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Leamington Spa Workshop Weekender
Sat 13 Sun 14 May 2023
In association with Samba Beats


A fun weekend of samba study focusing on the latest breaks and fun rhythmical inventions from the carnival in Rio.Tutors - J P Courtney & Gabriel Lopes and a guest mestre from one of Rio's premier league samba schools.

Please note that this workshop is expected to sell fast, so don't delay to get your tickets.


Samba Breaks & Beats is a new percussion workshop tour which serves up a mix of contemporary rhythms, techniques, breaks and inventions from Rio's samba school baterias.


The 2023 UK, Ireland and European tour will be delivered by three renowned samba percussion tutors, who's charismatic and creative teaching style will deliver inspiring results to participants at any playing level.
Band Factory
13 Althorpe St, Leamington Spa CV31 2AU

Sat/ Sun 1200 - 1700 with breaks

First fill in the registration form on this page. to confirm your place. Registrations will only be accepted once you have made payment.


Only for the first 15 bookings
Early Bird individual - £75
Early Bird group of 5 - £325 (£65 each)
Tier 2
SOLD OUT (tickets 15-30)
Individual £85
Group of 5 £400

Tier 3 NOW ON SALE Last remaining tickets now on sale

Weekend Individual £95 (only 3 tickets left hurry)

Saturday Only Individual £49 (only 2 tickets left!!)

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Gabriel Lopes

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J P Courtney

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Samba Breaks & Beats is a percussion workshop tour which will focus on the new inventions of the most traditional baterias (percussion groups) from Rio de Janeiro. Our goal is to bring fresh information straight from the source. New ways of playing the samba groove, the latest technique approaches, tuning of the instruments, the best drum breaks from the most recent carnival as well as new ways of playing the turns and repique calls. It’s a workshop with a strong focus on an efficient teaching method which will improve technique, show the new inventions and expand the mind as well as the musical vocabularies of participants at any level.

All workshops are taught with a fun relaxed approach and can be planned with you in order to suit your needs.


As well as the tuition, workshops participants will receive 2 free e-books. One including the notes from the class and another containing the grooves of the Rio samba Schools. All written by Gabriel Lopes.


We will also bring our shop of instruments, accessories, books and t-shirts so they are available for students to browse and purchase.

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