Explore Your Passion for Samba
Since 2003, Samba New York! has served as New York City's premier training ground for samba drummers. Our academy has regularly formed in-house players for our professional Show Group and student-based Bateria, while also graduating numerous other percussionists, some of whom have become leaders of their own organizations that have enriched the local Brazilian music scene over the years.
In 2020, Samba New York! emerged as a leader yet again with the launch of its innovative online project dedicated to the study, practice, and appreciation of samba percussion called "Learn To Play Samba." This cutting-edge program allows Director, Philip Galinsky, Ph.D. to share his passion for samba and over 25 years experience as a percussionist and ethnomusicologist specializing in Brazilian music with even more learners all over the world.
As a part of the Learn To Play Samba project, in 2020 and early 2021, we offered three different intensive certificate courses on the pandeiro, repinique, and 3rd surdo, respectively. And in July-December 2021, we launched our first-ever Samba Challenge Workshop Series in partnership with Contemporânea. The Learn To Play Samba project also features its own YouTube channel, which we invite you to subscribe to and check regularly for inspiring content related to samba percussion!
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Samba New York! will be resuming our in-person Bateria Rehearsal classes starting in June 2022, and you're invited to join us!!! Whether you're a veteran of samba percussion or a complete newbie, anyone of any skill or experience level is welcome. This series will be devoted to reforming the Bateria, working on the fundamentals of technique and groove, and learning repertoire. See below for all the details.
SUMMER BATERIA REHEARSAL COURSE
Philip Galinsky, Ph.D.
Founder & Director, Samba New York!
Dates [ALL FRIDAYS]:
June 3, 10, 17
July 1, 8, 15, 22
August 5, 12
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
209 West 40th Street
Between 7th & 8th Avenues
5th Floor, Studio 1, NYC
What To Bring:
Participants are asked to bring their own samba percussion instrument(s), a pair of drum sticks, and ear plugs. A limited number of smaller instruments may be available to borrow on a first-come-first-served basis.
How To Register:
Send an email to Info@SambaNewYork.com and include your full name, the instrument you plan to bring (if applicable), and any experience you may have with samba percussion (none is required). Please specifiy whether you will be taking all 9 classes ("Full Package") or attending individual classes ("Drop-in"). To complete your registration, kindly make your payment as indicated below.
$225 for the Full Package (all 9 classes) - due in full by Thursday, 6/2
$30 per individual class (Drop-in) - due before each class attended
Venmo: @Philip-Galinsky-1 (Phone number: 917-684-9447)
Zelle: Philip Galinsky (Email: Info@SambaNewYork.com)
A substitute may fill in for the regularly scheduled instructor as needed.
Due to the rising number of COVID cases and for the protection of everyone involved, this Course has a mandatory mask policy for all participants while they are in Studio 1. Until further notice, Funkadelic Studios itself has no mask requirement, so while outside of Studio 1, students may wear a mask or not at their own discretion. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
All payments are nonrefundable. No refunds or credits will be granted for missed classes or any other reason.
We look forward to having you join our Bateria!