Katumba online drumming
Katumba online drumming

Courses

Katumba courses range from Beginner drumming to further development for established drummers, samba drummers and street bands – in movement, dance, technique and theory.

Katumba has developed on the last year of online teaching, high quality sound technologies and multi camera angles to make your learning experience stimulating, easy to absorb and as immersive as our in person offerings! Check out our upcoming courses below:

Movement for Drummers – Level 1

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START DATE: Monday 15th March – Monday 19th April (6 weeks)

TIME: 6pm-7pm every Monday

WHERE: Zoom and Youtube links provided for you to choose! We’ll also record each session for you to catch up with or keep for practice.

AGE: 16+

PRICE: £55 *scholarships available

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Carnival style drumming is done standing up and moving, not sat down!  In this culture, the body is often forgotten and neglected despite being the main vehicle for us making music! In this 6 week course will provide you with the foundation to explore, improve and express your playing whilst feeling more at ease in your body, connecting you to your instrument in a completely different way & (re)igniting your passion for moving as you play. You’ll explore the intrinsic relationship between music and movement & it’s profound impact on your wellbeing, whilst giving you a community of like-minded drummers to connect with weekly around the activity you love so much.

Katumba stands out for its explosion of rhythmic revelry and spectacular choreography.  The Katumba Movement programme, devised by Brazilian musician, yoga teacher, and all over movement explorer Juliana Landim, goes beyond learning steps and developing choreography: it (re)connects your musicality to your body, experiencing how beats and movement correlate from its very origins, (re)connecting pathways between your brain and your body that will help you way beyond your paying, increasing cognitive abilities, freedom of movement, mobility, flexibility, and endurance during your playing-all in a fun, accessible and engaging way!

In Level 1, we’ll

  • identify & connect different tempos to the body and develop the ‘human metronome’
  • link rhythmic understanding in the body (Musicality of Movement)
  • use dynamics to break away from self-imposed movement limitations
  • prepare the body for playing
  • learn specific stretches & conditioning movements for drummers – adapted to your body
  • explore the creative process; the 6 basic steps
  • utilise arm movements: clicks, pauses, tricks.

All with a inclusive approach, making you feel successful in YOUR body.

Level 2 & 3 coming soon (please order to join the next level, you must have completed Level 1 to progress further.

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • EVERY WEEK begins with an ONLINE zoom coaching session focused on a specific topic (this is LIVE but a recording will also be sent to you in case you miss a session/want to refer back to it)
  • Recordings of specific sections for you to practice at home anytime
  • PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP to post weekly highlight/focus, ask questions throughout the week, connect with each other and the teacher
  • Posting your WEEKLY ACTIVITIES in our FACEBOOK COMMUNITY GROUP will keep you accountable, inspire your creativity, and allow for peer feedback
  • PLAYING & MOVING together

ABOUT THE TEACHER

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.

Experiencing music and movement as one since her childhood in Brazil, it was while recovering from an accident that left her wheelchair bound that Juliana deepened her studies on the relationship between anatomy, rhythm and movement-and finetuned her technique that not only aided in her recovery but also defined the formation of Katumba Drumming & Movement.

In her workshops & masterclasses, she shares her technique on an individual and collective level drawing on her native traditions of Orixas, Caboclinho, Maracatu, Samba Reggae, Samba de Roda as well as hip hop, funk, etc… All with the intention of nurturing the mind-body connection and improving the wellbeing of all participants.

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.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

We understand financial situations are varied. We will be offering a limited number of discounted spots. Contact us here with your name, your story AND what you can fairly pay.

CLICK TO BOOK

 

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Drumming Technique and Theory – Level 1

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START DATE: Monday 15th March – Monday 19th April (6 weeks)

TIME: 7:30pm-8:30pm every Monday

WHERE: Zoom and Youtube links provided for you to choose! We’ll also record each session for you to catch up with or keep for practice.

AGE: 12+

PRICE: £55 *scholarships available

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Learn the Katumba method of playing and getting the most out of your drumming! Developed by a professional percussionist with over 20 years of experience in the music industry and in making music learning accessible to all, Ritchie Tunstall is known for his unique delivery of  drumming technique and theory, even for those who are complete beginners.

This 6 week course will develop your foundation to be a more confident drummer, reconnecting you to why you drum, providing you with the tools for you to get the most out of the percussive instrument you chose and (re)igniting your passion for playing, giving you a community of like-minded drummers to connect with weekly, around the activity you love so much.

Content is based around the core exercises and basic theory of drumming, stick control and rhythmical understanding and is perfect for community level drummers wanting to improve their playing.

In Level 1, we’ll 

  • establish proper stick grip and technique
  • learn important and fundamental warm up exercises
  • stretch and condition the muscle groups used
  • explore the mechanics behind drumming

Level 2 & 3 coming soon (please order to join the next level, you must have completed Level 1 to progress further.

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • Full e-booklet with drumming exercises
  • EVERY WEEK begins with an ONLINE zoom coaching session focused on a specific topic (this is LIVE but a recording will also be sent to you in case you miss a session/can  refer back to it)
  • PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP to post weekly highlight/focus, ask questions, connect with each other and the teacher
  • Posting your WEEKLY ACTIVITIES in our COMMUNITY GROUP will keep you accountable, inspire your creativity, and allow for peer feedback
  • PLAYING & PRACTICING together

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Ritchie Tunstall is the Co-foundeer 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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We understand financial situations are varied. We will be offering a limited number of discounted spots. Contact us here with your name, your story AND what you can fairly pay.

CLICK TO BOOK

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Combined Course: Drumming Technique and Movement – Level 1

Take part in both our current online courses at a reduced price!

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START DATE: Monday 15th March – Monday 19th April (6 weeks)

TIME: Two sessions per week, 6pm-7pm & 7:30pm-8:30pm every Monday

WHERE: Zoom and Youtube links provided for you to choose! We’ll also record each session for you to catch up with or keep for practice.

AGE: 16+

PRICE: £80 *scholarships available

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ABOUT THE COURSE

This combined course includes everything you see above, taught by the same facilitators, at exactly the same time. On request, we wanted to offer a reduced price to access both courses for those that want to!

Movement (6pm):

Explore the intrinsic relationship between music and movement & its profound impact on your wellbeing, whilst giving you a community of like-minded drummers to connect with weekly around the activity you love so much.

Technique & Theory (7:30pm):

Build on your foundation to be a more confident drummer, reconnecting you to why you drum, providing you with the tools for you to get the most out of the percussive instrument you chose and (re)igniting your passion for playing!

SCHOLARSHIPS

We understand financial situations are varied. We will be offering a limited number of discounted spots. Contact us here with your name, your story AND what you can fairly pay.

Any questions? Get in touch here.


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