Cuba Tours

MUSIC LESSONS IN CUBA

‘ Lessons for all abilities ’

 

Our music lessons are tailored to the individual, your prior experience and level you wish to attain. Here you will receive instruction in your chosen field and on your chosen instrument, working one on one with a Cuban teacher. The teachers are graduates from one of the specialist music schools in Cuba and are selected for their expertise on their instruments and teaching qualities.

These lessons can be from one week to one year, you can choose anything from Afro Cuban percussion to jazz improvisation or classical piano. You may also wish to mix and match instruments/lessons or choose some other studies to augment your program in language, circus, art or dance. Your imagination and desires are your limit.

Percussion lessons Cuban Cultural Travel

CUBAN PERCUSSION

Content: Practical

Approach to Cuban music, from its origins to the present, through lectures and music lessons.  Introduction to the different Cuban percussion instruments and ways of playing them. The students will learn different Cuban rhythms and exploration of polyrhythms. This can be through body percussion or percussion instruments.

OPTION 1

  • 15 hours
  • 5 days
  • 3 hours per day for 1 week
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$149

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CUBAN PERCUSSION FOR NON-PROFESSIONALS

Content: Practical

The lessons consist of one on one instruction on Cuban percussion instruments. Conga, Bongo, Timbale, Bata or Guiro.

OPTION 1

  • 50 hours
  • 10 days
  • 5 hours per day for 2 weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$298

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CUBAN PERCUSSION FOR PROFESSIONALS

Content: Practical

This is for musicians with a strong percussion background.

The lessons consist of one on one instruction on Cuban percussion instruments. Conga, Bongo, Timbale, or Guiro.

OPTION 1

  • 50 hours
  • 10 days
  • 5 hours per day for 2 weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$298

Havana jazz cafe

CUBAN JAZZ IMPROVISATION

Content: Practical

This course requires competency on a pitched instrument.

You will learn the fundamentals of improvising both rhythmically and harmonically. The complexity depends on the proficiency of the individual student.

OPTION 1

  • 15 hours
  • 5 days
  • 3 hours per day for 1 week
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$149

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AFRO-CUBAN PERCUSSION

Content: Practical

Afro-Cuban music of Yaruba,Bantu, and Arara origins shown through percussion with demonstrations of all its variations.  Presentations and lessons on Afro-Cuban percussion instruments and their methods of performance. Students will learn the most important rhythms, polyrhythms and improvisation. The course also includes visits to players of these instruments.

OPTION 1

  • 80 hours
  • 20 days
  • 4 hours per day for 4 weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$425

OPTION 2

  • 40 hours
  • 10 days
  • 4 hours per day for 2 weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$310

percussion lessons Cuban Cultural Travel

PERCUSSION AND THE CUBAN SON

Content: Practical

This is an opportunity to study Cuban Son through its percussion instruments and associated rhytms. This course will study the evolution of the Son and variations like Changui and Sucusucu, running  from it’s origins to the present.

OPTION 1

  • 80 hours
  • 20 days
  • 4 hours per day for 4 weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$425

OPTION 2

  • 40 hours
  • 10 days
  • 4 hours per day for 2 weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$310

Cuban percussionist/dancers

CUBAN FOLKLORIC SONGS

Content: Practical

This course looks at the chants and songs from the Yaruba, Bantu and other traditional African groups. You will study the repertoire, the meanings and the subtle inflections nescesary for the authentic performance, all given by masters in Cuban folkloric chants.

OPTION 1

  • 80 hours
  • 20 days
  • 4 hours per day for 4 weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$425

OPTION 2

  • 40 hours
  • 10 days
  • 4 hours per day for 2 weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$310

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CUBAN POPULAR MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS

Content: Practical/Theoretical

This course looks at the essential characteristics of Salsa, danzon, Mambo, ChaChaCha Rhytms in both theory and practice. The complexity of the instruction will be depend on the experience of the students.

OPTION 1

  • 80 hours
  • 20 days
  • 4 hours per day for 4 weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$425

OPTION 2

  • 40 hours
  • 10 days
  • 4 hours per day for 2 weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$310

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CUBAN SONGS REPERTOIRE

Content: Practical/Theoretical

This course looks at the importance of the Cuban song in Cuba and internationally. You will become acquainted with the wide repertoire of Cuban songs  through performance and demonstration.

OPTION 1

  • 80 hours
  • 20 days
  • 4 hours per day for 4 weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$425

OPTION 2

  • 40 hours
  • 10 days
  • 4 hours per day for 2 weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • Accomodation packages available with breakfast and dinner from $90/week

$310

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