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Ria Ria Pita Castanet
Master Class

Ria Ria Pita Master Class is the only comprehensive guide to playing the castanets. It is a structured online e-course of practical classes devoted to playing the Spanish Castanets.

On 3 levels, from complete beginners to advanced professional standards, the levels can be acquired individually or together in any combination.

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Deanna Blacher Flamenco Castanets Masterclass

Who Is Deanna Blacher

Tirelessly working to advance the interests of Spanish Dance

Drawn to the exacting discipline of the Spanish dance in its manifold forms, Deanna Blacher, founder of Danza Viva, has devoted a lifetime to the study, teaching, performing and choreography of Spanish dance.

Deanna’s teachers include, inter alia, Elsa Brunelleschi, Victoria Eugenia and nearly all of the great teachers of the 20th century

Deanna Blacher Flamenco Castanets Masterclass

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Deanna Blacher Flamenco Castanets Masterclass

Ria Ria Pita - Level 1

Level 1 is an in-depth introduction explaining the origins of the castanets, including 20 plus exercises designed to teach you the correct hand and arm positions, flamenco rhythms and single finger strength exercises.

Deanna Blacher Flamenco Castanets Masterclass

Ria Ria Pita - Level 2

Level 2 is an historical vignette, and this includes 20 plus exercises designed to develop your clarity and strength. This includes re-examining level 1 material and strength and control exercises.

Deanna Blacher Flamenco Castanets Masterclass

Ria Ria Pita - Level 3

A summary of how the castanets are made and their makers. 20 plus exercises designed to develop speed and stamina , especially in the execution of the Carretillas.

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