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"Paws Music Academy is the best Latin music school west of the Mississippi!" Joe Taglieri of the Los Angeles Times Magazine

UNIT ONE - Latin Percussion
This unit covers SECULAR genres; e.g., cumbia,
salsa, merengue, reggaetón, bolero, Latin rock,
bachata, bomba, plena, and many more!

Paws Music Online Latin percussion classes are clear and concise to save you time. We set up the course curriculum so you can go at your own pace. Most classes are just 15-20 minutes long and each is a building block in our Latin percussion pyramid. The student can expect to learn how to play all the parts of the most popular Latin rhythm genres. You will learn the names of the parts of each rhythm, as well as, its tempo, its time signature and the approximate BPMs.

UNIT ONE - Once a Week for 3 Months
Latin Percussion
Price: $250/Per Month

12 Classes, 7 Worksheets
Lifetime Access to Unit 1 Materials & Class Videos
Location: To Be Announced

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"The best Advanced Latin Percussion class ever!" Joshua Bojarski, Arizona State University

UNIT TWO - Advanced Latin Percussion
This unit is a training program that expands student knowledge
and abilities in the folkloric and secular realms.

Our Advanced Latin Percussion unit is a training that can be as intense or subdued as you prefer. It takes patience, perseverance, dedication and a healthy respect for the societal norms of the people from many cultures. Some of the students that have completed their training with this unit have gone on to play with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, the BBC Symphony, on Broadway, Pink, Maxwell, Brian McKnight, Shawn Rivera of Az Yet and many more.

UNIT TWO - Once a Week for 5 Months 
Advanced Latin Percussion
Price: $500/Per Month

20 Classes, 7 Videos, 12 Worksheets & 1 Book
Lifetime Access to Unit 2 Materials & Class Videos
Location: To Be Announced

The Paws Music Academy Latin Band Is On Fire!

UNIT THREE - Latin Band
This unit puts you in an ensemble with a secular music foundation; e.g., salsa, merengue, songo, plena, cumbia, bomba, bolero and many more!

Our Latin Ensemble unit offers a virtual immersion into the exclusive experience of a being a Latin band member. Using music notation, vocal training and many hours of practice videos to virtually place you in a Latin band. You can play all of the genres or concentrate on the several that fit your music career plans. 

UNIT THREE - Once a Week for 3 Months 
Latin Band
Price - $300/Per Month

12 Classes & 5 Worksheets
Lifetime Access to Unit 3 Materials & Class Videos
Location: To Be Announced

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Recording Studio Program 

UNIT FOUR - Recording Studio Program
Participants will learn studio techniques and
popular apps of the recording process.

The recording studio is a vast jungle of wires, cables, electronic gear, audio equipment, instruments, computers and specialized skills. To navigate this treacherous environment each student must learn studio etiquette, proper mic technique, basic mixing tactics, mastering principles and a slew of computer programs that facilitate it all. Coming just short of being a music production class, this unit prepares students for work as a recording musician in the music industry.

UNIT FOUR - Once a Week for 2 Months
Recording Studio Program
Price - $150/Per Month

8 Classes & 7 Worksheets
Lifetime Access to Unit 4 Materials & Class Videos
Location: To Be Announced

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Private Instruction on par with the best in the industry.

UNIT FIVE - Once a Week
Private Instruction
Price - $555/Per Month

ONE Private Weekly Class / Duration: 2 Hours
Paws Music Online Worksheets That Are Associated With Your Private Instruction 
Lifetime Access to Unit 5 Materials & Videos
Location: To Be Announced

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Angel Luís Figueroa & Thaddeus Gallizzi play batá.

UNIT SIX - Batá Drum Rhythms 
The batá drums employ poly meter to create the scaffolding upon which multiple time signatures are played simultaneously. This class is a must do! 

Batá drumming requires 3 drummers. The rhythms of the batá are as mesmerizing as they are dense with information. The batá are religious drums that originated in Nigeria. Afro-Cuban slaves transformed them into what they are today. Practice on these drums gives the player a strong sense of confidence and experience playing poly meters. Camaraderie in musicianship is essential to playing batá and a valuable trait in the music industry.

UNIT SIX - Once a Week, Ongoing
Batá Drum Rhythms
Price - $321/Per Month

27 Videos, 5 Worksheets & 3 Books (All Earned)
Lifetime Access to Unit 6 Materials & Videos
Location: Saturdays at Santa Monica Beach, South of SM Pier

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"I was a nervous squirrel until I took Angel's Rhythm Therapy Workshop!" David Henry Gotler

UNIT SEVEN - Rhythm Therapy
This unit concentrates on practice techniques 
that make the task fun and deeply spiritual.

There are many research study proven reasons why playing a steady consistent rhythm for hours at a time may be good for your health. This unit explores your self discipline, concentration, awareness of your physical state and your spiritual development. The instructor will guide you through the practice until you feel you are ready to go it alone.

UNIT SEVEN - Once a Week, Ongoing
Rhythm Therapy
Price - $150/Per Month

One Weekly Class / Duration: 1 Hour
1 Practice Worksheet Per Month & 1 Book
Lifetime Access to Unit 7 Materials & Class Videos
Location: To Be Announced

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An apprenticeship is a sacred relationship between a master craftsperson and their apprentice.

UNIT EIGHT - Apprenticeships Online
Apprenticeships are auditioned throughout the
year and continue for two to three years in length.

An apprenticeship can make a huge difference in an industry chok full of posers and wannabees. If you have a career in mind as a Latin percussionist, an apprenticeship is the clear choice. 

Latin Music Apprenticeship
Price - $1,000/Per Month

Two Private Weekly Classes / Duration: 2 Hours
All Paws Music Online Academy Books
Lifetime Access to Unit 8 Materials & Videos
Location: To Be Announced

Paws Music Online Academy Pledge

The Paws Music Online Academy is a safe space and an excellent learning environment. Our faculty pride themselves on elevating their students with a proper dress code, positive vernacular and an uplifting demeanor. All instructors will be kind, courteous, respectful and dedicated to your musical progress.

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