Escola de Bateria Rio de Janeiro
Terms and conditions


A £300 non refundable deposit is necessary to secure your place on the course. Upon registration you can choose to just pay the deposit or the full course amount.

This amount is deducted from the total fee. Registrations received after February 1st will incur the higher course rates as set out on the main course page on this site.

It is possible to pay by monthly direct debit to spread the payments. Please get in contact to arrange this.


JPpercussion does not accept liability for any travel or other costs incured by the participant in the event of the course being cancelled.

The course co-ordinator has the right to refuse registration.


A non refundabe deposit of £300 is payable upon registration.

From the remainder of your course fee the following is charged.

  • Refunds within 90 days of course start date = 20% of remainder

  • Refunds within 70 days of course start date = 50% of remainder

  • Refunds within 60 days of course start date = 100% of workshop cost

Bookings made after the final course payment deadline will not be eligible for any refunds. 


Changing names

Names on a booking may be changed with a £25 admin fee providing the person taking the booking as been approved by the organiser. If you have booked to share a room and the person taking the booking is of a different sexual orientation to you then any additional costs as a result of cancelling and booking new accommodation must be paid by the person cancelling the booking.  

To change the name of a person on a booking please use the contact page.



In the unlikely event of the course being cancelled by jppercussion a full refund will be given. No liability is accepted for additional costs incured by the student.


It is the responsibility of the student to arrange their own travel, travel insurace, airport transfer plus any jabs or medical needs.

Please note that Rio de Janeiro is not a yellow fever area. Go here for more info.

For info on the Zica virus and other travel information for Brazil please go here.

In the event of the course being cancelled due to government restrictions being enforced we will issue a full refund minus any booking fees. We will not be issuing refunds to participants who cannot attend any part of the course due to illness from Covid19 or any other virus.


The safety of every member of the group is our first priority and something we take very seriously. If there is something that you think we should be concerned about please do let us know.

Participants are encouraged to use hearing protection during sessions. Hearing protection must be provided by the participant.



The course is designed for students who learn at a medium to fast pace and those that can play a vairety of Brazilian percussion instruments. We also welcome participants who are experienced musicians who have the ability to learn rhythms and work well in a group. You must get in contact with the course co-ordinator to discuss this before registering.

Respect policy

We do not tolerate any kind of bullying, racism, sexism or disrespect of members of the group, organisers or tutors. Anyone found to be breaking these rules will be kindly asked to leave the course and no refunds will be issued.

We ask everyone to work together to get the best for the whole group over the course. Each one looking out for the other whilst working in a supportive manner.