I. (Beg. level) Rio Style Samba — Learn the basic instruments of escolas de samba, and how they fit together. Some instruments will be provided, but feel free to bring bells, snare drums, tamborims, surdos and shakers.
II. (All levels) Stick Control –Learn the basics or some new tricks. We will spend time applying the techniques to the timbales, in particular–bring sticks and a practice pad, if you have one (some will be provided).
III. (All levels) Samba Reggae — From Salvador, Bahia (Brazil), this style combines hand drumming and stick drumming for infectious grooving. Bring djembes or congas, snare drums, surdos, repiniques and shakers or shekeres.