Classes are currently taught in Berkeley, California.
Beginning and intermediate level classes
in private and/or group situations are offered.
We are also available to teach workshops elsewhere.
For more information, please contact Richard Taylor:
email: Click here to email us.
- Finding the groove
- Playing with others
- Creating non-verbal conversations
- Improvisation techniques
- Ensemble playing - introductions, breaks, conclusions
- Rumba (Yambu, Guaguanco, and Columbia)
Primary instructor Richard Taylor has extensively studied hand drumming for 18 years. He has studied with a variety of teachers including members of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas and Afro-Cuba de Matanzas, Changuito, Lazaro Ros, C.K. Ledzepko, and Tata Güines. He is currently trying out for various local bands.
He teaches using a systematic method that allows students to begin simply and work their way up to more advanced rhythms. He teaches each student using a custom based lesson plan that emphasizes the students strengths and goals.