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Coming up: ILU BATA #2, 5th-8th Nov 2020 > ILU BATA #3, 19th – 22nd Nov 2020

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.

Dates: 5th – 8th November 2020 SOLD OUT

Dates: 19th – 22nd November 2020 SOLD OUT

We are currently limited to a maximum of 7 students per course. We will run this course for a third time this Autumn if there is sufficient interest. So if you’d like to attend, then please contact us to add your name to the Reserve List.

Ilu Bata

The second & third 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.

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 that require linking several different toques together.

Click here for more details

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.