Cambridge cajon school

Cambridge beginners Cajon Course*
This class will only commence with a minimum of 15 students enrolled.
On top of this course we might have one off workshops every month in Cambridge for those who already have some playing under the belt.
These monthly workshops will take place in millers music centre on Sunday afternoons.
 

             Date:TBC (Starting first week of Sept till First week of Nov)

Duration: 10 weeks

Time: TBC (Weekdays at 7pm, weekends in the afternoon)

Cost: £17 per class/ £130 for 10 classes

Cajon hire: £3 per class

             Venue: TBC

If you are interested in joining this course, please let us know as soon as possible so we can determine the day and times. We are looking at Mon or Wed evenings from 7pm or Sunday from 2:30pm.

Let us know which day/time would be more convenient for you.

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Our courses are well structured to help you become an amazing player in no time! Classes for beginners, improvers and intermediate players. Learn to express yourself through the art of music and rhythm! The cajon is AWESOME! It’s easy, great fun, very rewarding and super relaxing! Plus, we learn to groove with soul yo! 🙂 Just the way it should be!

Why not try out a class and see how it goes with your vibe!

Your first class with us is £8.
If you want to join our courses or you would simply like more info

send us an email at londoncajonschool@gmail.com with Header ‘Cajon Courses’

*CAMBRIDGE CAJON COURSES
*Please note that drop in students do not receive the weekly video lessons covering what we do in class, drop ins are subject to space availability. To take full advantage of the lessons we strongly suggest you enrol to the entire course and attend as many lessons as possible. This also helps the whole group learn and improve faster. Only enrolled students get 10% discount off any Cruz Cajon purchased.
 
 
Course descriptions:
 
Beginners Level 1 – A complete course covering all you need to know to get started on the cajon. This intensive course combines essential and fundamental technique, excersices and various different rhythms and grooves ranging from pop, rock, funk, blues to latin and flamenco rhythms. The course also introduces ensemble work and 1 practical class on how to apply the grooves and techniques we learnt in a live music situation with live musicians.
 
Beginners Level 2 – Now that you have learnt all the fundamentals of the cajon, we will be focussing on learning more grooves and rhythms from a wide variety of styles, as well as looking at performance, improvisation and creating music, putting what we have already learnt into practise.
This course will delve further into more advanced and complex cajon techniques, grooves and breaks. We will specifically have a lot of practical classes with musicians or backtracks to play along to to gain more practical, hands on experience as a cajon player accompanying a band or musician. We will also focus on a cajon and percussion ensemble piece we will perform together as a group at the end of the course.
VIDEOS EACH WEEK COVERING WHAT WE HAVE LOOKED AT IN CLASS
We will film each class and a video will be put up each week containing what we have covered in each class in order to make practise at home easier!
COMBINING COURSES:
 
When applicable, Students wishing to join more than 1 course pay less for the 2nd course and even less for the 3rd. 
CAJON HIRE
We have a few cajons available for hire to those who do not have a cajon.
Cajon hire fee is £3 per class
In order to hire a cajon, book one upfront (we need to bring them with the car so you need to book your cajon in advance)
PLEASE BOOK YOUR CAJON AT LEAST 3 WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE to avoid not having one available for hire!
If you want to book the hire a cajon for the entire duration of the course,
you only pay £20, thats 33% off! This is non refundable.
10% discount off the purchase of any of our Cruz cajons to enrolled students
 
PREVIOUS STUDENTS:
We encourage all our students to regularly practise along with the previous course work (see the videos) they have learnt to keep up with what they have learnt as there will be quite a few things we will not be repeating in the new courses. If you feel that you need to redo a course to revise and internalise what you have learnt, by all means do. Remember that repetition makes permanent!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please note that all courses are subject to being changed, cancelled or filled up depending on the number of people interested in each course. It is of the utmost importance that you let us know of your interest in a specific course as soon as possible. If there is any reason you cannot make a course (such as date and/or times) please let us know about it as we might be able to accommodate you!
Thank you for understanding that we cannot refund ANY enrolment fees for whatever reason unless we cancel a class. When a class is shifted, you can join in any other class for up to 3 months after that rescheduled class. Where possible we would try to accommodate you wherever possible, if there are specific dates you cannot make, please let us know BEFORE enrolling as we might be able to work something out for you.
Please note that although it is highly unlikely, Heidi might get some last minute gigs or work, and in this case we will either arrange a substitute teacher for that specific class, or shift the class to another date.
By joining the classes you consent to the possibility of your image appearing on a photo/video that we might use online on our website and/or youtube channel/facebook page for promotional purposes.
We take no responsibility for any loss, damage, theft or death that might occur within/during our classes or during any activity done with our Cajon school, whether at the studio or elsewhere.
HOW TO ENROL:
Deposit the course/s fee/s into our account to book your space on the course
Please remember to inform us via email once you have paid the fee/s over to our account.
State which course/s you are enrolling to and how much you have deposited.
BANK REFERENCE
Use a reference code when making the deposit so we can clearly see who the money is from.
Use the term CAJON plus the level you wish to enrol to eg:
CAJON1 or CAJON2
For combined courses:
CAJON12
BANK DETAILS:
H Joubert
Acc num: 34103058
Sort code: 60 12 42
USE REFERENCE CAMBSCAJ so I know who the money is from.

