Welcome to The Pandeiro Academy. This is a hybrid online learning course for all levels of pandeiro players.  When you join The Pandeiro Academy you will have access to asynchronous, high quality video lessons designed to help improve your pandeiro technique.  You will also have a weekly synchronous ZOOM CLASS with Scott Kettner, every Monday from 7pm-8pm (EST).  

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When you join as a monthly subscriber, you'll have immediate access to our video lesson library which includes practice routines, grooves, technique exercises, PDF's and more. You'll also have a weekly Zoom Class with Scott Kettner every Saturday at 3:00pm EST. As a monthly subscriber, you'll also get access to new

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Weekly Zoom Sessions

  • 02

    Pandeiro Radio

    • Pandeiro Radio Spotify Playlists

  • 03

    ZOOM Archives - 2021

    • Your Live Lesson Library

    • January 25 - THE BASICS - What is the Grid Technique, How to Hold The Pandeiro, 3 Zones

  • 04

    ZOOM ARCHIVES - 2020

    • Zoom Class October 24, 2020 - Basic How to Hold Pandeiro - Forro Groove - Paradiddles

    • Zoom Class Oct 10, 2020 - Off The Grid Exercises - 6/8 Off The Grid

    • Zoom Class - Oct 3, 2020 - Off The Grid Paradiddles

    • Zoom Class September 19, 2020 - Off The Grid Forro + Variations

    • Zoom Class Sept 12, 2020 - Alternate Forró Patterns - Off The Grid + Muted Slap Exercise Sheet

    • Zoom Class August 29 - Xote, Rolls, Pyramid

    • Zoom Class August 22nd, 2020 - Wasabi Pyramid

    • Zoom Class Aug 15, 2020 - Xote, Pandeiro Roll, Toots & Maytals, Sister Nancy Reggae

    • Zoom Class Aug 11, 2020 - Xote Variations, Finger Roll Technique, Partido Alto

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Zoom Class July 25 - Introduction to Xote & Swing Feel

    • Zoom Class July 18 - Rabeca-The Brazilian Fiddle-Forro Variations-Partido Alto

    • Zoom Class July 4, 2020 - Forro Warm Ups, Pagode + Partido Alto

    • Zoom Class June 27, 2020 - Open/Close Tones using Thumb + Pagode

    • Zoom Class June 20, 2020 - Slap Pyramid, Frevo with muted middle finger

    • Zoom Class June 6, 2020 - Slap Tones, Slap Pyramid, Frevo

    • Zoom Class May 30, 2020 - Frevo, Carlinhos do Pandeiro Groove

    • Zoom Session May 23rd, 2020 - Frevo, Cumbia, Forro

    • Zoom Class May 16, 2020 - Samba Break, Forro

    • Zoom Class May 9th, 2020 - Partido Alto, Samba, Samba Break

    • Zoom Lesson October 10, 2020 - Paradiddle Exercises

  • 05

    PDFs - Pandeiro Worksheets

    • Forró off the grid Grooves

    • Class - September 5th - Muted Bass Tones Part One

    • Pandeiro Mute Tones - Part One

    • Wasabi Pyramid - Part One

    • Pandeiro eBook

    • Xote Groove_Pandeiro_072520

    • Pagode - June 27, 2020

    • Frevo Video Example - 5/23/20

    • PDF-Frevo, Cumbia, Forro-May 23rd, 2020

    • PDF-FREVO ROUTINE + Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro Groove-May 30, 2020

    • June 13 - Slap Tone Exercise

    • July 11th Warm Up Links

    • July 11th Video Class

    • Paradiddle-Off The Grid Exercises_102620

  • 06

    Special Guests - Zoom Archives

    • Brian Potts Zoom Class - Aug 1st, 2020

  • 07

    Practice Click Tracks

    • Swing-O-Meter

    • Practice Click-65bpm

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Practice Click-70bpm

    • Practice Click-75bpm

    • Practice Click-80bpm

    • Practice Click-85bpm

    • Practice Click-90bpm

    • Practice Click-95bpm

    • Practice Click-100bpm

  • 08

    Pandeiro Basics

  • 09

    Technique Development - Left Wrist+Right Hand

    • Pandeiro Left Wrist Exercise

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Right Hand Technique

    • Practice Rhythm Routine

    • Pandeiro Accent Exercises

    • Pandeiro Accent Exercises - PDF

    • Left Wrist Stamina Exercise Part 2

    • Left Wrist Stamina Exercise Part 2 - PDF

    • Pandeiro Clave Accent Exercise

    • Left Wrist Stamina Exercise - 8th's - 16th's

  • 10

    Bass Tones

    • Bass Tone Exercise #1

    • Bass Tone Exercise #2-4

    • Bass Tone Exercise #5-7

    • Pyramid Exercise #1

    • Pyramid Exercise #2

  • 11

    Slap Tones

    • Slap Tones - Intro

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Slap Tone Pyramid #1 V2

    • Slap Tone Pyramid #2

    • Slap Tone Pyramid #3

    • Slap Tone Pyramid #4

    • Stamina Exercise #1

    • Stamina Exercise #2

    • Slap Tone Pyramid and Stamina Exercises

  • 12

    Pandeiro Paradiddle Exercises

    • Paradiddle Lesson #1

    • Paradiddle Lesson #2

    • Paradiddle Lesson #3

    • Paradiddle Lesson #4

    • Lesson #5 - Put It Together

    • Lesson #6 -Add Bass to Diddles

    • Lesson #7 - Flip Your Grid

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