EducArte’s Bateria / Brazilian Percussion Ensemble

Bateria at Levine - Spring 2024
About the program

Join us once a week on Thursday evenings for our Brazilian bateria (samba percussion) classes at the Levine Music in Silver Spring!

Have you been mesmerized by the energy and cohesion of the carnival street percussion groups of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? Join this weekly Brazilian bateria class to learn the fundamentals of samba percussion technique and repertoire. A bateria is the percussion ensemble driving the groove of the whole samba band.

EducArte at Levine welcomes all levels, from beginners to advanced, semi-professionals, and music teachers. No auditions required. The bateria class meets for 1.5 hours a week to work on technique and repertoire and to rehearse for group performances. All students will have the opportunity to perform periodically, if they choose to.

Time

Thursdays, 6:30-8 PM (January 18 – June 13, 2024)

Location

Levine Music, Silver Spring campus (900 Wayne Ave 2nd floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910)

Registration
  • $325 semester tuition
  • $20 drop-in

We encourage participants to register for a full semester. Registration includes weekly classes and opportunities to perform at local events. Drop-ins are also available at the door.

Scholarships are also available to students. Please fill out this form to be considered for a scholarship.

Questions about payments or registration? Contact Levine student services at sservices@levinemusic.org or (202) 686.8000.

Andre Coelho
Christopher Payne drums
About our instructors

EducArte’s percussion director and Rio de Janeiro native André Coelho leads the bateria classes. André has played in many carnival groups, such as Carmelitas, Céu na Terra, Cacique de Ramos, Orquestra Voadora, Prata Preta, and Tá Pirando.

Classes are also taught by assistant instructor and Levine faculty member Christopher Payne, a multi-faceted drummer and percussionist who fuses ethnic hand percussion, orchestral percussion, and drum set to create music across a multitude of genres.

Please see our bateria demonstration videos here.

Upcoming sessions

EducArte at Levine: Brazilian Bateria Samba Drumming Class

Have you been mesmerized by the energy and cohesion of the carnival street percussion groups of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? Join this weekly Brazilian bateria class to learn the fundamentals […]

Find out more
Levine Music (Silver Spring campus), 900 Wayne Ave 2nd floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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EducArte at Levine: Brazilian Bateria Samba Drumming Class

Have you been mesmerized by the energy and cohesion of the carnival street percussion groups of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? Join this weekly Brazilian bateria class to learn the fundamentals […]

Find out more
Levine Music (Silver Spring campus), 900 Wayne Ave 2nd floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
+ Google Map

EducArte at Levine: Brazilian Bateria Samba Drumming Class

Have you been mesmerized by the energy and cohesion of the carnival street percussion groups of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? Join this weekly Brazilian bateria class to learn the fundamentals […]

Find out more
Levine Music (Silver Spring campus), 900 Wayne Ave 2nd floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
+ Google Map

Sponsors and partners

EducArte’s bateria ensemble classes are offered through a partnership with Levine Music.

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Contemporânea, Brazil’s leading percussion instrument manufacturer, we have a full set of bateria instruments for participants to learn on, including surdos, repiques, caixas, tamborins, agogôs, and chocalhos.

This project has received support from the Mid Atlantic Folk and Traditional Arts – Community Projects program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

If you would like to support our community ensemble, please consider making a donation

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