Percussion | Global Groove Program

For centuries, drums, percussion, and rhythm have formed the beating heart of music worldwide. They musically connect the continents of Africa, North and South America, Europe, and Asia. To extend the musical palette beyond jazz and pop, today’s percussionists and drummers need information from all traditions and styles around the globe. With the Global Groove Program, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam aims to meet this need. 

To achieve excellence and refinement on a single musical instrument or style, exclusive focus on this subject is indispensable. For this reason, a high level of dedication to a selected principal instrument or style is an important part of the program.


principal subject
Lucas van Merwijk latin drums, latin percussion
Steven Brezet Brazilian percussion, latin percussion, allround percussion, methodology
Alper Kekec Oriental percussion
Niti Ranjan Biswas tabla and Indian percussion
Yoran Vroomdrums
Maguette Gueye African percussion

guest teachers
Aly N’Diaye Rose
Moussé Pathé 
Roberto Quintero 
Luisito Quintero 
Roberto Vizcaino

Parallel to this specialization, the program offers education in a global range of drum and percussion traditions, from Afro-Cuban percussion to Indian tablas and from Senegalese sabar drums to oriental frame drums.

The Global Groove Program is a comprehensive percussion program combined with a specialization of the student’s choice. It offers inspiration and encouragement to develop towards a top level percussionist.