ERIK LARREA
Educator

Do you want to play drums and percussion?

Strengthen your rhythm? Enrich your sound? Expand your creativity?

This and more can be learned with Erik !

To contact him for any questions or requests click here.

Erik has developed a passion as an educator, teaching individual or group lessons, workshops and lectures, privately and in institutions. He has taught a wide range of people, in several languages. In addition, he has been active as a substitute teacher for several percussion lessons in the Latin music department at Codarts. Since 2017, Erik works as a teacher at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China, where he teaches Latin percussion and drums, as well as lectures and ensembles.

Lessons with Erik are possible in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Luxembourgish.

 

  1. INDIVIDUAL CLASSES

Individual classes are available upon request, to all levels, from beginners to advanced.

Instruments:

  • Congas / Tumbadoras
  • Timbales / Pailas
  • Drum set
  • Cajón
  • Afro-cuban batás
  • Bongós
  • Brazilian percussion
  • Small percussion

Theory lessons:

  • Basic music theory
  • Transcriptions based on a rhythmic perspective
  • Latin music arrangements
  • Music history

 

  1. 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)
  • Batucada group (min. 6 people)
  • Salsa / Brazilian / Latin Jazz band (min. piano, bass, percussion)
  • and more…

Examples of lectures:

  • Latin Music: General history and music theory
  • Afro-Cuban Folklore
  • Cuban / Brazilian music, history and culture
  • South-American music topics
  • Flamenco heritage and influences
  • and more…

 

  1. XINGHAI CONSERVATORY / 星海音乐学院

In order to have lessons with Erik at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, it is necessary to pass the entrance examinations of the conservatory.

At Xinghai, Erik teaches Latin drums and percussion, as well as several 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.