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Sabbia bianca e pietra


Education and Development

My method is the result of a research that has been going on for almost 20 years, with the aim of increasing not only our being as musicians, but also our "being" as humans, in search of a richer and deeper awareness that embraces every aspect of life, as life and art interpenetrate and complete each other in an eternal circle.
The study of several martial arts and in particular of Aikido that I have practiced for over a decade, and that today integrates and interacts with every aspect of my instrumental practice, has opened up a world of possibilities related to self-knowledge, the development of a different physical awareness, the management of inner energy, the discovery of the power of breath, balance, the right mental attitude and empathy.

My method is based on three pillars:

  • Breathing

  • Balance

  • Mindset

there are myriad courses, books and methods that teach us "what" to practice, but few tell us "how" we should practice. My method seeks to bridge this gap, with the goal of structuring a functional and joyful practice, breaking down all tensions and reducing muscle and tendon work by going on to prevent and resolve postural and potentially inflammatory problems.




Tamburello in Italian traditional music

Andrea Piccioni, considered as one of the world's leading exponents on frame drums, after years of research based on iconographic sources and historical documents, presents the result of this journey within a conference thanks to the use of slides and video projections in which he traces the extraordinary history of Tamburello in Italy, from its beginnings that have their roots in the Greek- Roman period until the period of its maximum spread between 1700 and 1800 in which the Tamburello enjoyed an extraordinary reputation and spread throughout Europe. A fascinating journey full of information and anecdotes, between traditional and cultured music, with the intention of placing this extraordinary instrument outside of simplifications and clichés.
The duration of the meeting is about 60 minutes and involves the use of a video projector connected to an external audio source.


Corso di laurea ad indirizzo: Tamburi a Cornice.

Corsi propedeutici, Triennio di I livello, Biennio di II livello

Il Conservatorio P. I. Tchaikowsky di Nocera Terinese (Cz) ha attivato dal 2020 un corso propedeutico di Tamburi a cornice, tenuto da Andrea Piccioni, e all'interno del prestigioso dipartimento di Musica tradizionale che già comprende corsi di fisarmonica, organetto, chitarra battente, zampogna.
A partire dall'anno accademico 2022/2023 saranno attivati i Corsi di Laurea triennale e il Master di II livello biennale in TAMBURI A CORNICE, unico corso attualmente esistente focalizzato sulla prassi dei tamburi a cornice e ad indirizzo strumento.


Studying Frame Drums at the Conservatory.

Propaedeutic courses, Three-year course of I level, Two-year course of II level

The Conservatory of Catanzaro P. I. Tchaikowsky has activated since 2020 a propaedeutic course of Frame Drums, held by Andrea Piccioni, with the intention of activating a three-year degree course on frame drums, within the prestigious department of Traditional Music that already includes courses of organetto, chitarra battente, accordion and Italian bagpipes.



Online and in-person

Andrea is available for Masterclasses and Introductory Workshops on his "hand-to-hand" method for upright and lap style frame drums, tamburello and Italian percussions in general, and advanced rhythmic improvisation (open to all types of musicians, dancers, actors, etc.).

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