Cajon Lessons

Cajon LessonsWinnipeg

Call or write today to start learning how to play the “rock box”! 204-487-3664

The Cajon (ka-hone) is Spanish for “box”, “crate” or “drawer” Matter of fact in any “kitchen” party someone in the Afro-Peruvian tradition might pull out a drawer and start to play it.

As you can gather it is an instrument of Peruvian descent. It is played by sitting on it and getting various tones by hitting it with your hands in different places on the front and sides. It can also be played with specialized cajon brushes call “brooms”.

While you can play the cajon in Peruvian music as well as many Latin American musical styles as well as flamenco music.

On top of that you can play patterns that fit well with rock, pop, blues and even jazz!

That is a lot of versatility from a little box.

Traditionally played with the hands it recent years there has been a move to play it with special cajon brushes and even a remote foot pedal resembling a bass drum pedal. There are a myriad of sounds and rhythms available on the cajon. It really is a very versatile instrument

While you could study the cajon all year it might be a better as part of a percussion study along with djembe and bodhran. Or alone as part of a 6 week  Session

Winnipeg Cajon Lessons

Winnipeg Drum Lessons
River Heights School of Music
202-2025 Corydon Ave
2nd Floor of the Tuxedo Park Shopping Center (Safeway, Starbucks Mall)
Winnipeg, Manitoba.
R3P 0N5