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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Samba Percussion Course

Samba Percussion Course
Instructor: Philip Galinsky, Ph.D.
Director, Samba New York!

Mondays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28

Beginning Section:
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Course fee: all 4 classes for $90 (includes $10 donation to
Frederick Douglass for use of the instruments)
$25 per individual class

Advanced Section:
8:00 - 9:30 PM
Course fee: all 4 classes for $90 (includes $10 donation to
Frederick Douglass for use of the instruments)
$25 per individual class

Classes on April 7, 14 & 28 will be held at:

Frederick Douglass Academy
2581 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Boulevard
Corner of 149th Street
New York City

Class on April 21 will be held at:

Ultrasound Music Studios
251 West 30th Street
at 8th Avenue
7th Floor, Studio J
New York City

The Samba Percussion Course is an intensive workshop
designed to train students in the fundamentals of samba
percussion, drawing on Samba New York!'s original
arrangements and the styles of some of Rio's top samba
schools. There is no other course like this one being
offered in New York City!

The Beginning Section focuses on the basics of the samba
school Bateria (percussion ensemble). Students will learn
technique, the rhythmic structure of samba, and how to play
with swing. The class will work on simple arrangements for
samba-enredos (theme sambas) and will be asked to practice
their instruments and to do listening exercises on a weekly
basis. Students are encouraged to master the basics as
quickly as possible and to move to the Advanced Section
when they are ready. Beginning students may stay and
participate in the Advanced Section for no additional

The Advanced Section serves as training for performances of
the Samba New York! Bateria. Students will learn more
advanced techniques and arrangements and will be expected
to focus on one instrument. Advanced students may arrive
early and participate in the Beginning Section for no
additional charge.

To register for either section, send us an email with your
name, telephone number, and experience with samba
percussion. The instructor will determine your level based
on the information you provide and possibly an audition.
Instruments will be provided.

Directions: By subway, take the 3 train to the last stop
(148th Street). The building is directly above the station.
By car, take the Harlem River Drive to the 155th Street
Exit. At the exit ramp, turn left onto Frederick Douglass
Boulevard and another left onto 150th Street to Adam
Clayton Powell. Cross Adam Clayton Powell and drive up the
ramp to the school's free parking lot.


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