Beyond La Bamba: Latin Rhythms
with Ariel Weissberger, MA, MT-BC
Number of CMTEs: 3
Length of Access: 2 months
This course is designed to give you fresh ideas to spice up your rhythmic skills on piano, guitar and percussion, through the fascinating nuances of Latin rhythms. Ariel will show you exciting rhythms and patterns that will spice up your work, help you connect with your clients at a deeper level, and help you improve your overall sense of rhythm and musicality.
You will learn rhythms from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Dominican Republic that are popular throughout the world including Mariachi, Mambo, Chachacha, Bachata, Bolero, and Son. Read the full course description here…
“Ariel is astute in his knowledge of music skills in addition to his specialized therapeutic methods, especially in rhythm, drumming and percussion. This provides a strong foundation for building the therapeutic relationship, through which all progress stems. There’s a power in his creativity unlike any other drummer I’ve met, and when he’s asked to develop a beat his survey of the music and the mood always results in a mindblowingly perfect beat.”
~ Lucinda Anne Butler, MT-BC || St. Augustine, FL
I was hesitant of whether I could truly learn these rhythms and styles. Now, I am very excited to have these styles in my back pocket for working with Hispanic clients! I work in an area with a large Hispanic population and I was very hesitant to work with them because of my lack of knowledge about their music. They are still the experts, but I at least know some styles, terminology, and ways to add to the music. Hearing everything put together at the end of each style helped me see how everything fits together. I also really enjoyed the ideas of how to apply these styles to your practice. A wonderful course – thank you!
~ Rachel Nowels, MT-BC
“Ariel is a versatile talented musician with proficiency in multiple instruments and musical styles. An accomplished music therapist with a high level of expertise in rhythm, songwriting, technology and recording, and a remarkable ability to engage patients from multiple cultural backgrounds and life circumstances in individual and communal creative music centered experiences of great therapeutic value”.
~ Nir Sadovnik, MA, MT-BC, LCAT || Brooklyn NY ~