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Jérôme teaches a workshop in the french part of Switzerland. Click the link below to see excerpts of the workshop:

Workshop in Switzerland

Jérôme and Jonathan are just back from a latin percussion workshop ins Switzerland. There are some clichés you can’t do without.

PercussionTutor-workshop Switzerland2

PercussionTutor-workshop Switzerland 1

5 day intensive drum workshop in New York

The goal of the intensive workshop is to give teenagers and young adults the opportunity to work with first-class New York based drummers and percussionists.

Lana Pauly and Pit Romersa with Mario Monaco, Robby Ameen and Jéróme
Lana Pauly and Pit Romersa with Mario Monaco, Robby Ameen and Jéróme
Lana Pauly and Pit Romersa with Frank Belucci
Lana Pauly and Pit Romersa with Frank Belucci
Lana Pauly and Matt Howell with Evan Gregor and Diego Voglino
Lana Pauly and Matt Howell with Evan Gregor and Diego Voglino

This workshop is organized by Jéróme Goldschmidt and Joël Heyard. For more info go to

Bata Group Class

We are meeting tomorrow for the bata group class in Astoria, Queens.

I am thrilled to share with you that we got through the “oru seco” in last weekend’s class. This is a great achievement and I would like to thank all of you for your great work and dedication. I am looking forward to our meeting tomorrow.

For people who would like to join the group, please contact Jerome at

Il fait parler les congas et les bongos!

Interview suisse

Interview Suisse Jérôme2012

A Three Day Workshop In July with Jerome Goldschmidt – All Levels Welcome

In this workshop, we will be exploring latin music and all its different percussion instruments part of the Carribean popular and folkloric culture. We will learn rhythms from Cuba and Puerto Rico and play the palo drums, bomba drums, timbales, bongo, guiro, different cow-bell pattern, maracas, the bata drums, shekere, drumset, and accustom ourself with the concept of clave.

This workshop is aimed for all latin-music lovers, those who would like to deepen their knowledge of latin-music as well as for those who are new to latin-music.
For all those who are new to latin-music, this “3 day workshop” offers you a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with latin-music, get a better understanding and learn the roles of the different instruments.

When: Thursday 12th of july from 17.30-20.00
Friday 13th of july from 17.30-20.00
Saturday 14th of july from 10.00-13.00

Where: 4, rue Michel Welter
L-8339 Olm
(Cité Kurt)

Fee: 125 Euro per student

Early bird special: 100 Euro if you pay full amount before june 27th!

For information and/or registration:

Weekly Batá Workshops

I am very thrilled to announce a new weekly NYC bata drum class on saturdays from 1030a.m. to 1230p.m.

The objective of this class is to learn the different rhythms of the oru cantado with their respective songs. The oru cantado is the second part of a tambor (ceremony) consisting of a series of songs sung for each of the orichas.  Together with my friend Ray Alcantara, we will be teaching you the different patterns of the three drums as well as the appropriate songs.

For more info or sign up for the class, please contact Jerome at

Jerome Goldschmidt has been a professional musician and teacher for over 25 years. He played with numerous artists such as Los Jovenes Del Barrio, Chico O’Farrill and Tito Puente. Jerome has been playing the bata drums for over 20 years and has been part of Louie Bauzo’s tambor for the last 15 years.

Ray Alcantara has been a professional musician for over 35 years and played among others with Conjunto Saoco, Johnny Colon & Nino Segarra. He dedicated his life to afro-cuban folkloric music and has been playing ceremonies for 30 years with Louie Bauzo and Alfredo Coyude.

NYC intensive Drum Workshop

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Great teachers like Robby Ameen and Adam Cruz among others await you for an awesome drum workshop