Studentswishing to broaden their musical training whether general or expert cando so through private instruction. Private classical and jazz instruction is offered by highly qualified and experienced faculty. Lessons range from 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Lessons are open to everyone and you can enroll at anytime. Please contact the Continuing Education Office at 617-585-1701 or ContinuingEducation@necmusic.edu for more information.
Introduction to Hand Drumming
Luis Herrera, Instructor
Sat. 11:00am - 12:00pm
1 credit: $700
This course serves as an introduction to the various styles of Latin and Afro-Cuban hand drumming that a percussionist may encounter, such as Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero, Guaguanco, Merengue, Plena, and other styles. Instruments covered in the course will be primarily congas and bongos, as well as guiros, cowbells, claves, and timbales. The performance-based course includes group technical instruction, stylistic considerations, improvising, and performing as an ensemble, giving students the necessary knowledge for any situation they may encounter.