Welcome to Paolo CIMMINO's class

After graduating in 1988, he began his career as a member of the San Carlo Theatre Orchestra of Naples, performing with them for twelve years. During that time he also studied ethnic music and jazz.

Currently, Paolo teaches percussion at G. Martucci Conservatoire in Salerno, frame drums and Principles of Ethnic Music at MusicAteneo of University in Salerno.


He is invited regularly to give master classes throughout Europe, (Germany, Spain , Greece,  Great Britain, Estonia, Croatia, ) including the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge The Purcell School Londra ,  Franz Liszt Hochschule fur Musik in Weimar-Germany, Music Academy Bijelovar - Croatia and of course inItaly, Trento, Fermo, Parma, Roma, Napoli.

A passionate educator, Paolo has written a wealth of educational material on the “Tamburello” (Italian tambourine like instrument) and its technique, including the highly acclaimed "A new way of playing Tamburello", published by Note di Merito and "5 tamburello solos” Ed. Artemide.



Norskmusik Forlag published “Hidden tears (Pianto nascosto)” for marimba and tamburello” and “Il Sorpasso“ for SET UP. Edition Svitzer published “Secret Passion” for marimba , strings and percussions. He also published a DVD  "La Tammurriata; ancient traditions and future possibilities" and Solkattu,Groove & Exercise for Italian Tambourine and Frame Drums produced by MusicAteneo.


In addition to his role as an educator, Paolo purses an active freelance career with regular concerts in Italy and the rest of Europe.

Framed Resonance  (marimba and Percussion) with Daniella Ganeva

Clay Drums India (Indian percussion , frame drums, piano and voice) with Ghatam Sureh MediTamburi  Percussion Quartet (he founded).


Soloist in the concert “Man behind  the drum “ for Frame drums , marimba midi, voice and loop station.


Endorser for Meinl percussion and Mallet Midi Kat.




The Cimmino's Master Class is one of the master classes within the World Percussion Movement "Summer Academy" 2014, which combines individual and group lectures. The programme of the master class can be partly chosen by participants, soloist repertoire and also music for ensembles. There is a huge emphasis on the technique, sound and interpretation.


Date: 22th – 23th July / maximum 14 active participants



LOCATION: Palazzo Marchesale - P.zza Garibaldi - 70029 Santeramo in Colle (BA, Italia)

PRACTICE: daily from 8.30 am to 10.30 pm


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+39 349/731 3545


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