Learn to Play Congas in Fifteen Minutes

Coral Springs, United States

Experience hosted by Manny

2 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

How would you like to learn to play the "Congas in just 15 minutes"? I'm excited to share this new approach to learning for almost anyone of any age. Known as "Tumbao", "Marcha" or "Rhythm Pattern", you can learn to play this basic Conga pattern used in most popular music today in just 15 minutes.

In this two-hour audience participation show, I take you through the history of how the Conga drums have influenced American Music (8 minutes), followed by the "15 minute Conga" lesson, and 60 to 70 minute audience play along to rhythms such as Jazz, Rock, Latin, Soul, Funk, R&B and Pop. We end the lesson with "Oh When The Saints Come Marching In".

During the show, I'll also play several Conga Rhythyms from my recently published book to hopefully enlighten the audience to the history of this instrument. Participants will take home a printed copy free of charge of the music they just learned, to practice at home.

No experience needed. Learn to play the most popular rhythm patterns and learn to READ THE NOTES "GUARANTEED". Play along for an experience like no other. This is an audience participation show.
Other things to note
WE DO BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARIES OR ANY SPECIAL OCCASION.
Guests may choose to bring a light sweater or jacket.
How would you like to learn to play the "Congas in just 15 minutes"? I'm excited to share this new approach to learning for almost anyone of any age. Known as "Tumbao", "Marcha" or "Rhythm Pattern", you can learn to play this basic Conga pattern used in most popular music today in just 15 minutes.

In this two-hour audience participation show, I take you through the history of how the Conga drums have influenced American Music (8 minut…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Conga drums practice pad and / or Conga drums

Meet your host, Manny

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 39 Reviews
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After high school, I studied percussion under Frank Gagliardi at University Nevada Las Vegas.
I took conga lessons from Rogelio Darias, percussionist, and piano at the Community College under Cynthia Harris Ryan. I studied the Berklee College of Music Course, Music Theory and Keyboard under Paul Schmeling at Berklee College of Music.

My life took a surprising turn when I became interested in business. At age 21, I became a General Contractor. After thirty-eight years in construction, I gave it all up to follow my dream of playing music.

I converted my office into a music studio and have been teaching ever since.
After high school, I studied percussion under Frank Gagliardi at University Nevada Las Vegas.
I took conga lessons from Rogelio Darias, percussionist, and piano at the Community College under Cynthia Harris Ryan. I studied the Berklee College of Music Course, Music Theory and Keyboard under Paul Schmeling at Berklee College of Music.

My life took a surprising turn when I became interested in business. At age 21, I became a General Contractor. After thirty-eight years in construc…
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Where you'll be

They will be attending at Mach Music Studio, 7501 Wiles Rd, Suite 102 A, Coral Springs, Florida 33067.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 39 reviews.

Rosa
July 2021
I had such a good time playing the congas! Manny was friendly , passionate about his art, a very talented musician, and an amazing teacher . This experience will make your soul want to dance wether you are a musician or have never been able to carry a tune.
I had such a good time playing the congas! Manny was friendly , passionate about his art, a very talented musician, and an amazing teacher . This experience will make your soul w…
Sheila
July 2021
What a wonderful experience! Thank you for helping us celebrate my husband’s birthday in a unique way. Manny is an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable professional and is also great with kids! Can’t wait to bring more family and friends back for the experience. You will learn history, technique, and have an amazing time.
What a wonderful experience! Thank you for helping us celebrate my husband’s birthday in a unique way. Manny is an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable professional and is also gr…
Minerva
July 2021
This was so much fun. The background history was interesting. Was patient with my 3 grandkids. Clear teachings, learn how to read the music sheet and the music for practice was so lively. Even did a song my youngest wanted to play with. It’s a must if you love music and beats.
This was so much fun. The background history was interesting. Was patient with my 3 grandkids. Clear teachings, learn how to read the music sheet and the music for practice was…
Mary
June 2021
It was a great experience! Manny waited for us outside to avoid us getting lost. He gave my daughter and I an overview of the history of congas and then we went right into learning how to play. We tried multiple songs picked by Manny, but the he gave us chance to choose our songs and show us how to play along. My daughter was very impressed on how heavy rock songs can be played along with the congas. I highly recommend it!
It was a great experience! Manny waited for us outside to avoid us getting lost. He gave my daughter and I an overview of the history of congas and then we went right into learning…
Dayanna
April 2021
Manny I'd absolutely wonderful. I booked this experience for a friend and it made her birthday so special. Manny went above and beyond and my friend is still talking about the experience. Manny is very talented, caring, and a wonderful teacher and person. This was absolutely amazing!!
Manny I'd absolutely wonderful. I booked this experience for a friend and it made her birthday so special. Manny went above and beyond and my friend is still talking about the expe…
Debra
December 2020
Manny is a Superhost! I appreciate his attention adhering to covid guidelines. He is passionate about congas. His lessons are informative, entertaining & interactive. We throughly enjoyed our time with him. This is an experience not to be missed!
Manny is a Superhost! I appreciate his attention adhering to covid guidelines. He is passionate about congas. His lessons are informative, entertaining & interactive. We through…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.