This week has been an incredible learning opportunity for me as a student, and I can’t wait to apply all that I’ve learned here in my outside musical career. The level of skill and growth I attained this week is priceless. I love the Stanford Jazz Workshop.
~ Jazz Institute participant

One-day and half-day programs for groups of up to 100 adults.

Event options:

  • Rhythm and team-building workshops
  • Groups of 10 up to 100 adults
  • Theater-quality presentation facilities seating up to 200 or more
  • Catering by Stanford Coffee House
  • Tickets to the Stanford Jazz Festival

Programs available August, 1, 2 or 3

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m; concert begins at 8:00 p.m.

Braun Music Center, Stanford University campus

Program Highlights:

  • Taught by world-renowned percussionist Tupac Mantilla
  • Builds individual creativity and teamwork through rhythm, body percussion, and body awareness
  • Can include performance of world-class jazz at evening Stanford Jazz Festival concert

Program Focus:

  • Group communication and awareness
  • Creativity and improvisation
  • Body percussion
  • Cross-cultural rhythm

Program Focus

  • Classes in body percussion
    and culture-specific percussion
  • Group communication and awareness
  • Creativity and improvisation
  • Cross-cultural and cross-genre approach
    Cognitive and developmental benefits
    to improvising rhythm instruments in group settings
  • Expands awareness of world cultures
    and their musics

Call 650-779-5156 or write to arrange your World Rhythm event!

Build your team with World Rhythm

Rhythm is at the heart of all we do. It’s an integral part of life, work, and our very well-being. In this flexible one-day or half-day program, Colombian percussion master Tupac Mantilla will lead your group on a rhythmic journey that will not only imbue every participant with a sense of joy and unity, but will also increase group awareness, communication skills, and creativity. Perfect for group team building and leadership, as well as a reward of plain old musical fun!

Inspire your group with an hour or two-hour program of pure rhythmic delight, as Tupac leads them with simple rhythms and body percussion, to more complex interactions that promote cooperation, trust, and mutual respect.

Then take advantage of the great facilities at the Braun Music Center to have your group presentation in an intimate recital hall, or in a comfortable theater.

End the day with tickets to the Stanford Jazz Festival, where your group will be thrilled by performances by some of the greatest jazz artists in the world.

Availability for this unique program is limited to dates between August 1 and August 4, 2017, so call today to arrange your event!

Contact Ernie Rideout at 650-779-5156 or

Examples of World Rhythm classes:

  • Rhythm-nastics
  • World Rhythm Theory
  • World Rhythm Ensemble
  • Afro Rhythm Connection
  • Body Percussion
  • Percussion Objects
  • Drum Circle
  • Indian Rhythm Power Concepts

Co-sponsored by PERCUACTION