MUSIC CLASSES

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Flamenco singing

 

With Yolanda Almodovar

new This flamenco singing class covers the basic techniques through to the more complicated ones.

Musiques et rythmes latino–américains

 

With Sergio Valdeos

new An introduction to Latin American rhythms through a didactic and hands-on repertoire, which is adapted for the voice and for instruments.

Percussions of Haïti

 

With Ted Beaubrun

new Traditional Haitian music is rich with a multitude of rhythms that are connected to Voodoo spirtitualy and its African heritage, as well as that of the American Indians and Europe.

Afro-brazilian Choir

 

With Ayrald Petit

new Sung a cappella or in a choir and accompanied by the strikes on the atabaques, the Cantigas develop and tell the story of archetypical Afro-Brazilian qualities.

Iranian luths : Tar and setar

 

With Sogol Mirzaei

This class offers training in traditional Persian music through introductory or advanced practice of two of its principal instruments: the târ and setâr lutes.

Duduk

 

With Levon Chatikyan

new This wind instrument of Armenian origin consists of a cylindrical body and a double reed. There are 8 finger holes on the duduk’s front and two thumbholes on its back. A piece of reed acts as sound and air regulator. The duduk is a simple instrument but one that produces a unique sound.

Iranian classical Daf

 

With Shahab Eghbali

While the Daf is a large, framed drum, used to accompany Iran’s Kurdish music, it is also widely played across the Middle East and in Central Asia.

Cuban Songs

 

With Reinaldo Delgado

Students will learn pieces, coordination with percussion, voice projection techniques and the exploration of harmonies. The end goal is to be able to play an instrument and sing at the same time.

Daff - Frame drum

 

With Caroline Chevat

The daff is a frame drum that has been used in numerous rituals since the beginning of time – so much so that it is part of a universal language.

Dhrupad - Saturday 23 January

 

With Namrata Dentan

Dhrupad is the oldest surviving classical musical tradition in North India. The accuracy of the voice of sound frequencies and micro-tones are the essence of Dhrupad.

Steel Drum

 

With Mateus Emilio Batista

 The Steel Drum or Steel Pan is issued from Trinitdad-and-Tobago.

Flamenco's workshops

 

With Manu Castan or Daniel Renzi

2 teachers for different approaches to developing flamenco practice.

Hurdy Gurdy (wheel fiddle)

 

With René Zosso

René Zosso approached the hurdy gurdy with fresh energy : it was not only the traditional repertoire  that interested him, but also the instrument in combination with ancient music (oral tradition, Middle Ages, Baroque music) and all its possibilities.

Mridangam classes: South Indian percussion

 

With Venkatasubramanian Pasupathy and Sivasuthan Sivarajiyer

The mridangam is a classical double drum from South India. Used to accompany songs, instruments and dance, it is made form a single piece of hollow wood, though it may have originally been made of clay.

Balkan Choral

 

With Nabila Schwab

The Angels of Monbrillant’s repertoire reflects the group’s encounters, desires, changing environments and other day-to-day disruptions.  The choir is open to all those wanting to explore their voices and mix with a group, regardless of experience

Iranian Setâr

 

with Cyrus Shahidi

The setâr is an iranian instrument. The name "setâr" means 3 strings.

Irish Music – group lessons

 

With Leonard Gremaud

Irish music boasts an enormous repertoire, so the accent will be placed on learning and interpreting the jigs, reels, hornpipes and polkas that are most often played and enjoyed today in jam sessions.

Tyrolean Yodelling

 

With Héloïse Heïdi Fracheboud

Yodelling is present in many regions around the world and is expressed through a diversity of tones and rhythms. The roots of this technique are interwoven with nature (mountains and forest), as well as with the core of the human being.

Violins of Europe (Ireland, France and Cajun)

 

With Léonard Gremaud

Irish music boasts an enormous repertoire, so the accent will be placed on learning and interpreting the jigs, reels, hornpipes and polkas that are most often played and enjoyed today in jam sessions.

Japanese percussion: Taiko

 

With Rémi Clemente

The drums are made of cow skin and heavy, hard carved wood. They’re played with thick sticks and the impact is impressive.

