Who Are Percussion4U?
Percussion4u are specialists in creating unforgettable experiential percussion, samba, dance, singing workshops and events for schools and colleges, businesses and corporate events, youth and community groups & International services. See our full list of services.
Percussion4U's Director is Laszlo Palko. Laszlo has been playing percussion instruments since the age of 14 and has worked with a number of bands across the North West of England. Laszlo has also performed at a number of high profile events over the past few years and has led team building workshops for companies such as Rolls Royce, Shell and Aviva (Norwich Union).
Laszlo specialises in Brazilian and African percussion and in particular Samba Rhythms and Latin American percussion.
From 1998 to 2004 he was Musical Director of Zambura, Bury's samba band, which had about 50 members of all ages.
Over the last few years he has also been taught by some leading exponents in percussion such as Dudu TucciGiba Goncalves, Sam Alexander and Bosco D' Oliveira. Laszlo has also completed a Roots of Brazil course and holds a certificate for Advanced Instruction in Afro Brazilian percussion.
Instruction And Teaching
Laszlo has led a wide variety of workshops for schools, community groups and businesses. He has also worked for the Manchester and Lancashire Music Services, teaching in primary and secondary schools. Laszlo has a diverse musical background with extensive experience of working with groups who have different levels of experience. He can adapt his instruction & teaching style to match both educational and business environments.
Laszlo also composes his own samba pieces for various school and community samba bands in and around the Manchester area, including a fusion of traditional samba percussion using a variety of different Brazilian percussion instruments.
Laszlo is also a working percussionist regularly performing nationally with blues and folk groups. He is also available for backing sessions or recording. He has performed with blues and folk artists such as the House Devils,DepotandAutumn Wells. He has also performed with Welsh Opera Singer Julie Bulman.
Laszlo has recently performed at the PJEIRE BLUES FESTIVAL in Belgium. Some other past events he has performed at include:
- FUTURE PERFECT for Christies Charity in Castlefield Manchester
- France, Spain (Merce' Festival) Portugal,
- Commonwealth Games, Manchester 2002
- Charity event for Mike Mc Cartney (Paul Mc Cartney's brother) and the band Cast
- Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
- City of Manchester Football Stadium
The House Devils with guest artist Laszlo Palko at The Globe Inn Glossop 2013
Reveca Muñoz - Flamenco Dance Teacher
Reveca Muñoz was born in Madrid, Spain in 1992.
Flamenco Dance Background
- Asociación Cultural Flamenca Carmen Amaya, Madrid, Spain: September 2007 - January 2010 (2 hours/week) and 10 hours in Summer 2011
- Centro de Arte Flamenco y Danza Española Amor de Dios, Madrid, Spain:
- La Truco Eliezer Truco Pinillos: Technique in August – September 2009
- Belén Fernández: Technique 25 hours in August - September 2011
- La Tati: 4 days workshop of “Martinete con bastón” y “Bulerías” in April 2012
- Other dance styles: Classical Ballet, Classical Spanish, Oriental, African
- ADIDAS Spanish week 2012
- International Festival at Swansea University 2011
- International Women’s day, AWEMA, (All Wales Ethnic Minority Association) 2011
- Asociación Cultural Flamenca Carmen Amaya, Teatro de Vallecas, Madrid, Spain. 4 performances: 2007-2009
- Weekly class: every Monday in Nottingham City Centre. (Started in January)
- Workshop: Every Tuesday from 19/06/2012 to 10/07/2012 at Gedling Ballet School, Nottingham
- Workshop: 4 days from 2/07/2012 to 5/07/2012 at King’s Hawford Junior School, Worcester
- Birthday Parties: flamenco dance lesson to children(5 to 7 years old) with little performance in the end
- Weekly class: University of Nottingham with Hispanic Society: Every Tuesday term time flamenco dance classes
- Performance:University of Nottingham: 24/09/2012 to 28/09/2012 Fresher’s Week flamenco performance for the Hispanic Society