Fine-tune specific skills.
These classes focus on many aspects of hand percussion.
Courses are offered at all levels of experience.
Thank you for your interest in our programs! We are not currently accepting new students for full-time programs until January, 2022. If you would like more information please call +1(212) 741-0091 or email [email protected]
Conga Drumming (6 classes) – This course builds conga technique and explores the beautiful and complex conga rhythms of Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Djembe Drumming (6 classes) – This course focuses on the music of West Africa through the study of indigenous rhythms and songs. Djembe and other West African instruments are used to produce the rhythms of this rich musical culture.
Tuition amounts and class schedules are subject to change without notice.
Conga and Djembe Faculty
John Amira – John is a master drummer with over twenty- five years experience teaching and playing. He is the author of “The Music of Santeria”, and has taught and performed at Yale University, New England Conservatory and Mannes College. He has numerous recordings to his credit, as well as performances for theater and film.
Michael Wimberly – Michael holds a Masters Degree from Manhattan School of Music, and has had his compositions performed by the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and the Joffrey II Ballet. He has recorded or performed with Steve Coleman, Mama Tongue, Parliament Funkadelic and Charles Gayle.