Modern Method for Cajon

Launching very soon! Watch this space and be sure to sign up to my newsletter to be the first to know when it is released, and get a discount and a free trail! Heidi's Joubert's Modern Method for cajon is a step-by-step video module covering everything from the basics...

Cajon Skype lessons

It's a new year and I'm getting back to giving few private cajon classes via Skype due to a number of people expressing interest in this! I have one a few limited spaces left and I am offering a 20% discount on your first class with me online. Please get in touch...

New beginners cajon classes in London

I'm very excited to start up a new beginners course again! Heidi Joubert London Cajon School Join our weekly cajon classes where we have fun, learn a lot about music and rhythm and make new friends. We also learn to have more confidence and enjoy expressing ourselves...

Heidi onstage with Stevie Wonder @ Namm 2016

Heidi onstage with Stevie Wonder @ Namm 2016

During one of Heid's Live demo's of the EC10 (electronically layered cajon by Roland), Stevie Wonder came to see her Demo. He enjoyed her performance and the EC10 so much he got onstage and tried out the EC10 while Heidi stood by his side clapping along and guiding...

Customised 'Heidi' Cajon for Christmas

Someone I've never met before wrote to me and sent me this picture. Seems they got a customised Cajon for Christmas... I think it looks pretty cool! haha! I'm totally speechless actually.... Say whaaaaa!!???? Hahaha perhaps I should consider adding a model like this...

Live @ Hackney Empire Theatre with my new Band

A shot from the show with my band on Sat in Hackney Empire. It was one of my best moments onstage ever!! Thanks to the beautiful, super talented musicians who played with me, I'll never forget this one. Pablo Dominguez Thodoris Ziarkas Kanti Qena Kieffer Santander...

Tony Momrelle with Cruz Cajon

One of our Cruz Cajon endorsers (Michel Castellanos Sambrozo) playing our Pro Cruz Cajon on London Live TV with the amazing Tony Momrelle 🙂 This is the first single from his newly released album "Keep Pushing". The song is called "Pick Me Up". What are your favourite...

Cajon Solo – Daddi Bahmani

Here we have the incredible Daddi Bahmani playing a solo on the Cajon in the style of Electro/House music. Daddi and I met at the Musikmesse Festival in 2013 and had a jam together - what a guy! A fantastic musician! We're working on recording a video together on my...

New London Cajon Classes

New London Cajon Classes

Meet some of my lovely cajon students! They totally rock! It's always a great pleasure to teach them, and after class I am normally quite high due to the energy we share in class. Thank you peeps, our classes is one of the highlights of my week. We had a tiny studio...

London Drum Show 2015

London Drum Show 2015

Had so much fun at the London drum show this weekend, played so much, learnt so much and met so many amazing drummers and important people in the drum world, it's all bit much to take in! Best of all, I went as a ROLAND GUEST to the show. Thanks to the Roland team for...

5 steps to get started with solo on cajon

5 steps to get started with solo on cajon

Just like being put on the spot, soloing freaks most people out at first. I recall, not too long ago, I was so self-conscious whenever I had to take a solo, you start to sweat, your hands shake and they definitely do not go even half the speed you'd like them to! Know...

Heidi's first instructional cajon DVD

Heidi's first instructional cajon DVD

I am so excited about this! i have been planning this for a long time, and though it has been delayed a number of times, this is the year it will be released! Later this week I am meeting up with some of the amazing team who will be involved in making the DVD, it's a...

Cajon & Hang video – Hangbox project

Cajon & Hang video – Hangbox project

Heidi's new Cajon and Hang video is up, Featuring Heidi Joubert & Giovanni Spadoni. We only had about 1 hour before the sun went down to film and we didn't meet up to play since our last filming of the first cajon & hang video in 2012, so this was a pure,...

Touring New York Aug 2014

Touring New York Aug 2014

I had an excellent tour with one of my projects 'Fernando's Kitchen' in New York! This was my first trip to New York, and we were honoured to be asked to close the New York Latino Cultural Festival in Queen's Theatre in August. The festival is sponsored by the...

New cajon courses starting up Sept 2014

Our cajon school will be taking a break for the whole of August. Classes will resume, as well as new courses, in Sept. Our courses are well structured to help you become an amazing player in no time! Classes for beginners, improvers and intermediate players. Learn to...

