Our courses

Learn to drum and dance, Brazilian style

We run drumming and dancing classes throughout the year, open to all abilities. Keep an eye on our News page for announcements about new courses and workshops.

Our experienced teachers and workshop leaders will take you through the basics of drumming, from stepping and clapping, all the way up to technique on our wide range of authentic Brazilian instruments.

We cover a range of traditional styles from across Brazil, and sometimes you’ll hear the occasional bit of reggae, funk and even drum n’ bass!

Joining us

Course participants who grasp the rhythms and playing techniques may be invited to join the main band, where the fun really starts!

Experienced drummers are welcome too: we have intakes throughout the year. Get in touch if you’ve played in a bateria before or have musical/percussion experience!

The Edinburgh Samba School playing at the Bongo Club in Edinburgh in 2017
The Edinburgh Samba School playing at Brewhemia in Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Samba School at the Santa Cruz de Tenerife festival in 2014

“The course has been exceptionally fabulous! At the end of the first session when we played our final piece, I experienced joy that I haven't felt in a long time.”