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Percussion at CE

Daniel Bauch
Frank Epstein
Jerry Leake
Aaron Tran


A Certificate of Meritand aProfessional Studies Certificate are available in classical percussion. A Jazz certificate is also available.  Check out our Certificates page for more information.


Introduction to Hand Drumming

Luis Herrera, Instructor
Sat. 11:00am - 12:00pm
1 credit: $725
Non-credit: $490

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.