Erasmo Rodriguez

Erasmo R.

Murrieta, CA

About Erasmo R.

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Erasmo teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 2003
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hello Parents and Students,

I have been teaching and writing music professionally for ten years. My first introduction to music was just like some of you, starting in high school where I had a great teacher that encouraged me to play. This helped me so much, and I wouldn't be where I am at if it weren't for his help and positive encouragement. Now I try to encourage all of my students the same way.

After high school I went on and played percussion with various Orchestras such as the "œInland Valley Symphony Orchestra" and "Mt. San Jacinto Symphony Orchestra."

I have also been involved in the DCI (Drum Corps International) and Drumline community. I toured for four years and experienced performing with groups such as Yamato Drum and Bugle Corps 2002-2005, Black Knights 2006, and RCC marching and winter percussion under the direction of Scott Johnson & Jeff Lee in 2002, and Sean Vega & Jim Wunderlich in 2003.

During my college years I started playing Jazz Vibraphone in my school'™s top big-band. This allowed me the opportunity to play Jazz Piano which I have performed and still study until this day. As a result, Jazz has now become one of my biggest passions.

As a Professional International Composer, I have had the privilege of writing and arranging for many marching bands, wind ensembles, and indoor percussion ensembles, including orchestrations, recordings and sequencing projects for media, and musical theatre in the United States and Japan.

I am also currently an adjudicator for the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) and a member of the Vic-Firth Education Team.

I hope that this gives you a close and personal Idea of where I come from and hope that I can help you get the most out of your experience with music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that in order for you to get the most out of our lessons it takes both, the Teacher'™s and Student'™s understanding and attention from both ends. sometimes giving all of the information in the world won't help if one there is no engagement and two if me as a teacher don't make sure that you understand. So I like to make sure to explain things in more than one way to make sure the student understands the concepts and what to practice.

I like to keep a relaxed atmosphere, but also making sure that there is a high level of professionalism and expectation of attentiveness from the student.

Of course, I also understand that this all depends on the age of the student, and as we meet and get to see what it is that you want to focus on and I will make sure to concentrate on that and help you reach your goals!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Mallets, Concert and Marching Sticks, Metronome, Practice pad, and Literature.
(Acoustic and Electric Piano are available depending on the time we arrange our lessons at the studio)
(Electric Drumset Available soon)

*** Travel Equipment ***
Mallets, Concert and Marching Sticks, Metronome, Practice pad, and Literature.
(I sometimes bring additional implements, such as hand drums, like a djembe and other accessories, depending on the focus of our lessons.)
I may be able to bring a Keyboard upon request

*** Specialties ***
I have been performing with Drum and bugle corps since 2002, (DCI)

Marching Rudimental, and Concert Percussion styles. All Percussion.
Orchestral, Marimba, Vibraphone, and Marching Percussion.

I specialize in the Jazz genre, and have performed Jazz piano.. which includes sight-reading and chord recognition in the Jazz idiom.

Photos and Videos

Modern Big Band Jazz Composition. Performed by Cal State University Sacramento

Experience

International Professional Composer

Jan 2005 - Present
Composing Experience

2005 – Present – Japan

2005, 2006 – Saitama Sakae High School – Sakae Japan

2006 – Spirits of Stars – Japan

2007, 2008 – Yamato Youth Arts Association, Inc. – Kyoto, Japan

2008 – Kawadori Elementary School – Ugochi, Japan

2008 – Chuo Elementary School – Osaka, Japan

2008 – Yokahama HIE Elementary School – Osaka, Japan

2008 – 2015 Yoshiida Elementary School – Fukushima, Japan

2013, 2014 – Soka Renaissance Vanguard – Tokyo Shinjuku, Japan

2013 – 2015 Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps – Saitama, Japan

2014 - Taipei Yuehfu Drum and Bugle Corps – Taipei, Taiwan

2015 - Koshigaya Nishi High School - Saitama, Japan

Percussion Instructor and Composer/Arranger

Jul 2003 - Present
Self / MVHSD

Professional Composer & Instructor

Jan 2003 - Present
2003 – Present – United States

2003 – San Jacinto High School – San Jacinto, CA

2003, 2004 – Ramona High School – Riverside, CA

2004 – Aliso Niguel High School – Riverside, CA

2004 – Upland High School – Upland, CA

2004 – 20010 – Canyon Springs High School, Moreno Valley, CA

2005 – Kennedy High School – La Palma, CA

2005 – Sonora High School – La Habra, CA

2005 & 2008 – Vista Murrieta High School – Murrieta, CA

2005 to 2007 – So-Cal Dream Senior Corps – Irvine, CA

2005 to 2006 – Serrano High School – Phelan, CA

2006 – Perris High School – Perris, CA

2007 – The Mark Vargas Quartet – Moreno Valley, CA

2007 Riverside Com. College Telecommunications Department – Riverside, CA

2007 Inland Valley Magazine. – Riverside, CA

2007 to 2008 – Etiwanda High School – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2008 – Nogales High School – La Puente, CA

