Do you want to learn drums and percussion?
Check out a lesson with Erik → a 30 minute FREE trial lesson awaits you!
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Erik teaches individual and group lessons, workshops and lectures, privately and in institutions.
Lessons are available in English, Spanish, French, German and Luxembourgish.
Individual classes are available to all levels, from beginners to advanced.
ONLINE - Zoom, Skype, Facetime, Whatsapp and Wechat 微信
PDF handouts will be shared during and after the lessons.
Requirements: Good internet connection, headphones, camera, video chat software.
Suggestions: Tripod for phone/camera, notebook/music sheets, high-speed internet.
IN THE STUDIO - Welcome to one of my two practice studios
Either in Bourglinster, Luxembourg or Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Classic face-to-face lessons. PDF handouts will be provided.
AT HOME - I can pass by your own place and teach you at home!
Suggestions: Have your own instrument and a place suited for drums & percussion.
- Drum set
- Congas & Bongós
- Afro-cuban batá drums
- Brazilian percussion
- Small percussion
- Basic music theory
- Transcriptions based on a rhythmic perspective
- Latin music arrangements
- Music history
WORKSHOPS and GROUP CLASSES
Erik also teaches workshops for groups, as well as lectures and masterclasses.
Examples of workshops:
- Afro-cuban folklore ensemble (min. 3 people)
- Flamenco percussion: Cajón and Palmas (min. 3 people)
- Brazilian Batucada group (min. 6 people)
- Salsa / Brazilian / Latin Jazz band (min. piano, bass, percussion)
Examples of lectures:
- Latin Music: General history and music theory
- Afro-Cuban Folklore: A journey from Africa to Cuba
- Cuban / Brazilian music, history and culture
- South-American music topics
- Flamenco heritage and influences
XINGHAI CONSERVATORY / 星海音乐学院
From 2017 to 2019, Erik worked as a music teacher at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, in Guangzhou, China. He also created and coordinated a World music department at the same conservatory.
At Xinghai, Erik taught Latin drums and percussion, as well as diverse lectures on World music and Latin music topics, Afro-cuban and Brazilian music ensembles and Brazilian Batucada.
The conservatory is located in the Higher Education Mega Center of Guangzhou, China.
In addition, Erik has been active as a substitute teacher in the Latin music department at Codarts Rotterdam, in the Netherlands and at the music school of Echternach, in Luxembourg.