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Live Jazz Concert in Edmonds

Arturo Rodriguez and his Rhythm Ambassadors served up a generous helping of cool jazz to the Tuesday lunchtime crowd at Hazel Miller Plaza, the latest offering in Edmonds Arts Commission’s 2017 Summer Concert series. The music, featuring familiar selections from the...

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Clave is the Key

(Excerpt from the self-study book entitled Tradtional Afro Cuban Concepts in Contemporary Music Rhythms for Drum Kit, Multiply Congas, Timbales and Bongo, by Arturo Rodriguez - Mel Bay Publications) Clave There are many styles of music in the world that use twelve and...

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The Benefits of Drumming

by Project Resiliency The Benefits of Drumming The word rhythm in Greek means to flow. Drumming is a path of healing that guides us into experiencing the flow of our mind and emotions so we may grow to experience more about our soul.   Drumming gives us an experience...

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Group Drum and Percussion Class Schedule

 

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  • Novice: No prior drumming experience
  • Beginner: Less than 1 year drumming experience
  • Intermediate: 1-3 years drumming experience
  • Advanced: 3+ years drumming experience

Upcoming Drum and Percussion Classes

Available for Private Drum kit or Latin Percussion Instruction

January 23, 20186:00 pm - 9:00 pm
206-276-6401 All Levels

Private Lessons: Via Skype,On line chat or in person


Don’t like to deal with traffic or don’t live in the greater Seattle or Tacoma area?


Study drums and percussion with me from anywhere in the world – even from the comfort of your own home – with private lessons over Skype. Lessons can include foundation concepts and exercises to improve your speed, coordination, sense of timing, and mechanical independence. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a professional, as your specific needs can be targeted. Lessons are offered on a wide variety of hand drums and percussion including congas, timbales&...

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Available for Private Drum kit or Latin Percussion Instruction

January 24, 20189:00 am - 9:00 pm
206-276-6401 All Levels

Private Lessons: Via Skype,On line chat or in person


Don’t like to deal with traffic or don’t live in the greater Seattle or Tacoma area?


Study drums and percussion with me from anywhere in the world – even from the comfort of your own home – with private lessons over Skype. Lessons can include foundation concepts and exercises to improve your speed, coordination, sense of timing, and mechanical independence. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a professional, as your specific needs can be targeted. Lessons are offered on a wide variety of hand drums and percussion including congas, timbales&...

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Available for Private Drum kit or Latin Percussion Instruction

January 25, 20189:00 am - 12:00 pm
206-276-6401 All Levels

Private Lessons: Via Skype,On line chat or in person


Don’t like to deal with traffic or don’t live in the greater Seattle or Tacoma area?


Study drums and percussion with me from anywhere in the world – even from the comfort of your own home – with private lessons over Skype. Lessons can include foundation concepts and exercises to improve your speed, coordination, sense of timing, and mechanical independence. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a professional, as your specific needs can be targeted. Lessons are offered on a wide variety of hand drums and percussion including congas, timbales&...

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Previously Booked Out

January 25, 20181:00 pm - 5:00 pm
206-276-6401 All Levels

Tacoma Drum and Rhythm Class

January 25, 20186:30 pm - 8:00 pm
All Levels

Location: Private Residence in Ruston (Tacoma). Must call to get exact address.

Audience:  This class is designed for all instrumentalist, dancers and music enthusiasts who want to improve their understanding of music. Learn, how to feel and understand layered rhythms, improve your groove and ultimately bring your own inner music out and begin improvising.

Description: We will focus on Afro-Cuban Bata, rumba, bembe, and salsa styles, with special emphasis on feeling and playing the different clave patterns, kata and palito, as well as the drum parts and accompanying songs. All drum and percussion instruments provided. We will also focus on how to hit the drum to make the correct sounds.

 

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Location: Private Residence in Ruston (Tacoma). Must call to get exact address.

Audience:  This class is designed for all instrumentalist, dancers and music enthusiasts who want to improve their understanding of music. Learn, how to feel and understand layered rhythms, improve your groove and ultimately bring your own inner music out and begin improvising.

Description: We will focus on Afro-Cuban Bata, rumba, bembe, and salsa styles, with special emphasis on feeling and playing the different clave patterns, kata and palito, as well as the drum parts and accompanying songs. All drum and percussion instruments provided. We will also focus on how to hit the drum to make the correct sounds.

 

Contact Arturo

Interested in taking private, group, or Skype drum and percussion lessons from Arturo? Would you like his Rhythm Ambassadors group to bring cultural awareness through music to your school assembly or artist-in-residence program? How about live music or DJ services for a party, wedding, or other special event? Use the convenient form below to contact Arturo with your needs. Or, if you prefer, you can call Arturo at (206) 276-6401 or email him at any of the addresses below.

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For Rhythm Ambassadors: arturo@rhythmambassadors.com

For live music and DJ services: arturo@playzmusic.com

For drum and percussion lessons: arturo@interact-learn.com

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