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! Iâm 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 â 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 donât 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.
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
* Jessie Thompson Project
* Sucker Punch
I have performed at Blue Martini, Seminole Casinos, private events, clubs, lounges and sport bars.
After completing 4 music courses and a final project I received a certification in Modern Musician from Berklee College of Music