What we're about

Want to try something new? Always wanted to learn to drum or dance samba? Maybe you're already an accomplished ritmista or passista?! 

If you have a sense of rhythm (or want to discover it) and want to explore samba, if you can swing it like a Carioca and are looking for other samba lovers to play/dance with, or maybe you want to meet some new people and try something different, we'll be very happy to hear from you!!!
First try-out is for free!

We are non-profit association, and all fees go to rental of the rooms, purchase of new instruments, instrument repairs and workshops from external teachers.

If you're coming to try out, please RSVP and feel free to get in contact with us, so we can give you an extra warm welcome! =)

Upcoming events (4+)

Try-out session: Samba no pé - Brazilian carnival dance


CHF 30.00

Do you want to try something new? Join us on the way to becoming a real passista! But before signing up for a full Beginners course... Try it out!
2 days in December Celebre! Samba school is welcoming newcomers.

Why samba? In this dance, you feel the depth of rhythm, learn how to control every muscle of your body, and find joy in movement. You will de-stress and enjoy the positive vibes of Brazilian music.

Your instructor:
- 6 years of dancing/performing experience
- "Samba Princess 2022" for the second place in the dancing competition at the biggest carnival in Europe (Coburg).
- Marina is happy to share her passion with you!
Find more information on instagram: @celebre.samba

AGM Zurich School of Samba - Verein Members Only

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Hello everyone

Please sign up according to our E-Mail for the annual AGM of Zurich School of Samba.

Public: Please note that this event is only for Members of the Verein/Bateria.

Learn Caixa Basics - Instruments Supplied

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CHF 12.00

Learn the Samba Snare Drum (Caixa da Guerra)
Free for Association Members
12 CHF for Non Association Members
Details below in English, Deutsch and Portugues
Caixa Basics Course
- Quick demo (hear what you're going to learn)
- How to adjust and wear your caixa strap
- How to wear your caixa
- How to hold your drumsticks (traditional grip)
- What your caixa should sound like (is my caixa in tune?)
- Playing Samba Reto or Levada Reto (the most fundamental Caixa pattern)

This learning package is conceived to get you started with Caixa and to provide you with the tools you need begin your journey into our bateria.

To keep growing your new skills, we recommend you also join the monthly Open Bateria Workshop and if you fall in love with us, please talk to us about joining our association.


- Kurzdemonstration des Kursleiters (höre, was du lernen wirst)
- Wie du dein caixa Band einstellst und trägst
- Wie du deine Caixa trägst
- Wie du deine Sticks hältst (traditioneller Griff)
- Wie deine Caixa klingen sollte (ist meine Caixa richtig gestimmt?)
- Samba Reto oder Levada Reto spielen (das grundlegendste Caixa-Muster)

Dieses Lernpaket soll dir den Einstieg in die Caixa erleichtern und dir das nötige Rüstzeug geben, um deine Reise in unsere Bateria zu beginnen.

Um deine neuen Fähigkeiten weiter auszubauen, empfehlen wir dir, am monatlichen Open Bateria Workshop teilzunehmen und wenn du dich in uns verliebst, sprich mit uns über eine Mitgliedschaft in unserem Verein.

Curso Básico
- Demonstração rápida do instrutor (ouça o que você vai aprender)
- Como ajustar e usar a alça de sua caixa
- Como usar a sua caixa
- Como segurar suas baquetas (garra tradicional)
- Como sua caixa deve soar (minha caixa está afinada?)
- Tocando Samba Reto ou Levada Reto (o padrão mais fundamental do Samba)

Este pacote de aprendizado foi concebido para você começar com a Caixa e para lhe fornecer as ferramentas que você precisa para começar sua jornada em nossa bateria.

Para continuar crescendo suas novas habilidades, nós recomendamos que você também participe do Workshop Mensal Open Bateria e se você se apaixonar por nós, por favor, fale conosco sobre como fazer parte de nossa associação.

Open Ensaio de Bateria (Core-Group and Beginners Together)

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In the run-up to Christmas, we are opening up our remaining sessions to beginners, we will look after you, welcome you and do our best to make sure you have a great time playing with us. No matter what your level, just come along and we'll create some samba tunes together.

12 CHF is the charge (and if you're paying for the Surdo workshop at 7pm, then entry is free)

What to bring:

  • Ear Plugs (we recommend "Alpine Music Pros" from a music shop) if you forget, we have some basic ones available.
  • Water Bottle for staying hydrated
  • Spare T-shirt for afterwards (it gets pretty warm)


In der Vorweihnachtszeit öffnen wir unsere verbleibenden Kurse für Anfänger. Wir werden uns um dich kümmern, dich willkommen heißen und unser Bestes geben, damit du eine tolle Zeit mit uns verbringst. Egal, welches Niveau du hast, komm einfach vorbei und wir werden gemeinsam ein paar Samba-Melodien einstudieren.

Der Preis beträgt 12 CHF (und wenn du für den Surdo-Workshop um 19 Uhr zahlst, ist der Eintritt frei).

Was du mitbringen solltest:

  • Ohrstöpsel (wir empfehlen "Alpine Music Pros" aus dem Musikgeschäft), falls du sie vergessen hast, haben wir ein paar einfache Ohrstöpsel vorrätig.
  • Eine Wasserflasche, damit du genug Flüssigkeit zu dir nimmst
  • Ersatz-T-Shirt für danach (es wird ziemlich warm)

No período que antecede o Natal, nós estamos abrindo nossas sessões restantes para iniciantes, nós cuidaremos de você, lhe daremos as boas-vindas e faremos o nosso melhor para garantir que você se divirta muito jogando conosco. Não importa qual seja o seu nível, apenas venha junto e nós criaremos algumas músicas de samba juntos.

12 CHF é a taxa (e se você estiver pagando pelo workshop de Surdo às 19h, então a entrada é gratuita)

O que trazer:

  • Ear Plugs (nós recomendamos "Alpine Music Pros" de uma loja de música) se você esquecer, nós temos alguns básicos disponíveis.
  • Garrafa de água para se manter hidratado
  • Camiseta de reposição para depois (fica bem quente)

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Open Ensaio de Bateria (Core-Group and Beginners Together)

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