OVM Workshops in 2016 & 2017

Click here for a quick reference to our 2016 diary of events

OVM workshops are divided into separate categories with each being suitable for a specific level or levels of ability. Click on the headings below to read more on each level and to see what workshops are available.

Level 1 are suitable for beginners

Level 2 are suitable for intermediate levels

Level 3 are suitable for advanced players

Mixed level are suitable for all levels except complete beginners

Level 1

Workshops suitable for complete beginners and those with a little bit of percussion playing experience.

Congas for Beginners
Date: 13th Nov 2016

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Level 2

These workshops and modular courses are designed for players who already have some basic percussion skills including hand drumming and consider themselves to be at an intermediate level on at least one instrument.

Workshop content focusses on either Cuban or Brazilian percussion and there are some that combine both.

Samba Fusion in Ireland
Dates: TBC (Mar/Apr 2017

Roots of Cuba – Group 8
A percussion course of six modules spread over 2 years
*Dates: TBC for 2017 *

Brasil de todos os rimos – Group 4
Module 1 dates: 18th – 22nd January 2017
A percussion course of four modules spread over 12 months

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Level 3

These workshops are only suitable for experienced players and for those who have completed an OVM level 2 course or studied at a similar level.

They are mostly run annually and work as standalone workshops but as the content of study varies each year, they also work as an on-going progression for participants to continue developing their skills.

Bata y Rumba #9
Dates: 30th Nov – 4th Dec 2016

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Mixed Levels

Workshops in this series cater for a mixture of levels (except complete beginners). The range of abilities suitable to attend vary from workshop to workshop. Many of these workshops are suitable for individual and group participation.

Brasil de todos os ritmos – weekender
Dates: 6th – 9th April 2017

Camp Iroko#8
Dates: 3rd – 6th August 2017

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