Percussion Workshops

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: 10th Feb 2018
Finish: 14th April NB No class on Easter Saturday 31st March.
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
Andreas Lepper
Target Market
6 -12 years  and Adults
(incl GST)
$150 for 6-8 years
$200 for 9-12 years
$200 for adults
enrol online

About Andreas Lepper

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.


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Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243