Percussion-Instruction

Latin Percussion and Drum Kit Instruction

            All classes have been reduced in price to help families due to the quarantine. 

Online Group Classes

Online percussion class
Online kids dance class

                 STRETCHING

Flexibility and movement are crucial to maintain proper health. This creative  online stretching class will keep you engaged and help maintain your physical well being.

Before playing drums Gymnastics was my life. I had a successful college career as a competitive gymnast and instructor.  I graduated with a degree in Physiology, Kinesiology and Education. I taught and ran gymnastics programs in Sacramento, Davis, San Francisco and Seattle. These programs ranged from kids classes, adult fitness programs and competitive boys and girls teams.

Have your child do it on their own or join them for double the fun.

NOTE: All participants can be acknowledge by their name during class.

All classes can be paid for by clicking the Paypal button below. Individual as well as package deals will be offered.

Class duration 30 minutes.

             PERCUSSION

Percussion is anything that can be struck either with your hands or sticks, This fun and exciting class will engage your child in the music making process. We will warm up using body percussion and then eventually move over to playing found percussion such as cans, pots, buckets, table tops etc. They will learn many concepts about rhythm, time keeping as well as developing their critical hearing and or listening skills. Both their short and long term memory will be utilized and developed. These concepts about rhythm and music will carry them into everything else they do in life

I will also show you how to make really simple shakers that can be used in the class.

This class can be done as an individual or accompanied by parent.

NOTE: All participants can be acknowledge by their name during class.

All classes can be paid for by clicking the Paypal button below. Individual as well as package deals will be offered.

Class duration 30 minutes.

Mondays 10-10:30am.

                  DANCING

This class is going to be super fun and exciting class geared for everyone. I’ll start out with doing light stretching to warm up their bodies and mind. All dancing will be done to the most popular music as well as exposing them to some classic oldies.  I will even teach them how to learn to hear and move to Salsa music.  

NOTE: All participants can be acknowledge by their name during class.

All classes can be paid for by clicking the Paypal button below. Individual as well as package deals will be offered.

Class duration 30 minutes.

                    Call or text if you have any questions 206-276-6401

INTERACT AND LEARN
DRUM KIT AND LATIN PERCUSSION INSTRUCTION

For over 20 years, Arturo has been providing hand drum lessons and percussion education to people of all ages and walks of life. Whether individual or group classes, or self-study courses, Arturo can help you become a more proficient drummer and percussionist. You don’t even need to live in the Seattle area to benefit – we offer hand drum lessons over the Internet.

 

Self-Study Percussion eBooks

Learn at your own pace over time

Self-Study Mini-Lessons

Focused areas of study

Hand Drum Technique

Free videos that help you with proper hand technique

Private Drum and Percussion Lessons

Seattle – Tacoma

One-on-one instruction is the best method for special learning interests or needs, for an intense or focused course of study, or even to overcome personal issues such as shyness or discomfort in large groups. If you fall into one of these categories or simply would like to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule, then private instruction is the way to go. Lessons are offered on a wide variety of hand drums and percussion including drum kit, congas, timbales, bata, drum kit, bongo, cajon, and smaller percussion instructions such as shekere and guiro.

Private lessons are generally 1/2 or 1 hour long and include foundation concepts and exercises to improve your rhythm, coordination, sense of time, speed, and mechanical independence. Speed in drumming is a function of good technique and training. No matter what your course of study, the first step in your development as a drummer is to establish proper technique. Independence is your ability to carry out multiple rhythmic tasks at the same time using hands, feet, and voice. Email me to get started today.

PRIVATE LESSONS OVER THE INTERNET VIA ONLINE VIDEO CHAT

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 drum kit, congas, timbales, bata, drum kit, bongo, cajon, and smaller percussion instructions such as shekere and guiro.

You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to set up Skype lessons. If you have a smart phone, computer, or tablet with an integrated camera, you can take a lesson via Skype or any other online video chat. You can Phone, Email or Skype me to set up a Free consultation and get started today.

  • 1-206-276-6401
  • arturo@arturorodriguez.com
  • arturoseattle

Group Drum and Percussion Lessons

Seattle – Tacoma

I don’t have any group classes at this moment but willing to start a group class anytime.” Feel free to reach out to me if you have enough people to start a class. Olympia – Tacoma – Renton – Seattle.

Call or Text: 206-276-6401

 

Video Gallery

Self-Study eBooks

Bembe Conversations Self-Study Percussion Course

This self-study course on the very traditional form of Afro-Cuban music called Bembe is designed for students at all levels. It contains text and illustrations that will help the beginner with such fundamental skills as how to position themselves with respect to the . . . . . .

Rumba Guaguanco Conversations Self-Study Percussion Course

Learning to play, sing, and dance the traditional music of Cuba has long been beyond the reach of most American drummers. In the US, authentic Cuban rumba has for decades had many fans but few truly qualified players . . . . .

Traditional Afro-Cuban Concepts in Contemporary Music Self-Study Percussion Course

This self-study course examines the infusion of traditional Afro-Latin and especially Afro-Cuban concepts into contemporary Western music. Upon completion of this book you will have mastered many new skills that . . . . .

SELF-STUDY MINI LESSONS

These self-study mini-lessons provide a great way to learn about very focused areas of study. Each course is distributed in full-color digital (PDF) format with accompanying MP3 audio files. All files are delivered electronically via DropBox for you to download.

An accomplished musician, author, teacher, and DJ, Arturo has performed worldwide, sharing the stage with such music legends as Tito Puente, Dave Valentin, Paul Horn, Pete Escovedo, Brandi Carlile, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and many more.
 
Contact me:
  • 1-206-276-6401
  • arturo@arturorodriguez.com
  • arturoseattle
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