Teachers at the Old Town School

Carlos Cornier

Drumming, Conga, Big Drummers

Carlos is a youth, teen and adult Latin percussion instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music, as well as a popular Artist-in-Residence, sharing his years of expertise in Afro-Caribbean drumming with hundreds of Chicago children.

Carlos performs with the Bradley Young Orchestra and is a member of Chicago-based groups Primal Connection, The Rhythm Brothers, and Funkadesi, performing rhythms from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Middle East. and West Africa. Carlos is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a senior staff member for World Percussion & Rhythm magazine.

Started at the Old Town School in January of 1997


Group Classes for the session beginning 01/08/2018

Big Drummers: 10 - 12 years with Carlos Cornier
for kids with birthdays between: 01/14/2006 and 01/14/2013
$156 ($146 members)
for 8 weeks
01/14/2018 – 03/04/2018Sundays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Big Drummers: 7 - 9 years with Carlos Cornier
for kids with birthdays between: 01/14/2006 and 01/14/2013
$156 ($146 members)
for 8 weeks
01/14/2018 – 03/04/2018Sundays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Conga 1 with Carlos Cornier
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
01/14/2018 – 03/04/2018Sundays · 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

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