2009 to 2012 Loara High School – Anaeim, CA

2007 to 2015 – Murrieta Valley High School – Murrieta, CA

2012, 2013 – Cathedral City HighSchool – Cathedral City, CA

2012 to 2015 – Orange County Independent Percussion – Fountain Valley, CA

2012, 2014 – Fallbrook High School – Fallbrook, CA

2015 - Rancho Mirage High School - Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City CA

Teacher & Instructor

Jan 2002 - Present
Teaching Experience - 2002 – Present

2002 – San Jacinto High School – San Jacinto, CA

2003 – Ramona High School – Riverside, CA

2004 to 2008 – Canyon Springs High School – Moreno Valley, CA

2005 – Sonora High School – Fullerton, CA

2005 – Perris High School – Perris, CA

2005 – Kennedy High School – La Palma, C

2005 to 2006 – So-Cal Dream Senior Corps – Irvine, CA

2006 – Serrano High School – Phelan, CA

2006 – Yamato Drum and Bugle Corps – Riverside, CA

2007 to 2008 – Etiwanda High School – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2005 & 2008 – Vista Murrieta High School – Murrieta, CA

2009 – Temescal Canyon High School – Lake Elsinore, CA

2013 – Cathedral City High School – Cathedral City, CA

2008 to 2013 – Murrieta Valley High School – Murrieta, CA

2012 to 2013 – Orange County Independent Percussion – Fountain Valley, CA

2013 – Yoshiida Elementary School – Fukushima, Japan

Musician

Jan 2000 - Present
Performing Experience

2000 – Present, some of the performances include:

2000 to 2003 – Mt. San Jacinto Symphony Orchestra

2001 & Spring of 2006 – Inland Valley Symphony Orchestra

2001 – Coachella Valley Symphony Orchestra

2002, 2003, 2005 – Yamato Drum And Bugle Corps

2003 to 2004 – Black Knights Drum Corps

2002 to 2003 – Riverside Com. College Marching Band

2002 to spring of 2008 – Riverside Com. College Concert Percussion Ensemble

2003 – Riverside Com. College Winter Drum Line

2006 to 2007 – Riverside Com. College Jazz Ensemble

2008 – Empire Swing Orchestra

2009 – Canto Bello Chorale Orchestra

2009 – Riverside Lyric Opera

2013 – Piano Bar – Hollywood, CA

2013 – La Descarga Cuban Longue – Hollywood, CA

Education

Music Education

Sep 2014 - Present
Cal-State University Fullerton

Private Lessons

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008
Cal-State Fullerton

Music Performance (Degree received)

Sep 2006 - Jul 2007
Riverside City College

MIDI “- 2006 (Degree received)

Sep 2005 - Jul 2006
Riverside City College

Marching Percussion

Jul 2002 - Aug 2005
Drum and Bugle Corps

Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Percussion Adjudicator

Jun 2010
Southern California Band and Orchestra Association

Erasmo is a percussion adjudicator for the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA)

http://scsboa.org/

MARCHING PERCUSSION SPECIALIST

Jun 2007
Vic-Firth Artist and Educator Roster

Erasmo is a member of the Vic-Firth Education Team.

MARCHING PERCUSSION SPECIALIST

http://www.vicfirth.com/artists/edu.php?letter=r

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7 Reviews on Erasmo R.

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Shannon B. Apr 25, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Always look forward to the lesson. Very professional and fun. Shannon has enjoyed it!
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Bobbi Mar 30, 2016
Piano · In studio
Punctual and friendly. My daughter really enjoyed herself and seems excited to learn.
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Sheila Oct 19, 2015
Erasmo is a grt kind teacher! He is outstanding, my daughter loves his class and he is so incredibly sweet! Great piano teacher!!!
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Lauren York Sep 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
My daughter really enjoyed her first class! Erasmo is very sweet and Lauren felt comfortable from the moment he shook her hand! Very professional and very sweet! We feel blessed that we found such a kind teacher!
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Arianne Aug 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very good music teacher!
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Dylan P. Sep 29, 2013
Piano
Great Teacher

Though at times his schedule can be a little cluttered, Erasmo is always willing to add another lesson to his calendar. He's an all-around great teacher and nice guy, and this really shows through the relaxed, chill environment he creates during lessons. He taught me almost everything I know about music, and I feel like I can come to him whenever I have a question about a certain technique or piece of music. Respect.
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Adriano M. May 16, 2013
Percussion
Amazing instructor

Erasmo has been my instructor and has taught me mallet percussion for the past year, and over that year I have improved unbelievably. He is an amazing instructor, very patient and helps explain so the student can fully understand. I have gotten very far within such little time thanks to him. I have become such a better musician from the time I started learning from Erasmo, and I have gotten many great opportunities to become an even better musician thanks to the instruction I have learned. I would highly recommend him for anyone of any age.
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