Brazilian Drum Workshop
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Department: Performance
Course Number: JPER 4520
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Jazz
An introduction to Brazilian rhythms in the tradition of the Rio de Janeiro samba schools. No prior drumming experience is required. Learn to work with specific rhythms like samba, partido alto, afoxe, maracatu, baiĆ£o, samba reggae, etc. Learn to play surdo, tamborim, agogo, repinique, chocalho, caixa. For drummers we will also apply some of the percussion patterns to the drum set.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.

Open to Jazz students.


Open to Undergraduate students.