Andean Flutes and Wind Instruments

 

With Raul Chacon

Sicu in Aymaran, antara in Quechua and zampona in Spanish are all words for the Pan flute, an ancient instrument from the Andes region.

Eastern music : Oud, singing and improvisation

 

With Yousra Dhabhi

Aimed at any level, these classes help develop listening and technique by focusing on the main styles of Eastern instrumental music.

Chinese Harp – Guzheng

 

With Xu Qin

new The guzheng is a traditional Chinese plucked-string instrument from the zither family - the oldest traces of which date back to the third century B.C. Gǔ means ancient and zhēng means zither.

Balafon

 

With Aboubacar Konaté

The balafon is a wooden xylophone, which has origins in the Mandinka Empire (West Africa). It is played by striking sticks against slats of wood – the gourds beneath these serve as the resonator

The Tammorra and Tamburello - South Italy

 

With Salvatore Meccio and Massimo Laguardia

Like almost all percussion instruments, the tammorra and tamburello are social instruments. Whether in private or group lessons, the aim is to teach students to play these drums in a group situation, in keeping with the way that they are played in Southern Italy.

Eastern percussion instruments: Derbouka, Bendir, Riqq, Daf

 

With Yasser Abdella.

These lessons are ideal for developing a musical ear and a sense of rhythm. They also focus on the main Arab instruments: Derbouka, Duff, Bendir and Riqq. Next workshops :  4 & 5 March, 1 & 2 April, 6 & 7 May 2017

Afro-Cuban percussion

 

With Reinaldo “Flecha” Delgado

This course relates to the various rhythms and songs of the culture Cuban Negro primarily those dedicated to the worship of the “Orishas”

Hindustani Music : Santur, sitar or tablas

 

With Paul Grant

Paul Grant is a musician and teacher who has spent more than 35 years dedicated to the study of Eastern music.  He is known for his mastery of the santoor in a variety of classical repertoires, including Indian, Persian, Afghan and Kashmiri. In addition to being proficient on the tabla and sitar, he has restored and made several instruments in his existential quest for perfect sound!

Oud – The Arab Lute

 

With Redouane Haribe

Without doubt, the oud is the string instrument par excellence of traditional Arab music, both sacred and popular.  It is also present in the diverse musical genres of Turkey, Greece, Caucasia and Central Asia.

Kora Classes

 

With Sankoum Cissokho

The traditional kora belongs to the African harp family off Mandinka origin. Its resonance box consists of cow skin stretched over a half gourd. 21 strings made of animal innards are attached to a long stick that stretches the length of this gourd.

Carnatic vocals

 

With Lakshmy Natarajan

Carnatic music is considered one of the most ancient music systems in the world. It is a learned music that is full of emotion and involves a lot of improvisation.

Djembés and doundoumbas

 

With Cedric Asséo

 The djembé and the doundoumbas are the percussions the most played in West Africa.

Anatolia's popular music

 

by Ozan Cagdas

The traditions of the ashik, the Anatolian bards whose names mean 'in love', go back to the Middle Ages. Today, this tradition is maintained by professional musicians, poets and performers who accompany their songs with various long-necked lutes: saz, divan, cura, selpe

Hispanic American Guitar

 

With Paco Chambi

Paco Chambi teaches guitar classes based on the Latin American music tradition (classical and popular), but also teaches other repertoires according to the interests and requests of the students.

Violins and guitar of Central Europe and jazz manouche

 

With Dorin Gall

Romanian and Hungarian Tzigane tradition and Yiddish Music. Music theory, instrumental technique, right hand, phrasal structures, rhythmic section, vocabulary, bow technique, left hand and personal creativity.

Hindustani vocal

 

With Bijayshree Samal

Indian Classical Music is so rich that every human emotion, every restrained feeling in man and nature can be musically expressed and experienced.

Flamenca Guitar

 

by Etienne Mayerat

Classes aim to pass on flamenco’s different forms, particularly those of the guitar.  This includes studying the rhythmic and harmonic aspects of the principal styles (palos), as well as their cultural context.  Flamenco guitar technique offers many possibilities on the guitar, whether in a group or solo. 

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