Percussion Workshop, Studio

The P.W. Studio is located at Clos na bhFiodoiri (Lisbeth Mulcahy's Weavers Yard), Green street, Dingle ( between Garvey's Super value and the Church )

Child Protection Policy of Martin Schärer

Parents & Toddlers

True rhythmical games, songs, movement and the use of percussion instruments the toddlers get playfully introduced to the basics of music making: pulse, tempo, dynamics, timbre and pitch ( hi and low). Martin also uses finger poppets in his sessions to interact and sing with the Toddlers.

  • Monday's and Tuesdays 2 - 2:40pm

  • other times and day's can be arranged to suit your needs

Rhythm Kids

Learn to Drum – Lots of Fun! 

This fun drumming class introduces the children to the exiting world of rhythms. The rhythms thought are inspired by african and brazilian drumming traditions as well as more contemporary styles of rhythms. The workshops are tailored to the children's age and abilities. Younger children explore the basics of music making (pulse, tempo, dynamics, timbre and pitch (high and low), playfully learn to co-create, to listen, to give and take space and build up an understanding of the fundamentals of music. Older children learn more complex rhythms and rhythm arrangements.The Children are introduced to different Percussion Instruments and techniques. As the children gain confidence they will be encouraged and helped to make up there own rhythms.


  • 2:40 – 3:30pm Rhythm Kids (age 4 & 5)

  • 3:40 – 4:30pm Rhythm Kids (age 6 & 7)

  • 4:40 – 5:30pm Rhythm Kids (age 8 - 11)


  • 4:20 - 5:20pm Hip Hop/Reggae and other Cool Rhythms for Teen's (age 12+)

All Instruments Provided. Martin's Classes are interactive, highly educational and LOTS OF FUN!
First try out €4. Booking is essential.

Adult Classes, Drum Circles

Regular Adult classes are held at the Percussion Workshop for beginners and advanced.
Martin likes to strike a balance between fun and education teaching rhythms from Brazil, Cuba and west Africa mixed with more contemporary styles such as hip hop funk and reggae depending on the interest of the students.
Beginners always start of with an easy exessable fun rhythm. Please contact me to find out about new beginners courses.

Monday's (Dingle)

  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm Adult beginners

  • 7:30 - 9pm Adults intermediate / advanced

Wednesday's (Anascaul)

  • 7 – 8:30pm Adults beginners/intermediate

  • other times/dates can be arranged


Beginners Drumming Classes for Adults

You will be introduced to some exiting rhythms from Africa and Brazil.

This class is also recomended as an introduction for peoples who want to join Splanc - the Dingle Carnival Band.

The classes are educational, interactive and most of all LOTS OF FUN!!
All instruments are provided. No previous experience required.

Costs for the 5 week course is €45 or €10 pay as you go
Alternatively i am also happy to Barter. You can make me an offer.
For more info call Martin @ 0872808633

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available on the following instruments :
Congas, Djembe, Bongos, Didgeridoo

Other Workshop’s

Weekend workshops and workshops with special themes such as Afro Brazilian Rhythms, Afro Cuban rhythms, Afro Hip Hop and much more are held regularly at the Percussion Workshop. See also page: EVENTS