Hi there! I'm Xavier V. from Bogota, Colombia living in sunny Miami since 2008. I'm bilingual English/Spanish, proficient in French and learning Romanian. I graduated with the highest honors in Music Business from Miami Dade College in 2015, I've been working in broadcast media since after school and now working with ESPN in Coral Gables, FL.
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!."
** Drum prospects read below ***
I've been playing drums since 2000. 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 gun.
I've been teaching and 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!
*** 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.
Speaks Spanish, English, French
Awarded 2015 Music Business Outstanding Student from Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus
Teaches students 6 and up
I would highly recommend Edgar to anyone looking for drum lessons. He is very personable and knowledgeable. His lessons are challenging yet doable. He has great patience and makes you want to learn more. Great Teacher!
I liked him very much and my son really enjoyed his class!
Edgar really helped me keep up my Spanish conversational skills. He was always on time and polite, helpful and knowledgable.
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! ;)
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Miami Dade College
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Berklee College of Music
Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus
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