This is the best place in Rio to study percussion, and students have the opportunity to perform in music events throughout the city. Instructors here offer courses in a number of different drumming styles: Amazonian rhythms, samba, conga drums, Candomblé and much more, plus private lessons in guitar and other instruments.

If you plan to stick around in Rio a while, you can sign up for group classes (from R$180 per month) or hire an instructor for private classes. Maracatu also sells instruments on the 1st floor of the building.