LEARN PERCUSSION ONLINE WITH RENATO MARTINS
The Brazilian world-class percussionist, educator and former Cirque du Soleil artist Renato Martins is described as an innovator of Brazilian percussion and is considered one of the most internationally respected percussion artists in the world.
Renato Martins continuously creates new techniques for traditional instruments such as the Udu and the Cajon. He sees all objects as potential instruments and has also been known to use entire sets of kitchen utensils in his exploration of sound. Anything he finds that produces sound has been hit, plucked, struck, shaken and scratched in his pursuit of musical reinvention.
PLAYING AND TEACHING PERCUSSION FOR +30 YEARS
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
LATIN PERCUSSION ARTIST AND OFFICIAL CLINICIAN
AUDIX MICROPHONES ARTIST
BOX PERCUSSION FOUNDER
“I’ve taken a number of very useful and engaging lessons via Skype with Renato Martins on both udu and cajon. He has a unique approach to playing cajon with a brush which can be immediately adapted to many playing situations. His ability to play udu is extraordinary and his teaching style is relaxed, patient, supportive and always with a dose of humor. I look forward to every lesson.”
Daryl McDicken – British Columbia, CANADA
I found Renato Martins on the internet. I immediately got interested in learning his cajon with brush techniques and exploring this instrument’s possibilities to the maximum. I contacted Renato and ended up taking some skype lessons. Renato’s cajon method and lessons are very simple and rational, and this technique can be applied in all musical genres. Great teaching that supports music life!
Yoshifumi Goto – Tokyo, JAPAN
Cajón With Single Brush Lessons
The cajón is the most widely used Afro-Peruvian musical instrument in the 20th century. The instrument has been officially declared “Cultural Patrimony of the Nation” by the Peruvian government. It has been largely used in many different musical styles and has become very popular for its capability to replace the traditional drum kit. Renato Martins offers lessons in his original and inventive ‘cajón with single brush’ technique.
Modern Brazilian and World Percussion Lessons
Renato Martins offers lessons in a wide range of Brazilian and world percussion instruments.
WATCH THE CAXIXI TECHNIQUE DEMO
UDU AND CAJÓN WORKSHOP
UDU AND CAJÓN WITH SINGLE BRUSH WORKSHOP
Renato Martins offers his udu and ‘cajón with single brush’ workshop to be performed at music schools, universities, cultural centers, festivals and music shops. By addressing Renato’s original technique on both the udu and the cajón with single brush, the workshop provides the attending participants with a unique opportunity to learn and play patterns with printed notation material covering a wide range of music styles.
WATCH THE WORKSHOP DEMO