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! is emerging 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 his over 25 years experience as a percussionist and ethnomusicologist specializing in Brazilian music with even more students all over the world.
The program currently features a series of unique intensive certificate courses on different samba percussion instruments. Please click here to register for, or for more information about, our upcoming 3rd Surdo Intensive Certificate Course, which explores this unique samba drum as it's played in the context of Rio's samba schools!
The project also features its own Learn To Play Samba YouTube channel, which we invite you to subscribe to and check regularly for inspiring content related to samba percussion!