 

New features & study material for this course

In the new course, I will be setting up a special page on my website for the class with a special password, where I will post up a video/lesson of all the ex and grooves we covered in each class each week and send it out to you guys each week, and allow for discussion and questions on each lesson page, this would make practising and learning what we looked at in class much easier. It will be a form of study material for you to work with at home. It would be important for everyone to practise a bit at home to keep up with the course and the rest of the group.

Enrolment for this course has now started so get in touch! Please note that if we do not get a certain amount of students enrolled, we will have to cancel the course so let us know as soon as you can if you are interested.

If you would like to join the beginners 2 course, please write to us at londoncajonschool@gmail.com and we’ll send you an email with the details as to enrolment etc.

NEW Cambridge Cajon beginners 2 course starting up 10 April!

Get in touch now to secure your space: write to londoncajonschool@gmail.com

Cambridge Cajon classes details:

Dates: Every Wednesday 10 April – 29 May 2013

Duration: 8 weeks, 8 classes

Venue: Centre at St Paul’s

Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1JP

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Enrollment Fee: £10 per class (enrolment for entire course – £80 )

Drop in fee: £15 per class

Cajon hire for class: £2

*We have a limited amount of cajons for hire during class, we charge a small fee for the use of a cajon during the class, this is not only to cover the wear and tear of the cajons but mostly to encourage you to get a cajon as soon as possible in order to practise at home and keep up with the rest of the group, as well as improve faster!

Get in touch to book your space NOW!

Our current cajon classes take place Every Wed, 23rd January – 6 March 2013

Cambridge Cajon classes details:

Dates: Every Wednesday 23 Jan – 6 March 2013

Duration: 7 weeks, 7 classes

Venue: Centre at St Paul’s

Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1JP

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Enrollment Fee: £12 per class (enrolment for entire course – £84 )

Drop in fee: £15 per class

Cajon hire for class: £2 (kids Cajon sizes as well)*

*We have a limited amount of cajons for hire during class, we charge a small fee for the use of a cajon during the class, this is not only to cover the wear and tear of the cajons but mostly to encourage you to get a cajon as soon as possible in order to practise at home and keep up with the rest of the group, as well as improve faster!

Get in touch to book your space NOW!

Contact us at londoncajonschool@gmail.com

Cajon beginners course:

 

 

The course cover a complete foundation to get you started on the cajon. We will cover basic technique and exercises, various grooves, time signatures and styles such as funk, pop, rock, blues, as well as some flamenco and latin patterns. Throughout the course we will also look at performance, improvisation, playing with other players and instruments, and ensemble.

A few things to note

* Everyone welcome (ages 10 up, anyone under 13 to be accompanied by an adult)

* No previous musical experience necessary

* You do not need a cajon to join the classes.
We have cajons you can hire at £2 per class

* We strongly encourage you to enrol for the full course to benefot from the classes, but we are aware that some ppl cannot make all the lessons, therefor you are welcome to drop in to any lesson if there is space available. Please get in touch with us in advance if you wish to drop in to a lesson.

* Enrolling secures your space in the course


I’d like to enrol, what do I need to do to now?

We need a mobile number for you in the case that we need to contact you directly.

T & C ‘s

* No filming or photos to be taken during the class

*. Mobiles phones to be switched off please (unless it’s for an emercency)

* Please bring exact change for drop ins, cajon hire and enrolment fees

* If we do not get a minimum amount of people joining the class, we will have to cancel the course.

* Strictly no refunds on enrolment or deposit fees,
before enrolling please ensure that you can make the course dates
*. Classes might be filmed (by ourselves) for a possible clip/clips of some of the course for our youtube channel. By joining the class you consent to the possibility of appearing in a clip. If this would be an issue, it is possible to situate you out of the camera line so please let us know before you enrol.

If you agree to these terms, and would like to enrol/drop in to the course:

Please reply to this email with subject CAMBRIDGE CAJON SCHOOL, also stating if you would like to hire a cajon or not, and if you intend to drop in or enrol. We will then instruct you as to how to enrol etc.

londoncajonschool@gmail.com

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD IF YOU KNOW anyone who would be interested in these classes, they are not only for musicians, they are for anyone who wants to have fun with rhythm, learn to play basic grooves, relax and enjoy music, and simply get a bost of confidence thru music ans rhythm!

