THE RUMBA ACADEMY
CUBAN MUSIC SCHOOL
THE RUMBA ACADEMY is the best (and only) music school specialized in traditional Cuban music in Finland. Since
2006 we have offered private lessons, weekly group lessons
and workshops in singing, percussions (congas, bongos, cajon, chequere, batá-drums, etc.) and tres-guitar. Dancing is also taught, but only in the workshops.
The Rumba Academy seeks to find the best suited way to study for everyone. Our approach is based on oral tradition, where music is understood as a form of communication, and learned by listening and imitating. Notes are usually not used for teaching.
The most popular study mode in our school are group lessons. Every group has its own name and identity (Los Pálidos, Los Risados). Some of the groups have played together for years and performed together at Rumba Academy´s parties held twice a year, among other occasions. Private lessons are an opportunity to have personal coaching on specific skills, or suit those who require more flexible schedules.
New groups start in September. Please let us know if you are interested as we start forming the groups. If you already know the basics and want to join sooner, please contact us and we´ll find you the most appropriate group. In either case, the first class is free of charge. Further information can be found at the school´s own site:
The instructors are:
The Headmaster – Vili Mustalampi
The Dean – Tero Rantanen
The Dancemaster – Matias Löyttyniemi
Teaching takes place in Runeberginkatu 6 B, Helsinki.
The Rumba Academy offers tailored workshops for
companies, schools and parties. Don´t hesitate to contact us!