Meet our Cruz Cajon endorsers

So this year we have started endorsing some of the greatest cajon players all over the world! We're very excited and proud to have these musicians as part of our Cruz Cajon family! Pavlos: Born in Greece, lives in London, UK. Performs on Bazuki, Oud, Vocals and cajon....

Heidi's instructional DVD out soon!

Heidi's instructional DVD out soon!

We know many of you would like to attend Heidi's classes, but just can't because you live far away, or your work hours doesn't allow it, or you just don't have the time, or you simply cannot get enough of her youtube lessons! Well, with this DVD you'll be able learn...

Cajonbox/Heidi at the Musikmesse, Frankfurt

This Year Heidi visited the Musikmesse for the first time and she has some amazing stories to tell! She met and played with some of the best players in the world such as Hakim Ludin, Jorge Palomo and Claudio Spieler. She also tried all the cajon brands on the market...

Cajon & my band in South Africa

Cajon & my band in South Africa

I went on a little holiday to South Africa in December (yes, I was born and raised in that beautiful land). Although it was initially just a little holiday to catch some sun and see some family over Christmas, turns out that we ended up performing some of our music on...

Happy new year!

Dear friends! We have (almost) made it to 2014!!! So many friends dear to my heart have gone to sleep this December...Tata Madiba, Prophet Kobus Van Rensburg, Davide Lufrano Chaves. They have had a huge influence on my life, the development of my cajon and the cajon...

A cool blog entry about my lessons by a bassist

A very interesting blog entry about my cajon lessons on a bassists blog page, always great to hear about how other musicians improve their skills by learning to play cajon! "I bought it because I wanted a way to jam from a drummer’s point of view to see how a drummer...

Heidi's instructional Cajon DVD

So the DVD is almost here! We had hoped to have it ready to release by end November, but the production of the DVD is taking a bit longer than we had planned. The DVD is set to be released in Feb. We are very excited about it, and we are working on it full on till the...

Christmas Cajon Sale! 10% off any Cajon

To celebrate the new Cruz Cajon range along with Christmas, we are giving 10% off all our Cruz Cajones! We have our new Kids and toddlers cajones on sale too! Why not give the gift of music to your little one? Offer valid for 5 days only! Offer starts 2 Dec - 7 Dec...

Awesome Cruz Cajon Review

Wow I am honoured, I just received this awesome review from a new Cruz Cajon owner in Germany.... "My Cruz Cajon arrived some days ago. I’ve been playing a Schlagwerk before and I was happy with it until I played the Cruz Cajon Pro Elite. What struck me the most is...

NEW Toddlers & Kids Cruz Cajon Models!

  It is with great excitement that I announce the addition of our awesome Toddlers and Kids cruz cajons! These are available from our webshop and we post them out worldwide. They are very strong, sound amazing and look great! This is the perfect toy to keep any...

Cajon pedal + Cajon Drum kit

New cajon video 🙂 It's been a while due to the release of our album and tours this summer and it feels great to be back and busy with producing my cajon videos again! This video features my new cajon pedal and cajon drum kit. Some other great news is that I will be...

Jam with unique cajon/perc busker in Copenhagen

Meet Victor and his unique cajon percussion Kit. This guy is mad as a hatter and extremely creative in his music and his own customised kit. His show is great and he plays many different percussions solo, yet it seems like there is a whole band playing! I met himon...

Heidi's band tours in Copenhagen, Denmark

I had the best time ever on our recent tour in Copenhagen. We (Fernando's Kitchen) spent 11 days performing in Copenhagen in venues, on the street and spontaneously we even got to perform in the famous freetown of Copenhagen called Chsitiania - an unforgettable moment...

A first Basic Technique Ex

So this is part of a basic technique ex (the rest will come later) but it helps to train your hands to move from the bass to the 'Snare' sound on your cajon... It's important to focus on doing this extremely slowly, concentrating mostly on the sound difference between...

Fernando's Kitchen Trio Photoshoot

So the Fernando's Kitchen Trio had a photoshoot last week and I thought I would share a cool shot with you! With cajon, double bass and Spanish guitar...Oh and voice! 🙂 The Fernando's Kitchen Trio Check out some more photos here fernandoskitchen.com We had just...

