Salsa Percussion Retreat – Spain

Salsa Percussion Retreat – Spain

“Just back from a glorious week playing salsa at Finca Ara Oko. What an amazing place to escape for a music retreat with stunning views over the mountains and a great feeling of space. Add to that expert and patient tuition from Dave, the generous hospitality of both Vicky and Dave, and great company, and you’ve got yourself a perfect holiday. ” Alison 2022

2nd – 9th September 2024 

A course for those wanting to learn and improve their salsa percussion skills. This course will include technique development, ensemble playing and drum variations for bongo, congas, güiro and timbales and cover styles such as salsa, son, charanga, mozambique and guaguanco.

The week-long retreats are split between tuition and practice time, making the most of the amazing location (mountain walks, beaches, snorkelling, sunbathing, star-gazing, horse riding etc. ), relaxing and of course, eating and drinking.

Course tutor
David Pattman. David’s experience includes playing with Omara Portuondo of the Buena Vista Social Club, Cachaito Lopez, Cubanismo, Anga Diaz, Roberto Plá, Snowboy, Django Bates, Alex Wilson, Slim Gailard, Carlos ‘Patato’ Valdez and Daniel Ponce as well as Jacob Collier and Paul McCartney.


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Included in the price are 7 nights accommodation, three meals a day and 5 days x  5 hours of tuition. (Please see below for costs not included).

*Earlybird rate, which is when a non-refundable deposit of £150 is paid before the Earlybird deadline or the regular rate which is the deposit paid after this.

*Earlybird deadline £150 by May 18th.
Full payment by June 18th.

How to book

Visit our Finca Ara Oko website

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