Osvaldo Hernandez has chosen the pandeiro, one of the wide range of Brazilian percussion instruments, to form the centrepiece of this course. Although it looks like a simple tambourine, the pandeiro is a versatile instrument that is found in many different styles of Brazilian music. Students will have an opportunity to learn traditional Brazilian rhythms from the north-east of Brazil as well as modern forms such as rock, funk or pop. In addition to the pandeiro, the course will tackle the caxixi (a sort of maracas), triangle and cowbells. The course will be given in a group in order to develop the energy that is so essential for percussion, as well as providing a motivating and fun atmosphere.