Cruz Cajon appears on TV

Our Cruz cajon is the first cajon to set foot on Maldives, and the first to appear on TV too!!! So Here I share a video of 'Hiyani', the very popular Maldives based band where they appear on TV, in the middle centre you can see the Cruz Cajon and on the left Ansi...

Cajon & Cymbal

Hey Peeps! Here I share a bit about the cymbals I use with the cajon plus some very useful tips and some demonstrations of the different sounds, as well as what to look out for when getting cymbals. I run through 5 of my cymbals, their sounds and what I thought was...

London Cajon & Percussion Jam

Wahoooo!!! Super exciting news! we are starting up our very own, super fun, cajon and percussion jam night. Everyone welcome, and this is not only for percussionists and cajon players but also forother musicians who enjoy to play with cajon players/percussionist!!! A...

New London Cajon course starting 4 March

Just finished the first introductory course to the cajon to a bunch of very happy students and I am glad to say that we will be starting up our beginners 2. You do not need previous experience on the cajon to join the class but you would need to catch up on some of...

Our online cajon school about to kick off!

Enjoy our free video lessons? Want to take it to the next level and learn more intensely with Heidi Joubert in a set out course? No worries! As we finalise the last little bit of details for our online cajon school, we are super proud to announce that we should be...

Our NEW Cambridge cajon school started up today!

Excellent news! It seemed like we were going to cancel the Cambridge cajon courses, but we had so many last minute enrolees, and we are so so so proud (and I am personally extremely happy) that it did indeed work out! I now have an amazing class full of bright, super...

One of the first ex you should learn…

So this week we go back to the basics and here I share the first lesson I would reccomend any beginner to watch. It contains a very important ex which I still use for warming up daily. It trains your hands to move comfortably over the 2 basic sounds of the cajon (bass...

NEW Cajon & Hang (handpan) video

Here's a video of the Cajon and Handpan in action, featuring Giovanni Spadoni from Italy. We perform an improvised version of Giovanni's song 'Love trip'. We just got together and made this video on the same day. We'll be doing another one again soon! THe hardpan is a...

Cruz Cajon expands – Kids sizes!

We are expanding our Cruz cajon range! We are adding some kids size cajonsto the cruz cajon family. One for approx 4-8 yrs and the other for approx 8 - 12 yrs. These Kids cajons are 100% handmade in Spain, and are made specially strong to endure countless hours of...

Our cajon courses & workshops

Here's a short video to show what you can expect if you intend to join some of our cajon courses starting up in Jan 2013 in London or Cambridge. Don't worry if you are not situated in the UK, we are also starting up our online cajon school (via skype), get in touch if...

7 Basic Funk / Hip hop grooves

Here I share my latest video, a short lesson just runniong thru 7 basic funk / Hip Hop groove patterns to get you warmed up for the new year!! More lessons on Funk / hip hop grooves to follow very soon!!! Sign up to my newsletter to stay updated on this! What do you...

NEW Our own cajon bags to be added to our store

Hey Everyone!!! Today I received the first sample of our very own Cajon bag, and I am so excited! We have been planning on adding our own cajon bag range to our store and It is highly likely that we will be stocking these in our cajonbox store early 2013! These bags...

NEW! Rumba video Lesson 3

The third lesson in our Rumba grooves Video Lessons series. Here Heidi Joubert takes us through some of the rumba patterns we have learnt, and goes explains how to apply them after each other in order to make different parts to your songs. In this lesson we learn how...

The Cruz Cajon used in Praise & Worship

So one of my recent sales of my Cruz Cajon was to a Reverend here in the UK, and they are using it in their praise and worship church services! 🙂 The Reverend also has a blog page about Praise and Worship where he gives great tips and advice and articles on this...

Got pain from cajon or percussion playing?

I have tackled some issues with this in a previous blog article (see this article here), about how to prevent pains on your hands, fingers, and back, as well as how to best take care of your posture etc as a percussionist and cajon player. In this blog entry I thought...

NEW! Rumba video lesson 2

Following rumba lesson 1, Heidi Joubert runs thru a few new variations and patterns on the rumba groove. This is basic rumba groove patterns for the beginner. Check out rumba lesson 1 before you do this one, and check out rumba lesson 3 after this lesson. We want to...

