2022 Katumba Drumming Tasters & Beginners Courses!
Come and experience Liverpool’s Katumba Drumming Tasters and Beginners Courses!
We’d love you to check us out! Our community band ‘Katumba Bloco’ truly represents what Liverpool is about; welcoming to all, fun, colourful, and full of character – with a Brazilian spirit (and a real Brazilian as your teacher!!!)
Drumming Taster Sessions
If you want to drum your heart out with Katumba but you’re brand new (or you don’t want to commit to practice 😜) our Drumming Tasters might be perfect for you! Experience all the thrill and fun of drumming with a Brazilian band in a short taster session that’s open to all – no matter how new!
Check back here or have a look at our schedule to see when our next taster is. Tickets to these tasters always book up fast, so get yours before they’re gone!
BEGINNERS COURSES – No experience needed!
Join us for fun both on and off the drums! Our Beginners Courses give you a taste of all the elements that are part of our Katumba drumming life, and always with the aim of accessibility to all, supporting your wellbeing, and having loads of fun!
EveryBODY is invited (18+) – no experience necessary, and complete beginners completely welcome!18
We are also encouraging people of different ethnicities to take part – whilst we have drummers from all over the world, we always make an effort to increase our diversity.
**As part of our conscious effort to increase diversity in our band, we have reserved free and discounted places for those from ethnic minority backgrounds, asylum seekers, and those on low or no income. Please email us for a discounted ticket at email@example.com **
BEGINNER’S COURSE: INTRO TO KATUMBA DRUMMING & MOVEMENT PART 1
When: Tuesday 8th February – Tuesday 15th March (6 week course). If the course becomes fully booked please get in touch with us – if there are lots of people interested we may open up another day/time.
Times: 6.30pm-8pm (6.15pm arrival)
Content: The first stage of every Katumba drummer’s learning journey! A 6-week introduction to rhythm, technique, our cultural influences and how our music interconnects with the Afro-Brazilian movement, exploring the foundations of our vibrant style!
Cost: £65 / £39* for the whole 6-week course (for discounted spaces please scroll to the bottom of this section). Price includes a free pair of drumsticks!
What Do I Need: All equipment is provided (thoroughly disinfected before and after use).
How to Book: Head to our classes page here and follow the instructions on how to sign up and book online.
What Next: You’ll receive a confirmation email of your booking and another email nearer the time with more details. Feel free to check out our free tutorials on Youtube for a little teaser of what to expect!
PLEASE NOTE: our courses get booked up quickly as spaces are limited – don’t miss out on your chance to come drum with us!
DISCOUNTED RATES & SCHOLARSHIPS
*FREE spaces for those experiencing financial hardship, including asylum seekers and refugees.
Subsidised places for those on low incomes (as defined by the UK government DWP as a combined household figure of £304 per week (full time) or less than £15,000 per year before tax).
TO BOOK get in touch here or call 07794743936 (Mon-Fri 9-5) and just tell us which applies to you/your circumstance (no evidence of earnings etc needed) to receive the discount code. If you need technical support please email us or use the contact form on our website.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Ritchie Tunstall is the Co-founder and Musical Director of Katumba Drumming & Movement, recognised nationally and internationally for his knowledgeable, inclusive and caring approach. Click here to learn more about Ritchie.
Juliana Pinheiro Landim is a musician, mover and certified yoga teacher from Recife, Brazil – she’s also the Creative & Movement Director of Katumba Drumming & Movement – and our Co-Founder. Juliana’s teaching approach is one of inclusivity and accessibility so you can feel successful in YOUR body. Click here to learn more about Juliana.
I am a student – does that count as low income?
Yes, absolutely. All those who count as students/concessions are welcome to pay the low income rate. Please get in touch here.
What does “Intro To The Katumba Experience” mean?
After the “Intro To Katumba Experience”, you can choose to continue on your learning pathway and join us on our journey by becoming a Katumba Member.
Do I need to do this course to join the band?
Yes. Unless you are already a very experienced percussionist, this is the best route for you to join the band.
By doing this course will I be in the band?
No – there are several parts to your learning journey and it will take some time before you are ready to perform as part of the band. It also depends on what drums are available. However, you will absolutely be part of our Katumba community, and we welcome everybody with open arms!