Helen specialises in Brazilian playing styles. She is especially interested in North Brazilian percussion and directs Orixá Bloco samba band as well as being an associate artist with Global Grooves. She sees these rhythms as the ultimate for people who enjoy rhythm. She is a very experienced percussionist and teacher of hand drumming techniques on congas or timbals, stick techniques for snares, side drums or repeniques and hand percussion. Helen teaches grooves, techniques, styles and co-ordination skills.


The music is taught mainly aurally, with encouragement to bring your recording devices as a method of remembering and practicing.  


Helen teaches at her music room in Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge. She has worked in the music profession since completing her BPA degree from Leeds College of Music in 2000. 



Trial lesson/consultation – FREE

£13 – half hour lesson

£19.50 – 45 min lesson

£26 – 1 hour lesson