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Coming up: Brazilian Percussion Weekender, 12th – 15th August 2021


IMPORTANTCOVID-19
This is to inform you that currently we are cancelling our forthcoming courses until further notice.

We appreciate that the current COVID-19 outbreak is a cause of concern and we will follow Govt guidelines and make all necessary adjustments as recommended and will only return to running our courses when it is safe to do so.

We hope the situation has improved sufficiently by August to run the Camp Iroko & Brazilian Percussion Weekender. We are taking bookings for these courses but of course a full refund will be issued in the event they need to be cancelled due to Govt advice.

It is also possible that there may be Govt restrictions on the numbers that can gather in a group, in which case, we would run the courses with the students that have booked in date order, until we reach the maximum permitted.

We hope you keep safe during these uncertain times.


BRASIL DE TODOS OS RITMOSWEEKENDER 2021

An unforgettable weekend of Brazilian rhythms and songs set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Immerse yourself in the sounds from the streets and clubs of Brazils effervescent carnival scene. Be inspired and challenged by the vast array of powerful folkloric rhythms from the Candomblé traditions.

Click here for more details


ROOTS OF CUBAGROUP 9
Module 3 dates: 27th – 31st January 2021

Roots of Cuba










This course of 6 modules will provide you with a solid grounding in a wide range of percussion instruments and rhythms from Cuba. Click here for more details


Are you looking to improve your percussion skills?…..

No matter if you are a beginner, have some experience or are an advanced player.

We are passionate to help you to move on to the next level.

We offer courses and e-learning resources that can make a real difference to your playing..

Read some testimonies from past students

“Very impressed with Raz’s teaching skills, particularly his attention to detail with each group. I felt he spent enough time with each individual section. Also, his manner was very pleasant and it felt very relaxed – despite learning some new and more complex rhythms he made it seem quite easy somehow.” Sambadoc, Pembroke

Quick Links to OVM courses coming up

Have a look at the list below to see if there’s a study opportunity for your level coming up soon.






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You’ll receive 7 Percussion Pads* as a little ‘Thank You’


* written by Ravin (Raz) Jayasuriya, they include useful tips, notation and sound samples. Great for anyone interested in percussion.