Helen specialises in Brazilian playing styles. She is especially interested in North Brazilian percussion and directs Orixá Bloco samba band as well as being an associate artist with Global Grooves. She sees these rhythms as the ultimate for people who enjoy rhythm. She is a very experienced percussionist and teacher of hand drumming techniques on congas or timbals, stick techniques for snares, side drums or repeniques and hand percussion. Helen teaches grooves, techniques, styles and co-ordination skills.


The music is traditionally taught aurally, with encouragement to bring your recording devices as a method of remembering and practicing.  


Helen is available for workshops as well as for private percussion lessons. Please get in touch via the contact page with enquiries. 


Prices for private tuition 


Half hour trial lesson – FREE

£13 – half hour lesson

£19.50 – 45 min lesson

£26 – 1 hour lesson