If we do not get a certain amount of people interested we will have to cancel the classes, so invite all your friends and anyone whom you know would enjoy this!

If you can and want to help promote the classes, we’d love to send you a couple of flyers to put out somewhere, be it your office, or your kids school! These classes are awesome!

londoncajonschool@gmail.com

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13 Replies to “Cambridge cajon school”

  1. Olga

    Hi Heidi,

    I saw you playing in Cambridge two weeks ago – that was fantastic! My husband has always wanted to learn to play cajon (he plays djembe) and I would greatly appreciate it if you could let me know when you are planning to start your classes. I would also like to buy cajon for his birthday – your advice would be appreciated on where I should get one for him. Thank you in advance! Good luck with your album! Olga

    Reply
    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hello Olga!

      Great to hear from you! If you want to know about the lessons, I suggest you sign up to the cajonbox newsletter, we are finalising all the details. As per cajon, I would recommend that you buy one of my Cruz cajons, which is available directly from me, here on this website, on our webshop.

      Reply
    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hello Olga!

      Happy new year, welcome to 2013

      Thanks for letting us know of your interest for a space in in our Cambridge beginners cajon course, starting up on Wed 16th Jan 2013. Enrolment for the course has now begun and you can now secure your space in the class.

      Cajon beginners course:

      A basic beginners course to get you playing the cajon.

      The course cover a complete foundation to get you started on the cajon. We will cover basic technique and exercises, various grooves, time signatures and styles such as funk, pop, rock, blues, as well as some flamenco and latin patterns. Throughout the course we will also look at performance, improvisation, playing with other players and instruments, and ensemble.

      Dates: Wed’s 16 Jan – 27 Feb 2013

      Duration: 7 weeks, 7 classes

      Cambridge

      Get in touch for more details!

      Heidi Joubert
      https://www.cajonbox.com

      Reply
  2. Ganga

    Do you do private lessons at all ? Am in Spain at the moment
    but wanted to contact you to find out. Or will you be doing
    any busking within the next couple of weeks and if so where.
    Would really like the chance to see your group or take some
    private lessons before i have to return to the states. Am in
    Europe until the 2nd of October then have to fly back. Am
    loving the cajon and thank you for your channel it gave me a
    good running start. Of course there is much more to learn and
    keep banging away all day every day. Something has to sink in.

    Reply
    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hello Ganga!

      At the moment I do not do any private lessons, I unfrotunately have no time for that, but I might be starting up my cajon group class in October, however, it seems you are resturning to the states on the 2nd October! We will be busking around London and bath this month, but we have no set concerts (there will be none untill we finish our album, which is well on the way). I would suggest you stay in spain and just learn as much about the cajon there as possible! And next time you come over, we will have some very exciting stuff up and running! everything is crazy here after the olympics and we are also not so busy with things as we are focussing on the recording for the next 2 months. Would have been lovely to meet you though!!! Keep practising! 🙂

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  3. Darren Powell

    Hi Heidi,
    I caught up with you outside the Guildhall (Cambridge) last month and you mentioned the possiblity of another course in Cambridge later this year or next year. Just really registering my interest so you know that people are keen.
    Loved the CD, it’s given me a totally unrealistic goal !!!
    Keep up the good work, hope the rain stays away while busking and looking forward to the next newsletter.
    Darren

    Reply
    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Hello Darren

      I might quite possibly starting up a group course in Cambridge from October, I will let you know once this is confirmed ok!
      Otherwise next year for sure…. I think! See you sooon!

      Reply
    • Heidi Joubert Post author

      Great news! Cambridge beginners cajon course, starting up on Wed 16th Jan 2013. Enrolment for the course has now begun and you can now secure your space in the class.

      Cajon beginners course:

      A basic beginners course to get you playing the cajon.

      The course cover a complete foundation to get you started on the cajon. We will cover basic technique and exercises, various grooves, time signatures and styles such as funk, pop, rock, blues, as well as some flamenco and latin patterns. Throughout the course we will also look at performance, improvisation, playing with other players and instruments, and ensemble.

      Dates: Wed’s 16 Jan – 27 Feb 2013

      Duration: 7 weeks, 7 classes

      Cambridge

      Get in touch for more details!

      Heidi Joubert
      https://cajonbox.com

      Reply
      • Darren Powell

        Hi Heidi,
        Do you still have places left for this Wednesday evening in Cambridge ?
        I’d like to attend, and possibly my teenage daughter – we have 1 cajon between us so would need to hire 1 from you for the lesson.
        Hope to see you on Wednesday,

        Darren

        Reply
        • Heidi Joubert Post author

          Hello Darren

          Yes there is still space for you and your daughter to join in our cajon classes, send me an email so I can send you the enrolment details etc!

          Heidi

          Reply

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