Cyro is available for educational workshops in a variety of formats. He has provided presentations for a wide range of audiences, from elementary school children to professional musicians. His workshops are tailored to suit each audience, and the result is a full educational, entertaining, and unforgettable experience encompassing various performance arts and cultural education.

His varied cultural influences, coupled with the musical influences of his native Brazil, all blend to provide a true world music experience. The high level of professionalism that Cyro brings to his workshops provides a first hand look at true artistry. Cyro has been teaching workshops and masterclasses for the past 12 years. His unique approach of using his body, spare parts of kitchenware, and anything that's out of the ordinary, as well as traditional instruments, makes his workshops a most unique and entertaining experience.

He has conducted workshops and master classes at numerous institutions throughout the world. These include Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA), The New School for Social Research (New York City), Drummer's Collective (New York City), Mannes College (New York City), New World Symphony (Miami, FL) and Rimon School of Music (Tel-Aviv, Israel). He conducted a rhythm workshop for 200 people at the WOMAD '97 Festival in the Canary Islands. You do not need to have previous percussion/drumming experience, or even be a musician to enjoy and benefit from Cyro's workshops.

::: What others say about Cyro's Workshops :::

"Anyone who has ever seen Cyro Baptista on stage at a Beat The Donkey show knows that he is a one-of-a-kind entertainer. I recently had a chance to see Cyro run one of his educational workshops at the Gala Theater in Washington DC. I now know that he is a one-of-a-kind human being.

"You have to see him with these kids...telling them stories and teaching them about music and his homeland of Brazil. His passion is as catchy as his rhythms. "   --  Scott Why

Cyro At Various Workhops Over The Years:

 
Cyro at the 2008 Kosa Workshop:

 

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::: Selected Past Workshops :::

MASTER CLASSES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
The Juilliard School (November 2008)
KOSA 2008 Master Class and Workshops (August 2008)
University of Richmond Virginia (September 2003 & 2005)
College of Charleston (2005)
CODART Rotterdam Holland (2007)
Bergen Community College
University Of Iowa
Washington University (2005)
Manhattan School of Music, 10/2003 (New York, New York)
University of Minnesotta, 11/2003 (Mankato, Minnesotta)
Wesleyan University 2001 (Connecticut, USA)
Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA)
Drummer's Collective (New York City, USA)
George Mason University (Virginia,USA)
Mannes College of Music (New York City)
Rimon School of Music (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

FOR HIGH SCHOOL/MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Rhythm Workshop - Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL (2006)
Rhythm Workshop - Alverno, IL students performed with Beat The Donkey at their show (2006)
Rhythm Workshop - Sheboygan, IL (2006)
Spencer, University of Iowa - SPOT Tour (2008)
Marshalltown, University of Iowa SPOT Tour (2008)
Perry, University of Iowa SPOT Tour (2008)
Iowa City, University of Iowa SPOT Tour (2008)
Santa Rosa High School CA (2005)
Tenafly Middle School NJ (2002)
South Burlington High School (Vermont, USA)

FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES
July 2005 - Knitting Factory - promoted by TIME-OUT NY KIDS
Exploris Museum Raleigh NC (2005)


May 2002 - What is SAMBA?
A show hosted by Wynton Marsalis with special guests Cyro Baptista and members of BEAT THE DONKEY for the concert series "Jazz for Young People"; produced by JAZZ @ LINCOLN CENTER, New York City

October 2001 - Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center, Boston - for Boston Public Schools children.
November 1999 - 92nd. St. Y, New York City
Sponsored by the .... this show was for 4000 New York City Public Schools children.
Abrons Art Center - Henry Street Settlement with the Essex Street Academy (2007)
Spencer, University of Iowa - SPOT Tour (2008)
Marshalltown, University of Iowa SPOT Tour (2008)
Perry, University of Iowa SPOT Tour (2008)
Iowa City, University of Iowa SPOT Tour (2008)
Grassroots Festival (2006)
Grassroots Festival (2008)
Starwood Festival - Sherman, NY (2005)
Rhythm Workshop - Sheboygan, IL (2006)
The Garage Theatre Group - Teaneck, NJ (2006)
February 2002 - Tenafly & Cresskill Elementary Schools Show and workshop (New Jersey)
May/July 2002 - Brooklyn Lyceum Matinees for children
November 2003 - Grand Rapids, Michigan Elementary School
November 2003 - Mankato, Minesotta Elementary School

FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES
3 Drops of Blood San Francico CA (2005)
Rhythm, World Music Festival 9/2003 (Chicago, US)
Boulder, CO (June 2007)
Maracatu New York (NYC 2006)
World Drum Festival 99 (Hamburg, Germany)
Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal)
WOMAD 97 Festival (Canary Islands, Spain)
CULTURGEST 2000 (Lisbon, Portugal)

FOR PROFESSIONALS
Musicians from the New World Symphony (Miami, USA)
Cartagena Festival Internacional de Música - For the musicians of The Bogota and Cali Symphony Orchestras (2008)

WITH BILLY MARTIN
Boulder Theatre - Boulder, CO
Exotic Rhythms Percussion Workshops - 4 classes spread over 2 weeks held in Tenafly, NJ

 

MEMBERS OF BEAT THE DONKEY ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR MORE IN DEPTH WORKSHOPS IN THEIR SPECIFIC ART FORM

 

SHOWS FOR SPECIFIC YOUNGER AUDIENCES

Exploris Museum Raleigh NC (2005)

May 2002 - What is SAMBA?
A show hosted by Wynton Marsalis with special guests Cyro Baptista and members of BEAT THE DONKEY for the concert series "Jazz for Young People"; produced by JAZZ @ LINCOLN CENTER, New York City

October 2001 - Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center, Boston - for Boston Public Schools children.

November 1999 - 92nd. St. Y, New York City
Sponsored by the .... this show was for 4000 New York City Public Schools children.

February 2002 - Tenafly & Cresskill Elementary Schools
Show and workshop (New Jersey)

May/July 2002 - Brooklyn Lyceum
Matinees for children

November 2003 - Grand Rapids, Michigan Elementary School

November 2003 - Mankato, Minesotta Elementary School

 
 

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