Private instruction is the foundation of a sound musical education. At NEC Prep, the depth and expertise of our faculty assure a great match for our students' individual needs. Private lessons of 30, 45, and 60 minutes are offered for students of all levels (including beginners!).
A unique feature of our private lesson program is that it includes the opportunity to participate in evaluations and our annual concerto competition, which give every student valuable performance experience and feedback from a variety of teachers.
Prospective students must set up a placement. Private lessons can begin at any time during the school year. For more information on how to get started, please click here.
Intro to Hand Drumming
This course serves as an introduction to the various styles of Latin and Afro-Cuban hand drumming that a percussionist may encounter, such as Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero, Guaguanco, Merengue, Plena, and other styles. Instruments covered in the course will be primarily congas and bongos, as well as guiros, cowbells, claves, and timbales. The performance-based course includes group technical instruction, stylistic considerations, improvising, and performing as an ensemble, giving students the necessary knowledge for any situation they may encounter.
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