Conny Sommer

Sound and Culture in lesson

On long journeys to Central and South America, Conny Sommer gained deep insights into Latin American culture: he embraced rhythm, playing and lifestyle. The graduated ethnomusicologist processes these experiences in his performances, seminars and workshops - and thus ensures the authentic sound.


World music, Flamenco, Jazz

Current musical projects
Antjes Weltempfänger, Groovy Wood

Favorite Instruments

My "working horse", for workshops and all bread and butter jobs. Smooth in sound, not too peculiar, fits to every music, no matter if jazz or heavy metal.

Only for Flamenco and Latin I prefer the CP605 Fineline Comfort Morado.

The CP580 Super Agile Silver Lining stands for pure energy. I'm happy to use it when I'm in the studio and need a crisp, loud instrument for individual and outstanding sounds.

I rarely go on tour without my U60 Bass Udu ...

... and NEVER EVER without SK30 Shorty Shaker ...

… and SK50 Groovy Shaker.

Conny Sommer teaches:

Schlagwerk Academy

Learn from the best.

You learn music by experiencing it. In their workshops, our educators show you how to improve your skills and rhythm and how to get more out of your instrument.

Lider Chang

Director of Percussion


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How tall are you?

Of course you can play on any Cajon, but the most comfortable instrument is the one that fits your height.

My height:

Which music styles does your heart beat loudest for?

In the versatile Schlagwerk range you will find instruments with the right sound character for every style. (multiple selection possible)

How do you play your instrument?

Schlagwerk Cajons are accentuated in different ways, the spectrum ranges from a delicate, subtle response to strong, powerful sounds.

What are the standards you expect from yourself and your instrument?

For beginners we recommend more simple instruments, advanced players can develop themselves optimally with more advanced Cajons.

Do you want to get more out of your Cajon with add-ons?

The Schlagwerk Cajon Add-Ons expand your sound possibilities: Apply additional sounds or play your Cajon like a drum kit.