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Children’s Cajon Classes

Drumming Groups for Kids with Katie Sharpe Cajon drumming groups are an awesome way for kids to relax, get in a groove and have fun. Throughout my teaching career, I’ve found that kids just love learning music....

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Launch – Win a Requena Premier Cajon/Learn Cajon DVD

Invitation to win a free Requena Premier Cajon or Learn Cajon DVD Endorsed by players including Juan Pena Peña “El Chispa” (Tomasito, Jorge Pardo, Remedios Amaya etc), Javier Mera (Nina Pastori, Jose Merce etc), Luis Dulzaides (Ketama) and numerous others. … Continue reading

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Why Cajons are causing waves in Australian Schools

I have been using the cajon in schools as a tool for both musical and social development for many years now, and I currently run cajon ensembles at Curran Public and James Meehan High in Macquarie Fields, Sydney. In this … Continue reading

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Cajon Exercise – Triplets

In this newsletter I want to share with you one of the first cajon exercises I learnt with Juan Flores in Barcelona. Juan is an amazing player and teacher, and if ever you are heading to Spain, definitely worth looking … Continue reading

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The mysterious world of Rhythm and Groove!

“When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you. At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting.” Fernando Botero I remember very clearly the first time I learnt a Spanish Flamenco Rumba pattern. I was taking a … Continue reading

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Meditation Practice with Cajon

Have you ever used musical practice as a form of meditation? This month, try setting aside 5 – 10 minutes each day to practice. Work with a simple rhythm that you already know and understand, and rather than trying to … Continue reading

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