Angel runs Paws Music, an organization dedicated to the pedagogy of Afro-Cuban percussion, from his mid-town studio where Cochran Ave. meets Pico Blvd. Before he started teaching tykes the rumba clave, however, Angel was a child prodigy who taught himself to play on kitchen pots and pans. Now a prominent performer of bongos, congas, batá, and timbales, he has collaborated and toured with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Mongo Santamaría, The Temptations, and Celia Cruz. After mastering salsa and rumba music, he traced the roots of his influences back to Africa via the Caribbean practice of Santería.
NEW! Saturdays Only 12p -1p
LATIN PERCUSSION BEGINNER'S CLASS
This class features Matt Goodwine and Angel Figueroa teaching their first one hour of non-stop, hands-on Latrin percussion instruction for beginners. Participants will utilize repetition, meditation and balance to develop healthy hands and a clear understanding of Latin percussion rhythm patterns. Classes are ongoing. All instruments are provided. $100/Month. (Drop-ins welcome! 1 Hour Class $30)
Saturdays & Sundays 9a-11a
LATIN PERCUSSION & BATÁ W/CANTOS
(2 HR COMPREHENSIVE CLASS)
The class features instruction on Latin percussion. It also features the rhythms & songs of the Afro-Latin religious, folkloric and secular traditions. Classes are ongoing. All instruments are provided. $200/Month. (Drop-ins welcome! 2 Hour Class $60)
To enroll in Angel's classes call (818) 810-PAWS (7297)
Saturdays & Sundays 11a-12p
PANDEIRO WITH FULL BRAZILIAN PERCUSSION
(1 HR COMPREHENSIVE SAMBA CLASS)
Master Carlinhos "Pandeiro de Ouro"'s class features instruction on the fundamentals of pandeiro, surdo, repinique, tam tam, cuica, berimbao, vocals, xansa, tamborim, snare drums (Caixa), agogo bells, ganzá, chocalho (shakers), and the and tambourine. The class may also cover more advanced pandeiro & quica technique. $100/Month. (Drop-ins welcome! 1 Hour Class $30)
To enroll in Carlinhos' class or schedule a private lesson, call or text Master Carlinhos de Oliveira at (310) 505-1476.