Percussion Arts
School of African, Cuban, Latin and Indian Rhythms und Percussion



At PercussionArts, we successfully employ completely new teaching methods.

Extensive DVD and CD documentation greatly enhances the learning outcomes. In particular, students are more motivated to practice: if you can watch a DVD whilst practicing, you can repeat a lesson in a simple and playful way, without forgetting anything. You can also carefully observe the playing techniques that are such an essential part of playing percussion. And it can be a lot of fun!

(The documentations are included in the fees. The actual DVD is available at a small extra cost. Some of the DVD footage is specifically compiled for the individual learner.)

One-off lessons and trial lessons (by special arrangement)

30 min. lesso:: CHF 50.-
45 min. lesson: CHF 70.-
60 min. lesson: CHF 90.-
90 min. lesson: CHF 125.-

Private lessons (10 weeks)

One 30 min. lesson per week (10 lessons): CHF 420.-
One 45 min. lesson per week (10 lessons): CHF 630.-
One 60 min. lesson per week (10 lessons): CHF 840.-

Semester-Abo Einzel (16 Lektionen)

Eine Lektion à 30 Min. pro Woche; 16er Abo: CHF 640.-
Eine Lektion à 45 Min. pro Woche; 16er Abo: CHF 960.-
32 Lektionen à 30 Min. (2x pro Woche - Intensiv-Training à CHF 35.-) Sfr. 1120.-
32 Lektionen à 45 Min. (2x pro Woche - Intensiv-Training à CHF 50.-) Sfr. 1600.-

Private lessons for half a year or full year

Half year (20 lessons - 45 min. per week - Sfr. 55.- per lesson): CHF 1100.-
Full year (40 lessons - 45 min. per week - Sfr. 45.- per lesson): CHF 1800.-

Group of three learners (10 lessons; 45 min.)

One 45 min. lesson per week (10 lessons): CHF 250.-/Pers.

Private and group lessons can be arranged at dates and times that suit you. Simply register your interest by e-mail or give us a call (; 0041 76 303 43 77;PercussionArts , Fabrikstrasse 28, CH-8854 Siebnen, Switzerland).

Structure of a lesson

Rhythm and movement are at the beginning of every lesson and introduce the theory and practice of rhythms in an accessible and playful way. Small percussion instruments are also used to deepen and confirm the learning experience: of course, small percussion instruments (bells, shakers etc.) are in themselves an essential part of percussion and an integral accompaniment to drums – as important as the plate is to food.

Then you learn traditional and modern rhythms on the drums: from the fundamentals of technique, accompaniment, variations and decorations to the heights of individual soloing. In addition, we regularly arrange musical meetings where you can implement and experience the new skills in a group context. The resulting magic and joy of life is not just testimony to the power of rhythms flowing together, but also an expression of the social character of these ancient cultures.

30 min. lessons

30 min. lessons are suitable for people with smaller budgets or alternatively for the very fast learners who are committed to plenty of regular practice. You can quickly receive the notations and instructions and then practice them daily for at least 30 minutes – if you manage to practice one hour or more, you can achieve a lot in a short time.

45 min. lessons

A 45 minutes session allows you to work much more with the material – however, you should be prepared to at least practice 30 minutes per day.

60 min. lessons

60 minutes are great to really get your teeth into the new material and deepen your knowledge – of course, you still need to practice daily.

90 min. lessons

90 minutes allow you to properly immerse yourself in the new material, and homework can be limited to 10 minutes per day (there is no time limit, of course, and practice makes perfect!).

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