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 Saturday at 3pm (EST).  

Join our Interactive Hybrid Online Pandeiro Academy

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

Membership Options

  • Monthly Subscription

    Get plugged in! When you become a monthly subscriber you'll have full access to the entire pandeiro video lessons library where we add new content regularly. You'll also have access to our WEEKLY ZOOM CLASSES and all recordings of these zoom sessions.

  • Drop-In Zoom Class

    Prefer to take it in small drops? You can drop-in and sign up for the PANDEIRO ZOOM CLASS here. Join Scott and The Pandeiro Academy for our weekly virtual classes. This option will give you 24 hour access to our video lessons library. A zoom link will be emailed to you prior to our meeting.

Pricing Options

Choose the best pricing option that suits your needs.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Weekly Zoom Sessions

    • July 11th Video Class

    • July 11th Warm Up Links

    • Zoom LINK

  • 02

    YouTube Play Along Video List

    • Cumbia - Frevo - Rob's YouTube List

  • 03

    ZOOM ARCHIVES

    • 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

  • 04

    PDFs - Pandeiro Grooves

    • Pagode - June 27, 2020

    • Pandeiro eBook

    • 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

  • 05

    Practice Click Tracks

    • Swing-O-Meter

    • Practice Click-65bpm

    • Practice Click-70bpm

    • Practice Click-75bpm

    • Practice Click-80bpm

    • Practice Click-85bpm

    • Practice Click-90bpm

    • Practice Click-95bpm

    • Practice Click-100bpm

  • 06

    Pandeiro Basics

    • What is The Grid Technique?

    • Modify Your Pandeiro - How to Tune

    • Three Zones of the Pandeiro

    • Get A Grip - How to Hold the Pandeiro

  • 07

    Left Wrist Development

    • Pandeiro Left Wrist Exercise

    • Right Hand Technique

    • Practice Rhythm Routine

    • Pandeiro Accent Exercises

    • Pandeiro Accent Exercises - PDF

  • 08

    Bass Tones

    • Bass Tone Exercise #1

    • Bass Tone Exercise #2-4

    • Bass Tone Exercise #5-7

    • Pyramid Exercise #1

    • Pyramid Exercise #2

  • 09

    Slap Tones

    • Slap Tones - Intro

    • 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

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