ASAF SIRKIS

drummer composer educator

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Photo by Carola Thieme

Photo by Carola Thieme


 

MASTERING RHYTHM WITH KONNAKOL

 

Asaf Sirkis enjoys a variety of educational work; private lessons, lectures, workshops, seminars and online teaching. In about the last 10 years, he has been studying the art of Konnakol - the South Indian Vocal percussion under master mridangamist Paramasany Kirupakaran and various other teachers.

Asaf has found an easy and clear way of teaching this complex art in a western context helping many students and professionals overcome rhythmic challenges and develop a strong awareness for rhythm. 

What is Konnakol?

Konnakol - the south Indian vocal-percussion system is a 5000 years old rhythmic language. It is one of the most effective, direct and quick ways to understand, internalize and master rhythm. Konnakol opens a door to another dimension in rhythmic thinking. This amazing technique uses a natural and clear approach for the perception of subdivisions. It will greatly improve physical-mental focus and coordination for any instrumentalist or singer.
The rhythmic concept of Konnakol exercises can be practiced anywhere and anytime with or without an instrument: whether you`re touring with your band, traveling by bus or train or sitting on the bench in the park.


available types of educational work:

 

*MASTERING RHYTHM WORKSHOP: THE BASICS OF KONNAKOL AND UNDERSTANDING RHYTHM


*BREATHING RHYTHMS WORKSHOP: BREATHING TECHNIQUES WITH SYLWIA BIALAS & MASTERING RHYTHM WITH ASAF SIRKIS:

ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT `BREATHING RHYTHMS`


*KONNAKOL - PRIVATE LESSONS (SKYPE OR IN PEARSON)

*DRUM LESSONS (IN PERSON)

*ONLINE COURSES: COMING SOON...


Asaf at a typical 'Mastering Rhythm' workshop at the Brighton Jazz School (Photo by Rachel Zhang)

Asaf at a typical 'Mastering Rhythm' workshop at the Brighton Jazz School (Photo by Rachel Zhang)

This masterclass was an excellent introduction to the Konnakol system.
— Charley Anderson, Essex Jazz Magazine
 

 

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