Edgar Vanegas

Edgar V.

Miami, FL

About Edgar V.

Edgar teaches: Ages 6 and up
Teaching since: September 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hi there! My name is Edgar V., I'm from Bogota, Colombia but I now reside in Miami, FL. I have an Associates Degree in Music Business, Creative Performance from Miami Dade College. I'm focused, patient, enthusiastic and very active! "Schedule a lesson with me now and start either speaking in Spanish or playing drums from day 1!."

**For Drum students***

My passion is playing drums and percussion. I've been playing drums for 14 years now. First I studied drums in Colombia with Shakira's former drummer Italo Lamboglia for 4 years and then when I moved here in US, I've kept refining my craft taking drum lessons at Miami Dade College, learning new techniques and so on.

I'm currently an independent drummer. I play with many artists and bands as a freelancer, So I get to perform very often live in different venues all over South Florida. I also freelance at different T.V. Networks as a background drummer and percussionist for artists promoting their songs on TV shows. I have won drum contests and competitions on stores and online as well. I have recorded various records and singles with major producers and performed in different countries as a hired drummer.

I've been sharing my knowledge in drums with others since I first started playing drums! I’m a believer that the more you share, the more you learn, and overtime I've realized that the process never stops. At first I was a drum instructor at a local church in Colombia. I had 10 – 20 students in a single classroom -- It was a great experience! Then when I came to the U.S. I've been mainly instructing privately, so I have plenty of experience.

Schedule a lesson with me now and start learning the art of playing drums. I am looking forward to meeting new and eager students who really want to bring their inner music out to share with the rest of us and develop their skills to the peak of their abilities. After all, you might be the next music prodigy, but perhaps you don’t know it yet! See you soon!

Edgar V.


*** Studio Equipment ***
living room: electric drum set, additional seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Electric drum set or acoustic drums set.

*** Specialties ***
If you take lessons with me, you can expect to learn everything you need to know to be a great drummer. I focus on 5 core skills to be a great drummer: Coordination, Rhythms, Music Theory, Sight Reading and Styles/ Interpretation.

I also use different methods and books like the Joe Porcaro's Drum Method, Syncopation, Stick Control, Even in the odds, among different methods depending on the style you want to focus on like Rock, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Fusion or even Metal.

Photos and Videos

In this video I'm performing the song "the only way i know" with the cover band Sucker Punch at the Toys in the sun run in Davie, FL.

Experience

Audio Engineer

Feb 2015 - Present
GLR Networks / Caracol Broadcasting Inc.

Master control room operator and pre/post production of live radio shows as well as uploading content to the servers so affiliated stations can reproduce the shows.

I operate digital mix boards and audio softwares such as Pro-tools, Adobe Audition, Reaper, and DaletPlus for media systems. I am proficient working with IP codecs for remote, outside broadcast, STL over IP, HTTP streaming, multicast, Telephone talk show systems and telephone Hybrids such as Comrex, Nereus and Tie Line. I also have knowledge of routing switchers and matrix intercom systems.

Freelance Drummer

Feb 2009 - Present
Univision Network

I am part of the backing bands on TV for national and international artist promoting their singles on shows at Univision, such as Sabado Gigante, El gordo y la flaca, Escandalo TV, Republica Deportiva among others.

Freelance Drummer

Jan 2007 - Present
D.L.F.

I am a freelance drummer for several cover bands in South Florida. Some of the bands I perform with are:

* La Linea band
* Raine
* Jessie Thompson Project
* Sucker Punch

I have performed at Blue Martini, Seminole Casinos, private events, clubs, lounges and sport bars.

Education

Associates in Science

Jan 2012 - May 2015
Miami Dade College

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Modern Musician Specialization

Mar 2015
Berklee College of Music

After completing 4 music courses and a final project I received a certification in Modern Musician from Berklee College of Music

Awards

2015 Music Business Outstanding Student

Apr 2015
Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus
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6 Reviews on Edgar V.

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Benito D. Oct 6, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
I liked him very much and my son really enjoyed his class!
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Jennifer F. Aug 3, 2015
Verified Student
Edgar really helped me keep up my Spanish conversational skills. He was always on time and polite, helpful and knowledgable.
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Albi Jul 28, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
Only 3 lessons so far but i gotta tell you ... My son really is into it (and he s only 6)!!!
Edgar is very respectful, patient w kids and definitely knows how to teach ;) so far ... Super good! ;)
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Rike F. Dec 12, 2014
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
Fantastic instructor! Extremely talented and knowledgeable about music. Very encouraging and patient. My daughter has learned a lot and really enjoys the lessons. I definitely recommend him!!
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Edgar V. Jun 14, 2013
Drum
Excellent drum teacher!

Edgar is an amazing drummer and teacher. He's very patient and committed to make you a great drummer. He also takes the instruction from the "classroom" to the real world, he once took me to one of his shows and let me play a song with his band!!! That was amazing.
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Alexandra N. May 24, 2013
Drum
Verified Student
overall, a very understanding and communicative intrustor.

The instructor is very kind and he will try to make the environment as comfortable as possible for you to practice. Also, he is very patient with his students and will make the student understand more about the music lesson taken.
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