Just for Congas 2019


Dates: 13th – 15th Dec 2019

Course type: Residential

Hours of study: 12

Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya

Workshop details
A weekend residential workshop for intermediate and advanced levels.

Designed to move your playing on to the next level, this a great chance for you to develop your technical and musical skills and increase your knowledge of Brazilian and Cuban rhythms.

This intensive workshop focusses entirely on congas. It is suitable for experienced players and for those who have completed an OVM level 2 course or studied at a similar level.

Raz teaching congas

The aim of this workshop is to enrich your knowledge of conga drumming, become aware of the interplay between several congas & train physical stamina on the instruments.

The workshop will cover a broad range of topics from; warm up exercises and rudiments, exploring themes using voice substitution, developing co-ordination & independence, patterns for Cuban & Brazilian music in popular & modern styles, adapting Cuban & Brazilian folkloric rhythms for congas (including Bata rhythms) and tips for soloing…

If you can, please bring a conga and a tumba. If you’d like to borrow instruments from OVM for the workshop please contact us to reserve them well in advance. Please bring ear-plugs.

Arrive from 6 pm on Friday. The workshop ends at 1.30 pm on Sunday after which there’ll be 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

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

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

For directions click here

Costs & deadlines
Early Payment Rate is £195 and is available to the first ten people that register, and £220 thereafter. Booking deadline is 15/11/19.

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

If you book a place for yourself and a friend, you will get an extra £10 off. To qualify, you need to make a single payment for both of you and email us with yours and your friend’s details as requested on the booking form, or if you prefer, include the details in the body of an email.

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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