Heidi's Cajon Classes in London

The cajon beginners course is almost halfway, and the class is in full bloom, everyone is learning really fast. Last week we had a look at improvisation, breaks and ensemble playing. The course covers all the basics you need to get started on playing your cajon. We...

Rumba video lesson on cajon

Here's a basic first groove to getting started with the rumba on cajon! The rumba has so many different patterns, grooves and feels, it has a vast range of different ways to play it. It is used most often in Latin, Cuban, African, Arabic and Flamenco (rumba catalana)...

Heidi's Cruz Cajon played in South Africa

Here I share a video of one of my online youtube cajon students who bought one of the first Cruz Cajons from our online store. Here he is playing the Toro cruz cajon model in Cape, South Africa. This is the second time he ever performed on cajon, I would say he's...

NEW beginners cajon course – London

  Excellent news! Enrolment for the long awaited beginners cajon course in London has now started! The course, which will be taught by Heidi Joubert, will run for 7 weeks from the 25th October. Classes will take place once a week on Thursdays from 7:30pm - 8:45pm...

Cajon & Hangdrum

Cajon and Hangdrum Doing some Funk / Hip-hop / Shuffle / Pop/ Grooves Here we met up for the first time to just jam, we filmed a bit to show you what we did! Hope you like it! There’s some Darbuka, Bodran and cymbals as well! The vid features the Toro Cruz Cajon...

New Cajudoo Pro range coming soon….

I have been taking photos of the new Professional cajudoo series, and testing them for a while, they sound great, and the mikes that you get with them are just awesome   The Pro series comes with shure beta mike and mike screw in hole. The cajudoos are available...

Good practise tips

Good practise tips

Here are some handy practising tips: 1. Practising everyday for 10 min is better than practising 2 hours in one go once every week. Regular practise, like regular exercise, trains your hands and your brain to get smooth, even results in your playing and technique....

Cajon & Hangdrum

Photo by Sebastian Diez Cajon & Hangdrum! What a combo! First time I played with a hangdrummer..... last weekend whilst out busking, I jammed with this fella before Fernando's Kitchen (my band) started cooking.... I really didn't know these drums were so pricey...

The Cajon live in action

Hey People! This week I decided to share a clip of my own band (Fernando's Kitchen Trio) busking (also known as street performing) in the UK, Cambridge, with the new cruz cajon! the song is one of our original songs, called gitano moro, with Sebastian Diez on guitar,...

How to mike up your cajon

Heidi Joubert gives a bit of insight on how to mike up your cajon for live shows or in the studio. This is the first video to feature Heidi Joubert's very own Brand called Cruz Cajon, available exclusively from CAJONBOX.COM Many times when miking up the cajon, I have...

Introducing the new Cruz Cajon…

  We are so proud to anounce the arrival of the long awaited cruz cajones!!! Heidi has been so delighted by her new 2 cruz cajones (the first of her very own cajon brand called Cruz Cajon, featuring either a guitar string system or a piano string system for the...

How to keep your skin hard for optimum sound

  As a percussionist, it is normal to get blisters and cracks in your skin as you develop. Once you have played for a while daily, your skin starts to get hard and makes it less prone to blisters and bleeding. However, many cajon players don't always play full...

An intro to Rumba on the cajon

 Hello Fellow cajon lovers! With Fernando's Kitchen, my band, I play the rumba about 80% of the time!! It is an essential rhythm to learn on the cajon, and the world of rumba is vast and big!! The rumba is probably one of the oldest rhythms to be used on the cajon,...

About Cajon Box

All about the Cajon and Nu World percussions! A personal note from the Author... "I have long dreamed of starting up a page dedicated to cajon and percussion, a page where you can learn to play the cajon and percussion with free cajon tuition courses, and where you...

Tuning your Cajon

Ok, so many ppl have been asking me lately about tuning the cajon strings and how it actually works. thing is, there is no set way to do it, unlike the guitar or piano, and really the main feature of the tuning of the strings tighter or looser means more or less snare...

NEW cajudoo drum!

Dear fellow percussionists/cajon players!! As an opening to my blog page, I have decided to add a vid of the latest, innovative (and VERY creative) hybrid Drum, Cajudoo, hand crafted by Hands on Drums in Germany! Let's discuss what you think of these sweet...