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, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Collective School of Music
541 Sixth Avenue
between 14th & 15th Streets
3rd Floor, Studio 5
(Check in at 4th Floor Reception before each class)
New York, NY 10011
Package Rate: $75 (cash only) for all 6 classes (ONLY $12.50 per class); due in full on or by 5/6
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 May/June edition of the course will be devoted to preparing for 2 events: the NYC Dance Parade on Saturday, 5/18 and Samba New York's King of the Drums Samba Party at DROM on Friday, 6/14.
Who Can Join Our Bateria for the NYC Dance Parade and King of the Drums Samba Party:
Any samba percussionists or students who have a basic command over their instrument and who learn the repertoire for the event at our classes are welcome to perform.
Details for the Events:
Call Time for the NYC Dance Parade on 5/18 is 12:00 Noon at a location in Manhattan TBD. Our performance in the Parade should finish by 4:00 PM at the latest. Call Time for the King of the Drums Samba Party on 6/14 is 5:30 PM at DROM (85 Avenue A between 5th & 6th Streets, NYC). All players in our Bateria are expected to bring their own instruments and accessories, including straps, mallets, and sticks, to both events. Dress code for both events is white pants, white shoes or white sneakers (any comfortable shoes are fine for the Dance Parade), and a Samba New York! tee-shirt. If you do not have a shirt, please specify which size you will need 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, cell phone number, and any experience with samba percussion. It is assumed that you will attend a minimum of 4 classes and perform with Samba New York! at the NYC Dance Parade on 5/18 and at our King of the Drums Samba Party at DROM on 6/14 (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 in the classes only.
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!