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Escola de Bateria Rio
What past participants thought of the course

For my first trip to Rio after such a long time of wanting to go, I was not at all disappointed. The content of the course was amazing as were the tutors. Most spoke good English and having someone to translate made the classes run smoothly. There was a good level of playing and the venues for classes were easy to get to around the city and well equipped. It was a really good chance to get to know the city and timing if classes meant that there was plenty of time for more music and fun in the evenings with the rest of the group. Communication via the Facebook group was really useful for meeting up and sharing info about gigs and music in the evenings. I would LOVE to do this course again!! Thank you so much for this amazing experience JP.

Naomi Maddick - UK

What can I say? I had such an amazing time on this course! There was a good varied program of workshops and I got the opportunity to visit and play at places I'd never have had the chance to otherwise. Maybe most importantly, I feel like I've made a pile of new friends with all the fellow lovelies on the course. The social side was yet another bonus and we got to soak up the music culture with all our nights out. Accommodation was super plush and in a safe area

John Sweeney - N.Ireland


Overall I absolutely loved the course. Fantastic apartment, amazing tutors, I can't believe how lucky we were. Perfect amount of time in the morning to go for a quick run along Copacabana beach before starting an intense day of learning, then live music at night..

Course Participant 2015

The best 2 weeks of my life! I was staying with the 2 best lads in the best apartment and we all had a blast!

Tony T - Ireland


I will definitely be doing this again.

Gill Doolin - UK

it has been just what I needed and massively inspiring musically. Not only the course sessions and host of new friends, but the live music in the evenings as well just made it a really rich experience. I'm properly hooked!

Cheryl Hooker-Blake - UK


The level of the teachers was phenomenal. Top of their game professional performers for 10 days with accomo. Great value for money. I learned so much and hope I can go again next year! A great bunch of people to play music with and going to all the night time gigs was so great. It was wonderful being told where the best places to go for the best music is. Made some wonderful friends! Directions were great to get to different gigs. All fantastic.

You did such an amazing job JP, honestly well done, everyone loved it and can't wait to play with you again in the future!

Sian Jones - Ireland

This course is fully immersive and you live and breathe the music scene of Rio for 2 weeks. There is so much going on both formally within the course then also informally with gigs and rehearsals in the evening with guides like J.P and Gabriel, you're never short of a hot tip for an awesome gig. So many different styles and genres to experience and people to meet. I feel that my interest in Brazilian music/culture has been given another major shot in the arm! Just like Arnie says........"I'll be back"

Matt Vernon - N.Ireland

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