- Get the beat of one of Puerto Rico’s most iconic sounds
- Small groups for a high-quality lesson
- Visit the studio of a professional drummer
Held in the studio of a talented professional percussionist, this Puerto Rico gift experience is a perfect introduction to the island’s iconic Afro drumming music. As part of a small group workshop, you’ll learn the history of Afro drumming, and get plenty of opportunity to bang out your own rhythms too, quickly picking up techniques from a capable instructor. You can choose from Afro-Puerto Rican, Afro-Cuban or Afro-Brazilian drumming - the differences are subtle but important, try out various types of drum and other percussive instruments, and build your knowledge and ability in a comfortable and positive learning environment.
The studio is located in the vibrant artistic neighbourhood of Santurce in San Juan, where Afro drumming can often be heard in the streets and bars. You’ll pick up vital tips on how to find and keep the beat, and emerge with new skills, with no prior knowledge needed. This is a really fun class that’s bursting with energy and great vibes. We especially love how it also gives you an insight into the story behind the music, which will hopefully encourage participants to continue drumming in the future.