Workshop series: Level 3
Dates: 5th – 8th November 2020 – PLACES AVAILABLE
Dates: 19th – 22nd November 2020 – PLACES AVAILABLE

Please note that our courses will only run if its possible to do so under the Covid-19 guidelines.
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“I get a great deal of enjoyment and fulfillment out of playing within a group situation as studying these rhythms alone never offers the full complement of how it should sound. I also really enjoy the added singing element of this course and would greatly appreciate more songs. Playing & singing is an underestimated skill and one that I intend to develop further.

The amount we covered during the course was excellent and ran at just the right pace for me, enough to be pushed & stretched but not too much so I didn’t feel left behind.” Collette, London

A new course and the first in a series of intensive residential workshops focusing entirely on Cuban bata drumming. This intensive residential workshop is suitable for existing players to further their knowledge and skills under the guidance of three highly experienced tutors.

Cuban Bata Trio

These are especially designed to work both as stand alone workshops or as part of an on-going annual series. Each workshop has its own unique content and can also cater for players who have different levels of knowledge and ability.

Daytime sessions will focus on learning new material. Evening sessions will be set aside for students to play through what they’ve learnt during the day in a setting created to give participants a chance to engage in an informal environment that is closer to a Cuban Tambor.

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We’ll be working on a number of Bata toques with an in-depth study into the language for each drum. The study will include learning long sequences of songs that require linking several different toques together.

Please bring any bata drums you have. Some drums for general use will be provided.

Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya, Dave Pattman and Vicky Jassey
Cuban Bata Trio

Course type: Residential

Hours of study: Approx 20

Arrive from 6 pm on Thursday. The workshop ends at on Sunday after lunch.

Participants need to depart by 4 pm on Sunday. Full details will be sent on registration.

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Thurso Centre, Felden Lodge, Felden Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 0BL

For Sat Nav users please use the postcode HP3 0BB as this will bring you to the front door.

Accommodation is based on shared rooms of 2, 3 or 4 people.

For directions click here

5th – 8th November 2020 – PLACES AVAILABLE
19th – 22nd November 2020 – PLACES AVAILABLE


To secure your place on the 19-22 Nov course, either make a payment now either in full of £360 or pay a non-refundable deposit* of £100 with the balance due by 10/11/2020. The final booking deadline is 10/11/2020.

*If this course has to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, then you will be issued a full refund.

Costs are inclusive of accommodation**, food, tuition, scores & administration.

**Due to the latest Covid-19 restrictions, the accommodation is based on single, en-suite rooms. If you’re attending the course together with another person that is part of your support bubble, and you’re both happy to share a room, then please let us know.

Please note that due to unforseen circumstances around Covid-19 there may be further restrictions that need to be put in place. Once you’ve booked your place on to the course, you will be updated with any new developments.

The costs above are for payments received by bank transfer or cheque. Payments by Credit & Debit cards will incur an additional charge of 3.5%

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Tel: 0843 289 9530
Mob: 07833 377 432

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