Dates and Times: Mondays, March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 14. 6:00-7:30pm. $90 for six weeks of instruction including use of drums.
Registration closes two days prior to class. Payment required at time of registration.
Conga Drumming: Basics and Beyond (Ages 18+)
Explore the exciting world of Afro-Cuban and Latin Rhythms in a fun and friendly atmosphere. What you will learn in this six week, fully interactive class designed for absolute beginners and musicians alike includes:
Technique – Get the best sound from your drum; Clave -The backbone of Latin music; Tumbao – The most heard hand drum pattern in much Latin and American music; Calypso -Your “passport” to a wide array of world music; Rumba; Guaguanco – The Holy Grail of Cuban Drumming; Abakwa -Cuban ceremonial rhythm made fun and easy; PRACTICE METHODS – Make your practice time fun and intentional.
Instructor: Bryan Fazio. A dynamic teacher and facilitator, Bryan Fazio has been pursuing a life with music and creativity since age 27. Bryan teaches Blissful Drumming at the Community College of Beaver County, facilitates workshops throughout the greater Pittsbugh area on hand drumming and spontaneous poetry, gives private lessons and accompanies yoga classes. He performs regularly with Jim Donovan’s Sun King Warriors, Tertium Quid Percussion Ensemble, and is a solo artist at venues/festivals including The Great Blue Heron, All Good, and The Beachland Ballroom. www.bryanfazio.com