"I have to say, after reading up on your classes and looking at your video's, I expected the class to be good but this has been greatness at its best. I'm getting far more than I ever would have imagined. Thank you for your high level of expertise, passion and keeping the classes fun and engaging. You're the best!"
- Don Askey (Private Class Conga Student)
Congas, Bongó, Timbales, Batá, Guiro, Maracas, Claves, Bells, Chekeré, Cajón. Candombe drums: Chico, Repique and Piano. Brazilian instruments: Surdo, Caixa, Pandeiro, Reco-reco, Tambourim, Agogó, Ganza, Shakers.MUSIC STYLES
Salsa, Latin Rock, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Rumba, Latin Pop, Rock, Funk, Latin Jazz, Blues, etc.RYHTMS FROMCUBA:
Son, Bolero, Cha-Cha, Guajira, Caballo, Martillo, Rumbas: Guaguancó, Columbia, Yambú, Guarapachangueo, Mosambique, Comparsa, Bembé, Palo, Makuta, Abacuá, Pilón, Pacá, Guiro, Batá rhythms applied to the Congas, Afro Cuban Chants, etc.PUERTO RICO:
Bomba and Plena,COLOMBIA:
Masisón, Perra, Quitiplás.URUGUAY:
Malambo, Chacarera, ZambaBRAZIL:
Samba, Maracatú, Bahión, Partido Alto, Samba Reggae, Batucada, Bossa.PERU:
Landó, MarineraLEVELSAll levels welcome!
EDGARDO'S HOME STUDIO2323 10TH AVE. OAKLAND CA. 94606
(PARK BLVD EXIT OF HWY 580, CLOSE TO LAKE MERRITT)WHENCall or email Edgardo to schedule
or use the contact form on the menu barCOST
All classes are 1hr, but longer sessions are available by requestSingle 1hr Class $75
– You schedule as you wish4 Classes Package $250
– Must attend once a week or every other week10 Classes Package $500
– Must attend once a week or every other week.REQUIREMENTS
9 years and over (kids must be accompanied by an adult). Edgardo provides all the instruments, or you can bring your own. It is recommended that you have an instrument to practice at home, and Edgardo can advice you and assist you on your purchase.
PACKAGE CLASSES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE.
24 HRS CANCELATION NOTICE FOR CLASES IS REQUIRED.
THANK YOU.CLASS DESCRIPTION
In a fun and easy going atmosphere, Edgardo will introduce you to the Conga drum, how to play correctly and effortlessly all 7 “official” sounds on the Conga. Every class will consist on a routine of proper technique review and warming up exercises, followed by learning the basic patterns of Afro Cuban Rhythms like Rumba Guaguancó, Columbia and Yambú, 6/8 metric rhythms like Bembé and Guiro, Puerto Rican Bomba, the basic patterns for Son, Mambo and Guaracha and more.
Other instruments like Claves, Guiro, Maracas, Chekeré, etc. will also be taught, and available to be played as needed.
With the intermediate and advance students, after making an assessment of your level, Edgardo will set a plan of action designed to achieve your goals.
At times, a singing chant or a song may be also taught, if the student is interested.
At the end of the class, we play with pre-recorded classic tunes in the style we have just learned or we "jam" allowing the student to improvise and "open up".
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Edgardo Cambón is a Percussionist, Vocalist, Educator and Band Leader with over 33 years of professional experience. A much in demand musician in the U.S.A, he has performed or recorded with artist like Jesús “Chucho” Valdés, Eddie Palmieri, Santana, Jerry Rivera, Eddie Santiago, Keith Terry, Omar Sosa, Andy Narell, Rebeca Mauleón, Giovanni Hidalgo, Eddie Montalvo and Johny Rodriguez among many others. He is an LP (Latin Percussion) instruments endorser, and has traveled world wide as an LP clinician.
Since 1986 he leads on Congas and lead Vocals the acclaimed Salsa Band “Candela,” with four recordings available of mainly his own compositions.
Edgardo’s style of teaching is fun, easy going, and very effective, utilizing the skills learned not just in the music field but also as a graduated of the National Institute of Physical Education (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1978 to 81.) Edgardo teaches students how to play correctly, while focusing on been “musical,” and having fun!
RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDEDFOR MORE INFO AND TO SCHEDULE A CLASS CONTACT
EDGARDO CAMBON (510) firstname.lastname@example.org