Xavier Vanegas

Xavier V.

Miami, FL
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
If you hire my as your instructor, (or your son’s instructor), you will find you or your son immersed in an exciting music environment! I focus my lessons on 5 core skills for my students: Coordination, Rhythms, Music Theory, Sight Reading and Styles & Interpretation. I will apply these concepts in a way that is very intuitively and dynamic, so you will find you or your son playing like a pro in no time!

I also understand that you or your son will develop and learn at unique pace, and in order to further develop your skills and make your learning process more enjoyable, I will treat you as my friend or buddy and not only as my student. This is because studies have demonstrated that people tend to learn more when they make a connection with their instructor. Therefore my goal will be to find your strengths and weaknesses, so I’d know how to successfully convey the right message so you or your son become a better drummer with each lesson.


* If you are an air-drummer aficionado, you will learn how to translate your passion into a real drum set, so you can play your favorite tunes with a band or at your garage, learning the basics with proper technique with exercises that will challenge you in a fun way!

* If you already have some knowledge and experience playing, i will take you to the next level, maybe explore other styles, keep the pocket steady and/or use some polyrhythms in your playing?

* if you are semi-pro gigin' and making some money, i will teach you how to be a pro, how to chart your drum sheets for when a band wants you to learn 20+ song in a weekend. how to build your own sound and we will go over sound-coloring and sound focus, among other fun stuff.

About Xavier V.

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!

Xavier 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.


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7 Reviews
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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!

Posted Mar 1, 2017
Benito D.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I liked him very much and my son really enjoyed his class!

Posted Oct 6, 2015
Jennifer F.

Edgar really helped me keep up my Spanish conversational skills. He was always on time and polite, helpful and knowledgable.

Posted Aug 3, 2015
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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! ;)

Posted Jul 28, 2015
Rike F.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

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!!

Posted Dec 12, 2014
Xavier V.

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.

Posted Jun 14, 2013
Alexandra N.

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.

Posted May 24, 2013

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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


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.


Associates in Science
Jan 2012 - May 2015

Miami Dade College



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


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


2015 Music Business Outstanding Student
Apr 2015

Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus

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