Hola! Nice that you are interested in drums and percussion! My name is Erik and I’m a Spanish-Luxembourgish drummer and percussionist. My passion for the huge and beautiful world of percussion drove me to China and back and if you are interested too, I’d be glad to guide and teach you the ways of drumming.
I teach a wide range of percussion instruments such as: drum-set, congas, timbales, cajón, batá drums and many more.
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In some cases it’s best to listen and play, focusing on each other’s interactions while playing. In other cases, it makes more sense to use books and handouts. In my lessons you can expect a mix between these teaching styles, as I consider both an important part of music education.
The musical styles I teach range from Caribbean and South-American music, all the way to Pop, Jazz, Classical, Flamenco music and more.
During the lessons, I will cover all the musical and technical aspects to be able to bond with your instrument, to feel comfortable and to express yourself through drums and percussion.
Aspects in the lesson include:
Technique and sound
Timing with the matrix
Rhythm and grooves
Music theory and notation
Songs - on your personal wishlist
I teach all around the Benelux, having two studios; one in Bourglinster, Luxembourg and one in Hoogvliet Rotterdam.
I can also come to your place if you prefer to stay cozy at home.
At Codarts, Conservatory of Rotterdam, I completed my Bachelor and Master degrees, specialising in Latin-American drums and percussion, graduating with ‘Cum Laude’ honours in both.
As of 2022, I am also teaching at the Conservatory of Music of Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg. Here you can follow drum set as well as Latin percussion lessons with me. For the first time, the Conservatory of Music of Esch-sur-Alzette offers Latin percussion lessons in the multicultural south of Luxembourg.
Since my return to Europe, I have been also teaching freelance. I do so at my studios, online or at the student's place. In addition, I am 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.
Prior to teaching and performing on a regular basis in the Benelux, mostly in The Netherlands and Luxembourg, I was based in China, working as a teacher and department coordinator in the Xinghai Conservatory of Music. Besides teaching drums and percussion, I also gave diverse lectures and workshops related to Latin American music, as well as other World Music topics.
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.
For prices and further questions please contact Erik by or at +352 621 297 200.
Workshops & 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)
Examples of lectures
Latin Music: General history & music theory
Afro-Cuban Folklore: A journey from Africa to Cuba
Cuban | Brazilian music, history & culture
South-American music topics
Flamenco heritage & influences
Conservatory of Music Esch-sur-Alzette / Conservatoire de Musique Esch-sur-Alzette
As of 2022, Erik is a teacher at the Music Conservatory of Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg for drum set and Latin percussion. For the first time in the south of Luxembourg, the Music Conservatory of Esch-sur-Alzette offers a Latin drums and percussion course besides the already well established drum set and Classical percussion courses. Together with his colleagues and students, Erik strives to promote and teach the arts of drums through a diverse and multicultural environment.
It is possible to follow lessons with Erik in Esch-sur-Alzette on Mondays and Tuesdays by or by calling +352 2751 9725.
Xinghai Conservatory of Music / 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, Panyu District, Guangdong Province, China, 大学城中一路 邮政编码: 510006.