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Coming up in 2019: ILU BATA, 17-20 Oct ~ BRASIL DE TODOS OS RITMOS, Group 5 Module 2, 2-6 Oct ~ ROOTS OF CUBA, Group 9 Module 1, 13-17 Nov ~ JUST FOR CONGAS, 13-15 Dec

Module 1 dates: 13th – 17th November 2019

SPECIAL OFFER £285 for module 1 for bookings by 18/9/19

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
Roots of Cuba

Just for Congas
Held at The Stables, Milton Keynes, there are classes for Improvers and a Study Group for intermediate level players.

Autumn dates are Sundays, 15th Sept, 13th Oct, 10th Nov & 8th Dec.

Brasil de todos os ritmos

Module 1 of this course was held in June 2019 but you can still join the group on module 2 (2nd – 6th Oct), subject to your level of ability. Module 2 cost is £310 by 7/9/19 & £335 thereafter.

This intensive, residential course in Brazilian percussion will help you develop your percussion skills & deepen your musical understanding, whether you’re a professional musician or a keen amateur. More details here

SPECIAL OFFER £325 for the first 10 to book & £355 thereafter
Cuban Bata Trio

A course 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 of songs that require linking several different toques together.

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 in 2019

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.