Hand Drumming Lessons in Puerto Vallarta, Mexicooffered by supplier M15246 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 20 people
Specialty Categories: Dance, Music and Opera
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1595 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1995 US Dollar (USD)
This is a one-of-a-kind gathering in a truly idyllic setting, Steve Leicach And Tony Vacca.
Join us for a magical week of experiencing world percussion in the tropical beauty of Boca de Tomatlan and the surrounding region of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with masters of drumming and percussion, Steve Leicach and Tony Vacca.
The Voice of the Drum is an inspirational, joyful, community building, noncompetitive experience. No prior drumming or musical experience is necessary. Both beginning and experienced drummers feel welcome in this spirited event. Authentic instruments such as a West African Balafon, large gongs, and smaller hand percussion instruments will be provided. Each participant needs to bring their own drum though, either a Conga drum, Djembe drum, or Ashiko drum, due to travel logistics.
Not a drummer or have a non-drumming partner, but still want to enjoy the magic of this week and ride the rhythms – no problem. Come and soak up the sounds and all the great excursions and experiences… or dance, draw, paint or move to the beat in your own way. No pressure here, (though you may end up tapping your feet, pounding a table or picking up a brush or stick and find yourself in “entrainment” without even realising it).
Join master drummers Steve Leicach and Tony Vacca for a 5 day workshop retreat of inspiring world percussion music experience in the rejuvenating and ideal environment. This exciting experience includes study in a wide spectrum of percussion music styles ranging from traditional African, Afro-Caribbean, and Brazilian drumming, to contemporary funk, jazz, and hip hop. Participants learn rhythms from indigenous people including rites of passage, planting and harvest, healing trance, as well as original funky ensemble rhythm compositions. We balance our time together by focusing on percussion rhythms and compositions, technical aspects of drumming techniques, and explorations in self -expression through drumming improvisation and creativity. Depending upon interest, participants may also choose to experience the centering and balancing energy of an etheric gong ensemble.
Throughout the week we spend the majority of our time learning and playing together in a group ensemble format, allowing for plenty of individual attention within this context. Steve and Tony will also provide special help sessions where we focus on specific skills and areas where participants need extra help and attention. Our time together is heart centered, energizing, relaxing, inspirational, and nurturing to the spirit. The Voice of the Drum reconnects us to a vibrant and primal essence of life, joyful community expression and connection, and the healing power of drumming!
Supplemental Tour Information:
This workshop retreat offers:
Traditional multi-part percussion ensemble music from indigenous people of the world;
Playing techniques for hand and stick drums, Balafon, gongs, and other percussion instruments;
The healing nature and trance inducing properties of drumming;
Funky contemporary percussion ensemble;
Songs, chants, and dances to accompany rhythms;
Group and individual instruction;
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Round trip ground transportation from P.V. airport and the Casa
- 7 nights accommodation
- 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners at ocean side restaurant
- 6 Days of art workshops - each day from 9am to noon in the studio and 3 pm to 6 in the field or studio, as well as some evenings - Noon to 3 pm is for siesta or other activities of your choosing - 36 hours of art workshop time
- 2 picnic day trip excursions - hiking or boating to destinations for snorkeling, swimming, waterfalls, art making and exploration
- Trip to Mt. town of El Tuito for sketching and plain air painting and lunch at Altamira Hacienda Restaurant
- 1 evening excursion to Puerto Vallarta for Gallery Walk Tour, shopping and city life.
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Owned and operated by husband and wife Robert Masla and Monica Levine. Masla is an award winning internationally exhibited artist. He has been an exhibiting professional artist and educator for over 35 years; his work is in numerous discerning private and corporate collections. His teaching experience is extensive,...