Attention: Paws Music Academy LA group classes have been discontinued. For infomation or private instruction text (818) 810-PAWS/7297.

Angel Luís Figueroa runs the Paws Music Academy, 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.


Due to low enrollment,  Paws Music Academy LA group classes have been discontinued.

To schedule a private lesson, call or text Master Carlinhos "Pandeiro de Ouro" de Oliveira at (310) 505-1476.

HOW TO PLAY PANDEIRO DVD                                                  by Carlinhos "Pandeiro de Ouro" de Oliveira

Master Carlinhos "Pandeiro de Ouro" de Oliveira is unmatched on the Brazilian pandeiro hand drum. His DVD is packed full of rhythms from all over Brazil! This DVD includes a full prodution video of Carlinhos "Pandeiro de Ouro's" song, "Para Quem Pode", produced by Roger Poirier. Also included are several Jam Sessions with his students, that feature the actual rhythms being taught on the How to Play Pandeiro DVD. 

DVD List Price: $27.19 

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