sure people get some individual attention whilst playing as part of the Bateria. Id highly recommend attending a workshop from J P

Kayleigh Glasper

The sessions will be tailored to the groups needs and can include these elements.

 

- Arrangements of traditional and modern Brazilian Carnival music.

- Instrumental technique and Rhythms for Caixa, Repique, Repique mor, Surdo 1 2 3, Tamborim, Agogo, Chocalho, Timbau

- Instrument tuning

- Formation of the group in various situations including parading or on stage.

- Tips on directing and how to run a group in the Brazilian style.

- Learning how to make musical arrangments for your Bateria.

- How to construct a set list and what would work well for your audience

- How to add vocals and stringed instruments like Cavaquinho to your group.

- How to arrange groups of varying sizes e.g what kind of instruments to use and how the group should form up