Over the past decade music in the United States has been influenced by the music of other nations at an increasingly rapid rate. In particular, the addition of culturally diverse percussion instruments to the mix has been immense. At the North Carolina School of Percussion, we offer instruction covering a wide range of what has come to be known as “World Music”.
As with all NCSP instruction tracks, the progressive development of performance techniques and reading skills are combined with an understanding of the historical background of each instrument to allow the student to quickly explore and master the authentic techniques, rhythmic content, and styles associated with each instrument and instrument group.
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From African djembe and dun-dun, to Cuban and Puerto Rican congas, bongos, and timbales to Chilean cajons, to the European bodhran, to Brazilian surdo, repinique, and pandeiro, to Middle Eastern riqs and doumbeks, our World Music instruction tracks focus on individual areas, or can be combined to allow the student to develop a solid understanding and performance ability across a wide range of instruments.
"I play in a band and I wanted my son to learn to play Mexican pop music so we could play together. He is doing very well at congas and has taught me some things about the music as well! He plays at church too and is only 8. He is now teaching me how to read music better."
Offering quality music lessons in : Snare Drum, Drum Set, Marching Percussion, Timpani, Congas, Djembe, Afro-Cuban Percussion, Brazilian Percussion, Marimba, Steel drum, and Vibraphone.