For new members we’ve put together a range of resources to help people learn and develop their skills away from class.
We have a number of video tutorials for every piece in our repertoire that cover the parts played by each of the instruments, and a separate video of all the hand signals and cues that we use. There are also training tutorials that demonstrate playing techniques for each instrument.
We also provide grid style notation and a percussion software, called MangoDrum, to which you can play along at your own speed.
Here’s an example of a video tutorial for all the instruments for Samba Reggae, one of the pieces in our repertoire;
Here’s a snapshot of the grid style notation from the main section of Samba, another piece from our repertoire;