Escola de Bateria
These are series of special one off workshops consisting of group playing, individual instrument technique, modern arrangements, songs and tips on how to direct.
Instruments covered will be Caixa, Repique, Surdo 1 2 3, Tamborim, Agogo, Chocalho/Ganza, Timbau and Cavaco (Cavaquinho)
Some of the rhythms which will be covered on the bateria include are Samba, Maculele, Funk, Coco, Ciranda, Quadrilha, Afrobeat, Ijexa and more.
The group will also learn some of the popular songs played by the famous carnival groups of Brazil.
The sessions will move at a medium to fast pace.
This is suitable for people who
already play Brazilian carnival music
play other styles of percussion
are musically trained
dancers who would like to learn or improve their percussion skills
Participants need to provide their own instruments where possible. Some may be available on request.
As well as running weekly and monthy rehearsals in Hitchin, Bristol and Birmingham J-P also teaches special series and one off workshops around the UK and Europe.
JP Courtney is known internationally for not only his knowledge and technical ability in Brazilian music but also as a teacher. His style has seen some great results with various successful projects at national and international level.
His workshops are a great way to improve existing skills, learn new ones and get inside the heart of Brazilian carnival music.
They're also a great way to meet other musicians and people who already play Brazilian music in your area.