Explore Your Passion for Samba
Samba New York! functions behind the scenes as New York City's premier training ground for samba drummers — forming players for both its professional Show Group and its Bateria, an all-percussion ensemble offering recreational performing opportunities for students of all levels. In addition, over the years, Samba New York! has graduated numerous percussionists who have gone on to form their own organizations that have enriched the local Brazilian music scene. Our music courses in both Bateria and pagode styles, taught by Samba New York! Director Philip Galinsky, Ph.D., provide exceptional training in the art of samba rhythms, song, and culture in a supportive learning environment. We also offer private lessons in samba percussion for those seeking quicker progress.
Bateria Rehearsal Course
Instructor, Philip Galinsky, Ph.D.
Mondays, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Collective School of Music
541 Sixth Avenue
between 14th & 15th Streets
3rd Floor, Studio A
(Check in at 4th Floor Reception before each class)
New York, NY 10011
Package Rate: $100 (cash only) for all 8 classes (ONLY $12.50 per class); due in full on or by 7/9
Drop-In Rate: $20 (cash only) per individual class
This course is the formal rehearsal for the Samba New York! Bateria, an all-percussion ensemble that performs at some of NYC’s most exciting events.
The July/August edition of the course will be devoted to preparing for a Brazilian Day celebration on Sunday, September 2nd (details to be confirmed).
Who Can Join Our Bateria for Brazilian Day:
Any samba percussionists who have a basic command over their instrument and who learn the repertoire for the event at the course. All participants are expected to attend at least 6 of the 8 classes unless cleared with the Instructor in advance.
Details for the Event:
All details for the event are TBD. All players in our Bateria are requested to bring their own instruments and accessories, including straps, mallets, and sticks. Attire will be white pants, white shoes or white sneakers, and the current Samba New York! tee-shirt. If you don't have a shirt, you must order one by emailing us your preferred shirt size upon registering for the course. Shirts are $25 each.
Course Registration Details:
To register for the course, send us an email and include your full name, telephone number, and any experience with samba percussion. It is assumed that you will attend a minimum of 6 classes and perform at the Brazilian Day event on September 2nd (pending your eligibility) unless you indicate otherwise upon registration. Please bring a pair of drum sticks, ear plugs, and your own Bateria instrument if you have one to all classes. Some instruments are available to borrow on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please check in at The Collective School of Music reception desk on the 4th Floor before each class. The room may change on certain dates. A substitute may fill in for the regularly scheduled instructor as needed. All payments are nonrefundable. No credits will be granted for missed classes.
We look forward to having you join our Bateria!
Special Tamborim Course
Instructor, Philip Galinsky, Ph.D.
Thursdays, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funkadelic Music Studios
209 West 40th Street
between 7th & 8th Avenues
5th Floor, Studio 1
New York, NY 10018
Fee (cash only, due in full on or by 6/7):
$100 for all 4 classes / $30 for 1 class / $60 for 2 classes / $90 for 3 classes
If you’re intrigued by the tamborim — that small, fun, and technically exciting instrument so popular in samba — then this is the course for you!
The course will focus almost exclusively on the “carreteiro” rhythm — the typical turning pattern that the tamborins play in the samba schools of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and throughout Brazil. Don't miss this rare opportunity to finally learn this special technique! We will work on 3 different ways of playing “carreteiro,” starting at a slow tempo with each and gradually increasing speed. No prior experience is required.
Please bring your own tamborim and plastic stick (baqueta), if you have them, as well as ear plugs to every class. Some instruments may be available to borrow if requested upon registration.
To register for the course, send us an email and include your full name, telephone number, and any experience with samba percussion. Please specify which dates you will be attending. Sorry, no drop-ins.
The room may change on certain dates. A substitute may fill in for the regularly scheduled instructor as needed. All payments are nonrefundable. No credits will be granted for missed classes.
We look forward to playing the tamborim with you!