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 10/29/2018

Big Drummers: 7 - 9 years with Carlos Cornier

for kids with birthdays between: 11/04/2006 and 11/04/2013

$156 ($146 members)

11/04/2018 – 12/23/2018 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Conga 1 with Carlos Cornier

$202 ($192 members)

11/04/2018 – 12/23/2018 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Conga 2 with Carlos Cornier

$202 ($192 members)

11/04/2018 – 12/23/2018 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 3:00 PM – 4:20 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 01/07/2019

Big Drummers: 10, 11, & 12 years with Carlos Cornier

for kids with birthdays between: 01/13/2006 and 02/13/2009

$156 ($146 members)

01/13/2019 – 03/03/2019 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Big Drummers: 7, 8, & 9 years with Carlos Cornier

for kids with birthdays between: 01/13/2009 and 01/13/2012

$156 ($146 members)

01/13/2019 – 03/03/2019 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Conga 1 with Carlos Cornier

$202 ($192 members)

01/13/2019 – 03/03/2019 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Conga 2 with Carlos Cornier

$202 ($192 members)

01/13/2019 – 03/03/2019 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 3:00 PM – 4:20 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave