Percussion Workshops with Andreas Lepper
Andreas Lepper is legendary in the world of percussion and we are delighted to have him on the team. He has planned 3 specific programmes for kids and adults. Andreas is also available for individual lessons for anyone interested. Please ask us about this if interested.
6-8 year old children -45 min sessions
This is a fun- filled class for talented and focused kids; introducing them to and exploring a large variety of authentic percussion instruments via rhythm charts , musical games, analysis/’remix’ of favorite tunes, improvisation and spontaneous composition, etc. The participants will be introduced to basic stick/hand techniques, reading of rhythm-notation, the importance of counting, basic etiquette for playing in ensembles (rehearsal and performance) and more.
9-12 year old young people -60 min sessions
All of the above listed contents plus exploring more complex charts of Latin-American rhythms, basic composition of ‘grooves’, further basic techniques for playing congas, bongo, cajon, bells, shakers, guiro etc. We’ll be working on odd time-signatures, dynamics, analysis of selected world music rhythms and more.
Adults -60 min sessions
The participants will be introduced to and then immersed in Latin-American percussion via authentic charts and audio-joys/challenges. Joyful learning of basic playing techniques on surdo, caixa, agogo, tamborim, conga, bongo, maracas, guiro etc will create a group of budding percussionists, ready to jam intelligently and perform …. (individual lessons are on offer)
All groups are preparing for a end of term/year performance.
Timetable and Enrolment
|Start: 14 Oct|
Finish: 16 Dec NB No class on Labour Weekend 21st Oct.
6-8 years 1.15pm – 2.00pm
9-12 years 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Adults 3.00pm – 4.00pm
|Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre CL1|
|6 -12 years and Adults|
|$150 for 6-8 years|
$200 for 9-12 years
$200 for adults
About Andreas Lepper
Andreas Lepper is a Wellington musician/percussionist of German origins. Apart from founding and/or working with – a number of local bands of various genres, including the amazing Balkanistas, he passionately teaches and facilitates percussion sessions with groups from all walks of life (children of all ages, special needs, mental health patients, dancers, actors, corporate clients etc). Mainly self-taught he studied percussion in Cuba and collaborated with Vanessa May, Gareth Farr, Don McLashan to name a few.