Stephanie 'Samba Stef' Pawula is passionate about percussion and music.
Stephanie is a musician, music facilitator and event organiser. based in Sligo. She performs as a percussionist with several bands: Teresa Galvin Trio, Tropicana Musica & The Evolution Project
Over the last 10 years, Stephanie has facilitated music workshops in schools (primary, secondary and special). She regularly collaborates on a number of projects with Music Generation Sligo, Sligo Leader Partnership Company, Leitrim Development Company, Artscope as a music facilitator.
This year, Stephanie joined the Music Generation Sligo team as a music tutor. Stephanie delivers the Discovering Music program and the Con Tutti program in special schools. As well as a Ukulele program and Percussion program in a total of 7 schools reaching about 150 kids every week!
For more information on Music Generation : Music Generation Sligo
Stephanie is always developing her skills and knowledge in music. She has recently attended training in a programme in Belfast and Amsterdam with Musicians Without Borders
The workshops Samba Stef delivers are a real hand-on experience allowing the pupils to learn an instrument as part of a group.
Each workshop are designed to complement the music curriculum, listening,responding and performing or any other request to suits the clients needs.
Her relaxed and fun teaching style always get everybody to play together and understand how rhythms works.
Drumming is an inclusive and interactive way to learn music, develop a skill and work as a group in a safe and fun environment.
To book a workshop or get more info clic here.
European Maracatu Encontro 2014
Producer and co-ordinator of this event, held in Limerick. This is a weekend long gathering of Maractu (percussive style from North East Brazil) groups from all over Europe, celebrating the artform with the presence of Mestres (Masters) from Recife, NE Brazil. The event gathered 200 participants (drummers and dancers) from 8 differents countries representing a total of 22 different groups.