• Drum Beginners

    Level I – Beginners


    –   Explanation of music notation and note values.

    • Basic rudiments pertinent to Brazilian rhythms.
    • Reading 16th note subdivision.
    • Coordination exercises.
    • Overview of percussion instruments influences on drum set.
    • How to play samba, bossa nova, choro and baião.
    • Audio and Video analyses


  • Drum Intermediate 

    Level II – Intermediate


    –   Improve 16th notes reading skills.

    • Reading charts.
    • Exploring different samba snare patterns.
    • How to play samba variations: samba funk, partido alto, samba de gafieira and ohers.
    • Improvement of hand technique (speed).
    • Exploring northeastern rhythms: baião, xote, xaxado, côco, maracatu and others.
    • Bossa Nova brush work.
    • Introduction to improvisation.
    • Audio play along.
    • Audio and Video analyses.
    • Required Performance


  • Drum Advanced

    Level III – Advance


    • Reading skills.
    • Advance drum rudiments.
    • Improvement of independence in Brazilian music.(orchestration around the drums).
    • Application rhythms combinations.
    • Application of odd meters in Brazilian rhythms.
    • Improvement of hand technique (speed + accentuation on hi-hat and ride cymbal).
    • Using percussion instruments together with drum set.