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PhD in Music (Macquarie University), Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Ethnomusicology (Palermo University)

I provide introductory to intermediate level instruction in playing Southern Italian frame drums, tamburello and tammorra, in the styles played in Sicily, Calabria, Campania and Puglia.

Instruction will first be without music, once the student has gained confidence with the basic steps, playing to music will be introduced. There is the possibility of playing drums with live Southern Italian folk musicians – once a certain level of proficiency is achieved. There also would be the possibility of learning folk dance from Puglia once the basic techniques of playing tambourine in the Puglia style is mastered.

Styles: Italian folk music – South of Italy (Sicily, Campania, Calabria, Puglia)

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Suitability: Ages 16 to 80 years

Pricing: $60 per hour

I am a frame drummer within the Southern Italian tradition, playing tambourines of different sizes, known as tamburello and tammorra. I offer introductory classes on these frame drums. Classes can either be arranged at my place, or in nearby park (wheather permitting) or at the residence of the students.
I can provide instruction on the drum playing itself, on its history, on the music it generally accompanies and a complete cultural and historical course on the instrument. I have a PhD in Ethnomusicology specializing on Southern Italian folk music and am able to deliver specialized courses and classes on music from these regions of Italy.

Hornsby, NSW
Travelling in the local area
Tel 0424 854 236 or 0424 854 236

Normanhurst, NSW
Granny Flat – Rear Of Building
117 Pennant Hills Road
Tel 0424 854 236 or 0424 854 236

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