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Workshops

Workshops

CLINICS, PRIVATE LESSONS and MASTER CLASSES
Scott Kettner is a faculty member at The New School University where he teaches private drum set and percussion classes as well as conducts the Brazilian Maracatu Ensemble. Scott is available for clinics, private lessons and master classes. Scott has conducted master classes at Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin College, NYU, Columbia University, Syracuse University, Lincoln Center, University of Wisconsin at Madison and many more.  He has been conducting maracatu percussion workshops in Brooklyn with Maracatu New York since 2002 where he has taught hundreds of students to play percussion.

 

Key Note Presentation:
Scott has developed a unique, interactive educational key note presentation on the background of Maracatu de Baque Virado and it's relationship to the New Orleans second line and Mardi Gras Indian rhythms.  This presentation includes behind the scenes videos, photos and an in-depth look into the culture, music and history of maracatu.

Private Lessons:
Scott Kettner is now accepting a limited number of serious drumset and/or Brazilian percussion students.

Drumset classes include:
• Jazz styles and technique
• Brazilian Rhythms for drumset (emphasis on northeast rhythms)
• Improvisational techniques
• Sight reading

Brazilian Percussion Classes include:
• Pandeiro (Brazilian tamborine): technique, grooves and styles
• Maracatu Percussion
• Zabumba (bass drum used in Forró)

 

Summer Music Retreat

Carnival Caravan Music RetreatScott Kettner announces a new summer music camp in upstate NY on May 22-26, 2017.  Carnival Caravan Music Retreat is a vibrant intercultural collaboration between Brazil and New Orleans.  Directed by master drummer/percussionist Scott Kettner, CCMR offers a unique and intimate program where you will have the opportunity to learn many of the rhythms and instruments of New Orleans and Brazil with some of the most talented and innovative artists of these traditions.   

Visit Carnival Caravan Music Retreat here.

 

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