Happy to share the first video from our session, July 10th, 2014: Kaoru Watanabe and I improvise, featuring a beautiful hamon set (created by Teppei Saito), gong, and bells. Audio and video by John Klepko, recorded at Timpano Percussion. Stay tuned, more to come! UPDATE: Here is the second video in the series, Kaoru’s beautiful […]

As 2012 comes to an end, I am really looking forward to seeing and playing with my friends from Los Angeles, On Ensemble, in early 2013. Gonna be a groovy start to the new year. We’ll be showcasing at APAP in New York city in January, with jolly taikoist and flutist extraordinaire, Kaoru Watanabe. APAP […]

I am very happy to be offering 3 group frame drum classes at Timpano-Percussion in Montreal!
Learn a selection of traditional and original rhythms and techniques on a variety of frame drums, such as the tar, riqq, bendir, tamburello, kanjira and lap-style drum. No experience required and drums will be provided for use during the workshops.
Sept. 23
Oct. 21
Nov.18
2pm to 4pm

$20 per workshop, special price of $50 for all three classes.
Reserve a spot: info@timpano-percussion.com
Info: (514) 528-9535

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I am very happy to be offering 3 group frame drum classes at Timpano-Percussion in Montreal!
Learn a selection of traditional and original rhythms and techniques on a variety of frame drums, such as the tar, riqq, bendir, tamburello, kanjira and lap-style drum. No experience required and drums will be provided for use during the workshops.
Sept. 23
Oct. 21
Nov.18
2pm to 4pm

$20 per workshop, special price of $50 for all three classes.
Reserve a spot: info@timpano-percussion.com
Info: (514) 528-9535

Comments Off on Frame Drum Workshops in Montreal

I am very happy to be offering 3 group frame drum classes at Timpano-Percussion in Montreal!
Learn a selection of traditional and original rhythms and techniques on a variety of frame drums, such as the tar, riqq, bendir, tamburello, kanjira and lap-style drum. No experience required and drums will be provided for use during the workshops.
Sept. 23
Oct. 21
Nov.18
2pm to 4pm

$20 per workshop, special price of $50 for all three classes.
Reserve a spot: info@timpano-percussion.com
Info: (514) 528-9535

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On August 10th, New York city based flutist and taiko artist Kaoru Watanabe will be visiting Montreal for a special event at Timpano-Percussion. Kaoru will instruct a taiko workshop open to the general public and we will do a short concert performance later in the evening, along with Barbara Merjan, taiko player from New York. This is a rare chance to experience the basics of Japanese drumming from one of North America’s best.
To reserve a place, contact: info@timpano-percussion.com

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Spent some time this week at Timpano Percussion, checking out the new Cooperman frame drums that are now in stock. Glen Velez model bodhran, SlapBack, pandeiro, daff, dayreh, and (my favourite) kanjira all sounding and looking fantastic! Cooperman have been taking particular care recently to adding new touches and stains, finishing the drums off with […]