Nasrine is a highly experienced professional percussionist specialising in Cajon and Congas.
Born in Australia to a Mauritian mother and Iranian father, Nasrine has been a full time professional musician for more than 20 years. Upon completing a Bachelor of Music Performance degree at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, she began making numerous study trips to Cuba to continue to fine-tune her skills on congas and timbales. She worked for many years in Melbourne as a percussionist in Latin, Jazz, Pop and World music projects and after meeting local Flamenco musicians she began to investigate the genre. Taking a serious interest in cajon, she began traveling to Spain, eventually choosing to relocate to Madrid. She was attracted to the city´s vibrant percussion scene and its melting pot of Flamenco and latin percussion. After 11 years residing in Madrid, she is now one of the top references for Flamenco and Latin Percussion in Spain, regularly giving masterclasses at percussion festivals between constant local and international touring with artists of different genres.
She has accompanied renowned artists such as Montse Cortes and Jorge Pardo and is the main percussionist for Diego Guerrero and Antonia Jimenez. She is also one of the main endorsers for La Rosa Percussion, one of the world´s top manufacturers of Flamenco cajons.
I am happy to take on people of all ages and playing levels. I have experience with students from 7 to 77 years old!!
Starting with basic technique, correct posture and attention to tone (the quality of the sounds be are producing from the instrument, I like to then go straight into simple exercises for developing good time, fluidity and speed and then simple rhythms so we can quickly enjoying playing along to music and immersing ourselves in the right cultural context for what we are learning.
For more advanced students with prior experience on a percussion instrument, we will examine the rhythmic subdivisions and types of phrasing unique to this new style of music/instrument. We will quickly progress from basic technique and rhythms to advanced technique and rhythms as well as phrasing and tips for soloing.
At the end of each lesson, I will send each student a short video with all the material we have covered in the lesson so they can use that for reference when practicing. I will also send them a link to a song which has a good example of the rhythm we were working on and a playlist with a wide selection of artists in that genre.
My objective is to share my joy and love for percussion with others who are keen to take up an instrument, and to guide them in developing an effective and and healthy practice routine supported by musical references for each rhythm and style we are working on at the time.
Testimonials from Private Students:
"I am met with a woman who works with the rigor of a Spartan, but also with the sweetness of Cuban sugar. I think it's the first time I have studied flamenco percussion with such seriousness, and in exchange, I'm having a great time and progressing like never before. Thank you, Nasrine. You are a treasure.” - Andrés, Barcelona.
"I love studying with Nasrine! Classes go at my own pace. She explains everything with clarity and patience, and I'm learning a lot. She is also super nice as a teacher. I feel like I'm in very good hands and I can see this in how I'm progressing! ” - Michelle, USA.
“I've been having classes for a month with Nasrine, and I really couldn't be MORE happy. Her way of teaching is really incredible. I am progressing daily with each class! It is a real luxury to learn from her!” - Carlos Manuel, Ecuador.
Live performance videos:
In our conga lessons we will be covering technique, posture and rhythms for this amazing limitless instrument. We can cover any genre of music you may be interested in. My specialties are Cuban Rumba and Latin Music. Lets play!
In our one hour lessons we will be covering technique, posture and rhythms for the Congas. We can cover any genre of music you may be interested in. My specialties are Cuban Rumba Latin Music. Lets play!
In these classes I will explain all the syncopated clapping patterns characteristic of the Flamenco genre. The "palmas" are the essence of Flamenco. We will cover all the different "Palos" and their respective time signatures.
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In our one hour lessons we will be covering technique, posture and rhythms for this amazing limitless instrument. We can cover any genre of music you may be interested in. My specialties are Flamenco and Latin Music. Lets play!
In our Cajon lessons we will be covering technique, posture and rhythms for this amazing limitless instrument. We can cover any genre of music you may be interested in. My specialties are Flamenco and Latin Music. Lets play!